Baltimore hound in need of suggestions for dad's 60th birthday this coming February. I'm in charge of rounding up his brothers and sister (+ spouses) who all live in NY or NJ for a surprise dinner on a Saturday night. My wife and I will take Mom and Dad up to NYC for the weekend to "celebrate" and then meet up with his siblings for the big surprise at a restaurant.
Here's the catch. . .while we're adventurous eaters and don't mind dropping some coin on a great meal, the sibs tend to lean a little more to conservative/"normal" tastes and probably don't want to break the bank for one meal with their brother (don't ask). Italian is always a family fave, so maybe we can start with that.
So NYC hounds, whatcha got? I have some time, but Mom's the anal-retentive, plan-it-out-years-in-advance-type so the sooner I have some ideas to give her the better. Thanks.