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Bay Area Hound Seeks Advice for 10-day Trip

cvhound | Jun 6, 2010 10:36 PM

Bay Area hounds heading to NYC this week to attend a family member’s wedding. I’ve noted the “must order” items but would love hearing about other “must order” items you think we should add to our list.

We're not big on fatty pork, lamb, “gamey” meats, foie gras, pate or dishes that taste strongly of truffles. We are big on seafood (esp shellfish), squid and fish. Hubby loves duck, I do not.

Both huge carb addicts. Especially love good bread and think nothing of traveling 45 minutes each way to purchase Tartine’s country bread which we prefer to Acme. Prefer “savory” to “sweet.”

Love all different kinds of cheese, hubby not so much. Both love burrata and other cow's milk cheese. Hubby enjoys chocolate chip cookies (Levain Bakery is on my list) and the occasional chocolate dessert, me not so much.

We’re spending our first 4 nights at the new Eventi Hotel in Chelsea (6th Ave btwn 29th & 30th) and the last 5 nights at the Beacon Hotel (W74th & Broadway). Reservations have been secured where appropriate, but we have three open dinner slots that we need to fill.

Day 1 – Lunch at Keen’s Pub (burgers), dinner at Scarpetta (stick with apps & pastas like spaghetti and black pasta with seafood; does the polenta dish taste strongly of truffles?)

Day 2 – Take-out lunch from Chelsea Market (lobster rolls, chowder and sushi from Lobster Place, burrata cheese from Buon Italia, mini cupcakes from Eleni’s, fennel roll from Amy's bread, espresso from 9th Street) to eat at Highline Park, friends & family dinner at Nobu 57

Day 3 – Brunch cruise from Chelsea Pier, wedding reception at Grammercy Park Hotel

Day 4 – Brunch at Locanda Verde (burnt toast & baked eggs), need dinner suggestion after touring Brooklyn with Big Apple Greeter (open to eating before/after walking from Brooklyn to Manhattan)

Day 5 – Lunch at EMP (scallop appetizer, poached lobster, cheese plate), take-out dinner from Fairway/Zabar’s/Cetrella (crab cakes) or Shake Shack on UWS (double stack & shack stack)

Day 6 – Lunch at café on Ellis Island, early dinner at Clinton St. Bakery (fried chicken, maple bacon, biscuits and pancakes) or Sarge’s (pastrami sandwich and 7-layer cake) after touring Wall Street and WTC tribute center

Day 7 – Lunch at Sushi Yasuda (requested seats at sushi bar, anyone have a particular chef to recommend for two sushi novice? peace oyster a must), drinks at Campbell Apartment before sunset at TOTR, late dinner at Strip House (ribeye & creamed corn)

Day 8 – RGR’s LES tour for snacks, late lunch at Motorino (soppressata & margherita with burrata), window shopping along 5th Ave after lunch, dinner open

Day 9 – Breakfast at Barney Greengrass UWS (scrambled eggs with nova with untoasted buttered bagel), lunch at Central Park Boathouse (crabcakes), exploring Central Park after lunch, dinner open

Day 10 – Lunch at Jean-Georges on route to JFK (is this a good choice given our other selections?)

On my radar if the opportunity presents itself around snack/meal time include Donut Plant (cake not yeast donuts, esp crème brule, tres leches, pb&j), Russ & Daughters, Artichoke (Sicilian slice), Wafles & Dinges, Babbo (grilled octopus at bar), Ippudo Ramen (ramen & pork buns hold the mayo), Mary’s Fish Camp/Pearl’s Oyster Bar/Luke’s Oyster Bar, Properity Dumplings (fried dumplings), Shanghei Café (stir fried rice cakes), Joe’s Shanghei (XLB), Noodle Town (salt & pepper soft shell crab), Joe the Art of Coffee, Halel cart on 6th Ave, Kee’s chcolates.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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