My 19 y.o. son and I are coming to NYC to see the Cream reunion shows @ MSG in late October. Looking for some lunch/dinner recs prior to shows. Something not too stuffy for a long haired youth and his aging hippy father. Midtown or further South. Never been to NYC on my own nickle (vs expense account), so moderately priced options would be appreciated.
Ethnic of most kinds okay. We're from Chicago so we've been exposed to a lot of things, just not the amazing variety and # of choices your fair city has to offer. Probably not too excited by new trendy in-spots with black-clad, painfully thin, attitudinal staff (we have enough of those here). We look forward to your suggestions.