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LA. Foodie needs NYC recs from bi-coastals (or those who are just bi-coastal-curious)

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Hello! I am going to be in NYC in March for about a week, and I want to eat my face off. I've been there many times, but I want to find some hidden gems that I haven't come across yet. I like all kinds of food but am especially looking for:

1. Old School Italian
2. Chinese
3. Meat/Butchery centered
4. Molecular Gastronomy/ anyone who is doing something avant garde that doesn't include gimmicks like eating in the dark etc.

Here are some of my favorite places in L.A. to give you an idea:
Animal
Comme Ca
Terried Sake House (I know it's closed....single tear)
Jitlada
Marouch
The Yard
Vincenti

And don't worry, I'm only there for a week so I won't be the reason your secret spot becomes an unbearable hipster haven overnight!

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Jitlada
5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Marouch Restaurant
4905 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA

Terried Sake House
11617 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Vincenti Restaurant
11930 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

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  1. I have no recommendations for you, but just wanted to say your thread title cracked me up. Have a fun trip.

    1. Rao's for Old School Italian.

      Imperial Palace, Guang Zhou (aka Perfect Team), Great Sichuan, food stalls at Golden Mall (inclunding Xi'an) for Chinese.

      WD-50 is the obvious choice for molecular gastronomy.

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        Agree with WD~50. Wylie Dufresne still cooks great meals.

      2. Don Peppe near JFK airport for Italian food
        get the linguini with clam sauce
        get the clam oregenata

        1. Roberto's near Arthur Ave in the Bronx serves up great old school Italian food.