I'm coming out of lurk/research mode as I'm finally ready for my itinerary critique. I lived in NYC until 1999. And although I've been back for a day here or there, this time I'll be in the city for 3 nights. I'll be with my Mom (her 60th, my 40th), and the two of us will enjoy a few days of Theatre, shopping and great food. I am pregnant, and therefore have limitations on sushi/raw foods and of course, alcohol, as well as my own crazy cravings and aversions. Also, at the moment, I can't eat too much at one sitting, so I've eliminated some of the higher end meals that I will have to try another time (per se and 11 madison park). Some of it is still loose (particularly Thursday), so that we have options based on our whim(s)-
Arrive Tues 12 noon
Lunch: Artisinal 1:15 resv. (Mom is a wine and cheese fanatic - I will be fine with fondue or other cooked cheese items)
Snack: Sesame Wontons @ Noodles on 28 - probably not a chowhound place, but I have too many fond memories to not enjoy a few of my old favorites.
Theatre: Wicked 7pm
After Theatre: Stanton Social 10:30 resv. -- I love small plates- especially eclectic! In '99 there were only a handful of spanish tapas places.
Wednesday: Shopping day on the UES
Lunch: Fig & Olive, Eli's, Frederick's Madison, or Tabla Bread Bar ( maybe? i know it's not uptown, but I'd like to try it, if it's not too out of the way for our day)
Dinner: Atlantic Grill with Friends. I've been here before, I know what I'm ordering and so I'm satisfied even though it's not new and exciting.
Thursday: Shopping Downtown
Lunch: Little Giant
Tabla Bread Bar
Tides (for Lobster Roll)
or just pick up snacks (see list at bottom)
We may want to catch a play tonight, if so, we would need to find a place where we can have an early enough dinner or it needs to be located closer to midtown:
Dinner: Crispo - too many raves on chowhound to miss - will it work with Theatre?
Tao - midtown, could work with Theatre
Alta - interesting menu - probably won't work with Theatre ?
Colors interesting menu - probably won't work with Theatre ?
Hearth interesting menu - probably won't work with Theatre ?
Buddakan - again, I love small plates
After Theatre: Chickalicious??
Snacks/Pick-me-ups/ something "to-go" on Friday/or switch outs for lunches/or even Breakfasts
Buttercup Bake Shop
L'arte del Gelato,
Botega del Vino 7 East 59th btw 5th & 6th – Sammy’s Mocchachino
La Maison du Chocolat
Rice to Riches
Thanks in advance for your advice, comments, ideas and/or switchout recs!