Wife, sister, and I are visiting NY mid-August for the first time. I hope to prevent possible disappointments by previewing my selections here. I would be very grateful for chowhound opinions on any or all of my choices and for further suggestions.
Cost is a consideration (cheap to moderate) but location and time sometimes more so (I’m especially worried about spending my vacation “on line”). Staying in Chelsea, so my breakfast picks are nearby. We aren’t adventurous but appreciate a little variety and could be convinced to try the unusual. Would like a true (not touristy) NY experience (for example, I would go to John’s on Bleeker over the TS location). Prefer casual over upscale but again could be swayed. Here’s my list so far...
Day 1: Shack Shack (need quick bite before show so thought we could avoid lines at 4 pm.)
Day 2: Empire Diner, Edison Hotel, Trattoria Trecoloi Inc, and perhaps Russian Vodka Room for some late night appetizers (in area of MoMA)
Day 3: Sarabeth’s Bakery, Grimaldi’s, Molly’s Pub & Shebeen (Brooklyn then Yankee game)
Day 4: Murray’s Bagels, Westville, Tartine (Greenwich Village)
Day 5: La Bergamote, Great NY Noodletown, Rocking Horse Cafe (downtown then Chelsea)