...to leave no cuisine unsampled in our 1 short month here!
First a quick round of thanks to all responders - Chowhound recs have become a theme of our stay so far.
Second - a quick recap. In our 1st week we've gone to:
Maffei's for pizza
Mercadito - great drinks
Pearl Oyster Bar - lobster roll
Havana Cafe for lunch - (Milanes on 25th had a better cuban sandwich)
Ok...we went to Sammy's - so sue me
and an Italian-Argentinian place called Il Campanello which was nearby and had tango dancing and decent sweetbreads.
Yesterday (our 1st day off)we had cannoli at Ferrara's, then lunch at the New Chao Chow Restaurant on Mott street - I assume this was the one rec'd. Soup was delicious and immense. Rice dishes at $3.75 were huge and very tasty - especially the ones with salted vegetable. We ordered WAY too much, had to take at least half home. Later we had some OK sushi at a place called Koi on the LES. Place was practically empty on a Saturday night - there's a tip-off. Drinks later at Babbo's - the kitchen had just closed. Finally a pub crawl through the village with some hilarious missteps, ending with an unremarkable paella at a place called Tio Pepe at about 3 AM. Is this a great city or what?
On our short list are:
Noodletown, WD-50, a Turkish place called Sipsap, a Polish place in Greenpoint called Lomzynicka I think, and maybe a trip to Astoria for Greek. Uncle George's the place or some other? Please comment and add to the above.
Also someone highly recommended a high-end Italian place called La Scalca - not La Scala, they were adamant about the pronounciation - but I can't find any mention on the net or anywhere. Anybody heard of it?