I am a New Orleans chowhound who will be visiting New York in October. Since I live in a food city, I'm obsessed with food! Because I'm spoiled in my home town, I don't need 5 star dining. Great quality, interesting and yummy food! We will plan to have one knock out meal during our trip (I have a reservation at Daniel, but am open to alternatives)
I'd like to make the rounds and do my own food tasting tour in the city- exotic/ethnic, pastries, meats, specialty foods, and of course desserts.
If you had 3-4 hours and wanted to try your favorites around Manhattan, a $100-200 budget, what would they be?
We are open to taking subways and cabs and to experiencing hole in the wall places that many tourists don't visit. I'm also open to a progressive meal in one neighborhood. My mom, a history teacher will be joining me so a historic/cultural location would be a plus.
I look forward to your creative ideas!