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Oct 1, 2012 10:27 AM

Oct 31- Nov 4 Eating Itinerary Gaps

Please critique my eating/drinking itinerary (this is my sixth visit to NYC):

OCTOBER 31 (Wed)

Arrival 1:30ish at JFK, hotel is in Murray/Curry Hill-Kips Bay area, so my estimate is 3:00 for the earliest sitdown to eat - will be STARVING by then -

Grand Sichuan? Eataly for a pizza?

Death + Co at 6pm - possibly followed by a stop at Employees Only

Osteria Morini res at 8:45

NOVEMBER 1 (Thurs)

(Hopefully) EMP at noon

8 PM - Once the Musical

John's or PizzaArte after?

NOVEMBER 2 (Friday)

Early lunch at Red Egg or Golden Unicorn

12:30 9/11 Memorial reservation

______ early dinner? Already been to Le B (love) - been to Babbo several times but considering going back...

8 PM - Glengarry Glen Ross

Milk & Honey after? (with res, have been once before)

NOVEMBER 3 (Saturday)

Lunch - probably a slice at Joe's on Carmine (a tradition)
Dinner open - would like to work in Mayahuel and Raines Law Room. A stop at Jacques Torres also.

NOVEMBER 4 (Sunday)

Lunch at Jean-Georges

Quick stop at MoMa to see the Scream (have been to Moma before)

early dinner/snack open - flight to JFK departs just before 9:00 pm

Any feedback is appreciated, whether logistical or food-wise. We are heavy on Asian and Italian food on purpose. Have been to Le B, Scarpetta, Per Se Salon, Bar Boulud, Mailiano, Grand Sichuan (St. Marks Place location), Chinatown Brasserie (which I understand is now closed), Katz's, Gramercy Tavern, Artisinal. Thanks to the Hounds for any help! Cheers!

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  1. Also I have read much about wd-50 but I am not interested in it.

    1. You'd BETTER be starving if you are going to make yourself eat at Les Halles.

      1. Good list with the exception of Les Halles. Opportunity Cost. Don't waste the time, calories, money. Better options.

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        1. re: thegforceny

          Sneakeater and thegforceny, please see my explanation below - my hotel is near Les Halles, I was just trying to give a foodie landmark, no plans to eat there, LOL! ;)

        2. For the best dim sum in the city right now, go to Hakkasan. Red Farm is also good, but they don't take reservations and the seating situation isn't ideal (imho) because of the communal table.

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            1. re: Cheeryvisage

              You're kidding, right?

              Nam Wah. If we're talking Manhattan.

              1. re: mitchleeny

                No, I'm not kidding. Hakkasan and Red Farm are leagues above any other dim sum restaurants in the city.

                1. re: mitchleeny

                  I would strictly be staying in Manhattan and I do appreciate any recommendations! Thanks mitchleeny!

                  1. re: pizzajunkie

                    By the way, if you enjoy soup dumplings, Red Farm's soup dumplings are the best.

              2. This isn't a comment about the restaurants you've choosen, but I would maybe add that you may be impacted on Halloween if you end up anywhere near the Village Halloween Parade. I think you'll be far enough away from the crowds, but just wanted to make sure you were aware.

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                1. re: Beloved1

                  THanks Beloved - I was trying to be mindful of the parade - I was there for Halloween a few years ago and ate at the Grand Sichuan on St Marks place with no problem, but that was during the parade.