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San Gennaro, Spotted Pig, and need a few other recs

lynnlato | | Sep 6, 2009 04:43 PM

Hi, its me again...

I'm headed back to the city for another weekend food extravaganza. My sister and I are staying in Tribeca and will arrive Friday early afternoon. I am thinking about lunch at Momofuku Noodle Bar, (I've been before), but am open to other suggestions in the area. Any ideas for fun, casual but off the beaten path food? Nothing high end.

Friday night we are going to see Aretha at Radio City and I'm thinking we'll need something light to eat (and adult beverages) before the show so something around Radio City that would be good. After the show I think we may do Blue Ribbon Brasserie for the bone marrow, oysters and whatever else suits us.

We're staying near Canal & 6th and will need breakfast (not brunch) for a couple of days. Anything close by? Saturday my sister wants to go to the Feast of San Gennaro. Now I would prefer to avoid this mess but she is hell bent and determined. What can you tell me about this festival? Will it be mobs of tourists? Ugh. Maybe I'll break free and wander off to Chinatown for some ice cream. Anything I need to check out, foodwise, in Little Italy? Are there any pubs in the vicinity that have decent fare and are fun to hang out in?

I've been craving a Spotted Pig burger, but would also like to try something new. What is your best rec for casual gastropub-like grub?

As always, you folks always give me the best advice. Thanks in advance!

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