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tochipotle | | Apr 26, 2007 08:42 AM

I know you get thousands of posts about visits to NY. I hope your patience hasn't run out by the time you read mine...would you eat here where we've planned to? Unfortunately, we have a limited budget, so we can only splurge on a few meals. We're from Toronto, and love all types of food and are pretty excited to eat our way around the city!

Details: 2 people, Coming to NY May 14-19. Staying at the Holiday Inn 232 West 29th (it was the best we could do!). We're willing to travel anywhere the subway or a cab will take us though.

Dinner reservations at the following:
Monday, May 14: Gramercy Tavern (they don't accept reservations, so we'll just have to wait)
Tues, May 15: Lure Fish Bar
Wed, May 16: Blue Smoke
Thurs, May 17: Sushi Yasuda - sitting at the sushi bar - which chef would you ask for?
Fri, May 18: Lupa (From friend's rec, chose this over Babbo - are we just crazy?)

For breakfast and lunch - I am very excited about the street food in NYC. I know pizza is a contentious issue on this board - I'm going to try as many different types as possible! Of course we'll also visit Ess-a Bagel. In terms of street vendors though, I'm looking forward to eating at the list below - if you should have any suggestions, please let me know:

Dosa Man (Washington Square South and Sullivan St)
Calexico Carne Asada (Wooster & Prince)
Tony Dragonas 62nd & Madison
Kwik Meal - whichever location is closest
Indian Food Cart 53rd & Park
maybe Daisy Mays BBQ or if we can manage to get to Queens the Arepa Lady
The only type of street food allowed for sale in Toronto are hot dogs or sausage - so I'm thinking I might skip Hallo Berlin in favour of more, shall we say, exotic options - unless you think I should go...

If anybody should have a recommendation of where we should eat lunch in Chinatown (love noodles), or where we should venture outside of Manhattan, I would really appreciate it.
Actually, I'd just really appreciate any advice at all - my first visit, I've done lots of research, and I am so damn excited!
Thank you very much.

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