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Fun Manhattan challange

thunderbug84 | | Jun 19, 2007 07:43 AM

So, one of my best friends from home (Oregon) is visiting me. She's been under a lot of stress lately, so I want to show her an amazing time in Manhattan. Because we are getting a hotel, our budget is stretched a bit thin. I'm looking for fun, funky places to take her that are pretty inexpensive. She is very easy to please, but she's not into sushi. Hole-in-the-wall places are a bonus! I also want to treat her to food that she cant get in Oregon. After looking at the "poor student" post, I got a few ideas. Comments and suggestions are much appreciated!

3 or 4 lunches
3 dinners

Here are my ideas so far:

-Le Tableau or Ivo & Lulu for dinner (I really want to take her to a French or French fusion place)
-Mamoun's for lunch
-Caracas Arepa Bar for lunch
-I definity want to take her to a nice place for a prix fixe lunch... maybe Tabla?
-My favorite dumping place in Chinatown

Thats all I have! Also, any suggestions for a place with great late-night cocktails and a good scene would be great!