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blue129 | | Jun 27, 2007 10:19 PM

I'll finally be making a day trip this Saturday (to see the last matinee of Company at the Barrymore theater). It's not even close to as much time as I'd like to spend there, but I plan to at least go to Di Fara and some place for gelato (thinking about Il Laboratio). These places are not close to each other, as far as I can tell, but I'm desperate to go from what I've heard.

What other (casual) places would you guys strongly suggest that I (an impoverished student) check out, things that New Yorkers in the diaspora search for (in vain!) everywhere else? (Case in point: pizza.)

And, I happen to be lucky enough to have access to excellent Vietnamese/Chinese, Lebanese, Moroccan, Indian, and seafood from my family and where I live in MA, so not those....

Thanks for any advice you can give me!

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