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First trip to NYC, help me narrow my list!


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First trip to NYC, help me narrow my list!

CheeksandLeeks | | Feb 8, 2012 01:52 AM

I'm turning 30 in a few short weeks and I've never been to NYC (gasp), booked a trip for just four short days starting feb 29th through early march 4th. Since I'm a major food nerd I've been compiling a list of places I want to try while in town but it's just too long right now and I'd love some help crossing a few off (ok, ok if you know I'm missing out on something incredible then offer a new suggestion). I'm only planning to do one super pricey meal and then a whole bunch of more reasonably priced small meals. Also want to check out a few markets, yes Eataly is a must! There are bars listed as well since I'll be with some of my boozier buds and it is my birthday so what the heck! So here's my list, any advice would be greatly appreciated! (I'm sure some of my neiborhood categorizations are not technically correct but I was just trying to sort it out the best I could)


Shelsky's- pastrami smoked salmon
Van horn sandwich bar
Pies n thighs 
Le Comptoir
Vinegar Hill house
Peterpan doughnut shop
Dressler (if they have brunch Saturday) 
Bierkraft (bar w/food)
Four and twenty blackbirds bakery
Beer table (bar w/food)
Bien Cuit (bakery)
Brooklyn bowl
The Counting Room (bar w/food)
Brooklyn flea (Saturday)*
Dekalb Market
Hester Street Fair (Saturday)

Chelsea/ Midtown/West Village

Cookshop (just bar?)
Doughnut Plant
The Red Cat (bar w/food)
Holland Bar (dive)
Tavern on Jane (bar) 
The Tippler (bar beneath market)
Jeffrey's Grocery
Chelsea Market

Soho/ Greenwich/ TriBeCa 

Taka Taka (Japanese Mexican fusion conveyer)
Greenwich Grill/ Sushi Azabu (lunch)
Gray's Papaya
Mark Forgione
Vault at Pfaffs bar w/food (door 643)
Minetta Tavern (burger)
Blue Ribbon (late night)
The meadow (salt)

East village/ Madison Ave/ Grammercy

Shake Shack
Doughnut Plant
Parm (meatball hoagie)
Northern Spy (lunch)
Clinton Street Baking (breakfast before 4)
Pommes Frittes (open late)
Russ and daughters (bagel) 
PDT (crif dog speakeasy)
Death and co (bar w/food)
2nd Floor on Clinton (bar only)

Central Park/ Grand Central Station

Shake Shack
Gray's Papaya 
Per Se (lounge)
Le Bernadin (lounge)
Sushi Seki (late night expensive)
Earls beer and cheese
Bouchon Bakery
Epecerie (liddabit sweets)
Dublin House (dive bar)
Amsterdam Ale House (beer bar)
Grand Central Market


The Queens Kickshaw

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