Hi. I'll be in town this weekend (landing at LGA at 11:30 pm Friday) for a film class and am staying near Bowery and E. Houston. I'm looking for some recommendations for good spots for solo diners, which usually means a casual atmosphere and a bar.
I love all types of food, so nothing is off the table. The more interesting the better, since I don't have access to a wide variety of ethnic cuisine in my small Colorado mountain town. Also, I'm not a huge eater, so a couple great appetizers (or tapas/sushi plates) might be ideal. A fairly priced wine list would also be welcome.
I have budgeted $100/day for dining and don't eat breakfast, so should have about $80/night for dinner. I can fudge that number up a little if someplace is a must, but am very happy spending much less.
I'll hit Katz's for lunch on Saturday (pastrami wet, right?) and will probably find something else quick and close to 4th and 2nd Ave. on Sunday.
I don't mind a walk for dinner (or even a bus or subway ride if necessary). A nice walk will actually probably be welcome after sitting in lectures all day. Therefore, I'm looking for recommendations for late night Friday (very near my location), Saturday night and Sunday night (and maybe lunch Monday near the train station).
And maybe a little off topic, but I'm considering hitting the Blue Note for jazz Sunday night. If someone has a dual recommendation for Sunday night that would have me dining near a good music place (I'm thinking jazz or blues) that would be a bonus.
I appreciate any advice. Thanks.