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Apr 11, 2011 07:49 AM

15 hours in the city.

I am going on a whirlwind red eye bus trip to the city. I've been numerous times but I want to try to hit a couple great places while we are there.

We are celebrating my sister's birthday so a moderate place for dinner would be great. $30 or less per person.

Maybe a little food tour for lunch? 3 - 4 stops? Including a dessert - please no Magnolia Bakery, it's overrated in my opinion.


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  1. $30 per person, is this before tax, tip, wine/drinks? Any preferred cuisines? Neighborhoods?

    Is this a weekday? Weekend?

    RGR's self guided LES walking tour is pretty fun (sub in Pickle Guys for Guss' Pickles):

    Here's some others:

    Pickle Guys
    49 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

    6 Replies
    1. re: kathryn

      Before. No specific cuisine. Just something fun for a birthday.

      Willing to plan around so doesn't matter where. Thanks for the other info.

      This is Saturday, June 11.

      1. re: emi683

        Indian food? or Great italian. but not limited to those

        1. re: emi683

          Does birthday girl have a favorite food? Or thing she'd love to try? Something to surprise her?

          1. re: kathryn

            sarahdowni is the birthday girl. She is asking for Indian or Very good Italian. I don't want to surprise her - she wouldn't like that. :) She wants to be involved in the pick :)

            She loves pretty much anything. I know this is not very specific - but she really does.

            1. re: emi683

              If it helps - originialy I was thinking The Spotted Pig.

              Spotted Pig
              314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

        2. re: kathryn

          Thanks, as always, for recommending my tour, kathryn! :) Another correction: Economy Candy is at 108 Rivington, not 145. Also, since emi683 is coming on a Saturday, The Pickle Guys will be closed, as will Kossar's.


          If you want cupcakes, Sugar Sweet Sunshine, 126 Rivington, can easily be included on my tour.