The family and I are making the annual pilgrimage to NY after Christmas and sadly I haven't been keeping up with the food scene, probably in part because I need to tighten my belt in more ways than one. Nevertheless, we'd like some moderate recommendations. My husband wants to go to Carmines b/c he thinks it's the quintessential "festive" holiday restaurant, but I'm skeptical. We've been to most of the top Zagat spots. I hope to make it to Sri--whatever the name of the Thai place in Queens is. Also hoping for some sublime ramen.