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Jmore | | Jul 15, 2011 08:57 AM

Will be making a much needed trip to the states in sept & will be traveling with my gf, along with my brother & his partner, as well as the old folks.. Will have 5nights/dinners & breakfasts, only 4 lunches

Although we won't be doing everything together (different shopping tastes/destinations and different plans for visiting sites), we all enjoy the same food/restaurants which makes it pretty convenient -
would like to know everyones current picks of what they would in each category and what you would order... or what I could add if I'm missing something that should be included
+ indicates a place we are pretty set on
- are options we've come up with to fill in (but as mentioned, please do mention if we are missing something youd recommend)
If you agree with the +, please recommend a must Eat dish

We are prepared to spend $1 to $200 for a meal, as long as it's value for money, the service isn't f*@$ off bad (meaning we are willing to bare AVERAGE service - given the food will be top notch) and we are not spending time on a meal that could/should have been spent elsewhere... So here's where Your help would be greatly appreciated

1) Breakfast
+ Locanda verde (everything looks good)
+ Clinton st baking co (gf loves pancakes)
- Maialino (willing to give a go although my brother received terrible service @ breakfast)
- cookshop
- shopsins
- patisserie Claude or Ceci cela (for choc croissant)
- Joseph Leonard (breakfast sandwich)

2) lunches
+ burger: (shake shack/burger joint/db bistro moderne/minetta tavern... Could even be moved to a dinner before broadway show if another lunch recommended)
+ EMP (seems like a ridiculous deal + highly recommended by brother)
- del posto (lunch special)
+ Katz (pastrami on rye)

3) dinners
+ babbo
+ pizza (will probably have 2 pizza meals - looking at sit down meals - narrowed down to lucali/motorino/keste)
- Xian famous foods (was thinking for a quick meal before Yankees game)
- ???
- 1 high end dinner would be nice... Preferably not Asian Food

4) other food
Hot dogs, will fit one in somewhere (crif dogs or grays papaya?)
Gelato, will most probably be eating desserts at restaurants.. But will get round to one, so after reading good reviews so far, la cremeria
Chocolatiers, Kees + la maison
Beers, spuyten devil + dba... Burp castle + blind tiger + vol de nuit
Cocktails, open to any suggestions - nice place to hang out

Even if you can only respond to one part, your input is really appreciated

Joseph Leonard
170 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014

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