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Visiting from LA-must have pizza and pastrami.....and a bagel

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Visiting from LA-must have pizza and pastrami.....and a bagel

jpie | Oct 17, 2010 07:51 PM

We will only have 2 1/2 days or so in NYC-not nearly enough time to eat. But the things we really want to make sure we try are pizza, bagels and pastrami. All of our NY friends tell us that Los Angeles just doesn't have good pizza. We love the thin crust wood stove variety. Where should we go? We are staying mid-town but will travel. We would prefer to stay in Manhattan but it seems like the Food Network favorites are in Brooklyn. Are all the best places there or is that just hype?

Second on the list is pastrami-but the bar is high there for us since my hubby loves Langers in LA. It isn't really about the pastrami-it is the coleslaw and russian dressing and the perfect crispy rye bread. Any similar types in NY? We know about Carnegie and Katz and my sister mentioned a place called Veselka, but we are lost about which one to try so any help there would be greatly appreciated!

And last but not least-we understand we have not lived until we have had the perfect NY bagel-that it is all about the secret NYC water. So where is the best place......and please don't say ANY place-I know there has to be some favorites out there :)

I promise to repay with all my LA favorites for all you NY hounds when the winter rolls around and you decide you need some warm weather! We can't wait to visit your lovely city BTW-we are driving up from DC in a few days and are already thinking about all the good eating.

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Veselka
144 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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