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chef's first trip to nyc. please help


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chef's first trip to nyc. please help

cotney32 | | Jul 16, 2008 12:37 PM

hello all chowhounds

next month my boyfriend and i will be in nyc for a week - staying in brooklyn with friends and hopefully covering a lot of ground. he's been a cook for 15 years in various kitchens in new orleans where he's from and savannah, ga where we now live. this will be his first trip to new york and i want to be sure he gets as much out of it as possible.

meals we have planned:
dinner at the spotted pig
dinner at mas
lunch at citrus
lunch at craftbar
brunch at les halles
dinner at fleur de sel
brunch at cafe boulud

the other meals will be filled by falafel, pizza, etc. w/o any real advance planning. [and after seeing streetfoodenthusiast's amazing post on tamales, we will definitely be heading that way!!]

i was hoping to get advice on any food/cookware/specialty shops we should not miss. also, of course any other suggestions for eating.

one thing i'm excited for him to do is artisinal... probably just a flight and cheese pairing one afternoon. i would love suggestions for things i most likely haven't heard about as an infrequent visitor over the past 10 years...

thank you all in advance!

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