just saw the doc about Shopsins "I like killing flies" mostly about the crazy characters and the family, very slice of NY, now I want to go there..
also, "Big Night" love the brothers and how they are so different in their attitudes about cooking and what makes a great meal, also the omelette scene in the morning one long shot and he leaves a plate for his brother, love that part. theater where i saw this had an italian rest under the theatre and they served the movie menu. Delicious!
One of my favorite movies, and also about the perfect bowl of noodles, Tampopo. for this I would go to Rai Rai Ken in east village, that place gives me the Tampopo feel
stealing the secret recipes for stock and the two lovers that are always having these erotic food encounters, good stuff
best is seeing the movie and then finding that place where you can get feel (meal) that you remember from the movie