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Critique/fine-tune my solo dining itinerary for this week: looking for additional places

PDFierro | Dec 26, 201110:09 PM

OK, now that things with my trip are more clear, I would like my food picks to be nitpicked and for suggestions to be made on what I could change or even additional places to go that I haven't thought of yet. Based on my preferences and where I will be.

I will be in the city from Thursday to Tuesday. I'm staying in the East Village, and by myself as noted in the title.

I don't have a set food itinerary, but here are some places I'm thinking about:

Grand Central Oyster Bar-Thinking about for lunch first day or second/some other day, wanted to hit it last time but Irene prevented that.

Dean's Pizzeria Tribeca
Tribeca Grill
Locanda Verde
Inatesso Pizzabar-ate there before, but would love another trip if there is extra time

I will also be in BPC/Tribeca/Lower Manhattan for quite a bit, but in other areas as well. Any good spots in the Villages? UWS?

I would like to try Blue Smoke in BPC but have heard nothing but negative. I take it North End Grill is not open yet as I cannot find anything on it.

I am going to a Knicks game and a Broadway show (Broadway is the first night), would love suggestions for somewhere to eat pre-theatre. Either close by or on the way.

I have my casual places covered, Shake Shack, Charlys, etc. Any good 24-hour places I haven't heard of? I will be out late a few nights, so recommendations for that will be great as well.

I will probably only be able to have an actual real sit-down dinner a few nights, and I realize I didn't list that many places, but I have a lot of maybes and plan to do some heavy researching tomorrow to even better prepare myself.

I have heard of Hearth, and might do that along with a bunch of other maybes. Some nice places with bar or counter seating would be good.

Bakeries? I have done Grandaisy and Bouchon. Where could I get some delicious cinnamon rolls? But open to all kinds of sweets.

My taste of pizza is Sicillian and Naples/wood fired, but other kinds are great too. I've already done Motorino.

Thanks for any suggestions you can provide. As I said I have a bunch of maybes right now, but looking to narrow that down when I get into it tomorrow. Looking for suggestions on sit-down places, along with the ones I've mentioned, more than anything.

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