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restaurant suggestions, downtown please

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restaurant suggestions, downtown please

jrnlmkr | Oct 5, 2010 03:08 PM

thanks to everyone who made suggestions about where i should go during my month in new york last august. now, i'm coming back to visit the man who joined me on all my eating adventures and i'd like to have a few tricks to pull out of my hat.

last trip, we went to:

market table
casa mono
cookshop
barbuto
spotted pig
breslin
num pang
xian xian
milk bar
chickalicious
republic--ick

i'm sure there were more, but it all melts into a wine soaked distended stomach romantic haze.

so here's what i'm looking for:

places to eat with a guy i'm crazy about with really good food, maybe a bit romantic, but not cheesy and not too uptown. i love fashion just about as much as i love food, so i'll be dressing, more martin margiela than coco chanel but he's pretty casual and i need him to feel comfortable, too.

fish isn't his favorite, me, i'll eat just about anything if it is delicious.

and to further give you an idea of what i like, until it closed, tailor served me just about the best meal i've ever had, yet i don't love wd50. i loved alias back when it didn't have tacos on the menu.
and i absolutely hated my dinner at dbgb, though the time i went to his midtown place with the foie gras burger still tickles me because martha stewart was sitting at the next table. no, i'm not star struck, i live in la and here everyone is a star, but she, in public, picked food out of her teeth with her finger. i saw it. my friend saw it. and it still makes me laugh.

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