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mariacarmen | Apr 17, 2009 11:04 AM

I've been doing searches here for some months now for our upcoming trip to NY 4/24-4/28, but as time has grown closer, i thought i'd ask for the latest info. I'm very into the food scene in San Francisco/Bay Area (faves: Canteen, Coco 500, Spork, Foreign Cinema, Gary Danko, Jeanty at Jacks, Pizzaiolo), but we're trying to make this a very frugal and casual yet tasty trip. We want street food, ethnic food, the best local, etc. We have an afternoon planned for a trip to Flushing Mall Food Court for the pork belly burger and other delights, i'm also thinking of checking out Shopsin's (although i think it's moved a couple of times?), and we're going to Brooklyn Sunday night to see the Wooster Group's newest production. We plan on checking out art galleries, and just wondering around. We like divey bars - by which i mean medium-to-low on the hipster quotient, definitely a pool table or two, cheap drinks (gin tonics for me, Cuervo for him - fancy drinkers we're not.) Mostly we'll be doing the divey bars in Manhattan. We're staying at The Carlton Arms in Murray Hill and prefer something walking distance, but not adverse to a cab ride. Are bars still open late in NY? Any that are still smoke-friendly? Back to food - we like it all - vietnamese, mexican, deli, central/south american, thai, korean, middle eastern, etc. Best hot dog, best pizza, best bahn mi? i hope this isn't too broad a request . . . We are SO EXCITED! thanks in advance . . .

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