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please help an overwhelmed nychound with her picks

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please help an overwhelmed nychound with her picks

shirlotta | Sep 14, 2007 11:58 AM

ciao, hounds!

i am feeling ultra overwhelmed combing through your boards for top picks. so many choices! can you help with places i've come up with so far, and add to or amend the list? i will be in town for thursday night - saturday morning in the beginning of october. i'm staying in the soma area and do not have a car (but i guess cabs are pretty easy to get?)

so: arriving late thursday night. would like to go to a wine bar with good food. i was thinking yield, since i just saw an article in the ny times about it. i'd like a nice, unpretentious wine bar, cozy and friendly with yummy little eats. suggestions?

friday: i will be alone for most of the day, thought of going to:
1. ferry building for breakfasty things
2. good pho for lunch - i just went on a trip to vietnam and am so missing the food - of course, i was in hoi an so i wasn't having northern vietnamese, but... there's really no good vietnamese in nyc. i wanted to go to turtle tower, but it's so very far for one with no car! or maybe it's actually not that far? any recommendations?
3. Can people study/do work at Tartine cafe, or is that not possible? Does anyone have recs for a good study cafe in the vicinity of soma?
4. zuni cafe for dinner (from what i gather, seems sort of touristy, but i love their cookbook so much...)

i mostly need help on those two days. any recommendations would be much appreciated! thank you!

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