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Former chowhounder Kobetobiko back to Manhattan for X'mas. Looking for recommendations!


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Former chowhounder Kobetobiko back to Manhattan for X'mas. Looking for recommendations!

kobetobiko | Nov 24, 2012 07:33 PM

Dear chowhounders,

Not sure if any of you remember me, but this is kobetobiko, a former chowhounder who lived in Manhattan for many years until I moved to Hong Kong 3 years ago. I am ashamed to say that I have lost touch with chowhounds and just came back to the forum today as I will be coming back to NYC for 10 days during X'mas time! I am so excited!!! I have been poking around the Manhattan board and trying to see where I should go for during the trip. It's so hard to decide as there are so many old restaurants that I want to revisit, yet so many new ones to try!

Some restaurants that I would like to REVISIT (but not a must):
EMP, Del Posto, Marea, Jean Georges, Minetta Tavern (for burgers and steaks), Momofuku (Ssam or /and ?), Katz, etc. etc. (So many!!!!)

Some restaurants that I HAVEN'T BEEN and thinking about trying:
Osteria Morini, ABC Kitchen, Torrisi, The Dutch, any restaurants inside Eataly

Any new (for me) restaurants that you would suggest to replace the above? In particular, there are some food / dishes that I want to have but don't mind trying out new worthy places. For example:
- Lobster rolls, oysters, seafood (go back to Luke's Lobster?)
- PIZZA!!!!!! (Still Motorino? Any new places worth going? Particularly interesting slices? Need a few!)
- Burger and steaks (any get enough! I love dry aged with a LOT of funks!)
- Deli, streetfood, carts, snacks, etc.
- Sweets! (Dessert bars, cakes or cupcakes, macarons, gelato, soft serve (momofuku milk bar?), or bars of any restaurants like Gramercy Tavern)
- May be one Japanese

Some restaurants I spotted on Instagram and have no idea if they are good: Bones, Forcella, L'Apicio, Marylane(?)

I know my question is so general (I hated it in the best when people just came and ask "staying for X days, what to eat", but I am doing the same now -____-). But I would really appreciate some suggestions from my trusted chowhound friends.

Since it is a vacation, my time is flexible (can do lunches or afternoon meals, etc). And budget is no concern.

Last but not least, I am wondering if any of you will be interested in a Chowhound meetup. I do know most people may need to return to their hometowns and gather with families. If you are hanging out in NYC and want to eat together, please let me know!

here is my email,
my Instagram (little_meg_siu_meg)

If you have instagram, please let me know so I can following your eats! :)

Thanks a lot in advance!!!

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