Here's my dilemma: My flight should land around 14:00, my friend will pick me up and then we are planning to drive to the area around my hotel and park. Then, we want to eat and catch up. But by this time, lunch will probably be over at most places, and given that there doesn't seem to be lots of great food options on this board for that area, I am stuck. I thought about walking to Brookyln and eating there but I may not last that long without food. Also, if the weather is wet, I doubt we will want to walk in the rain. The three options I am considering are:
1. Brookfield Place, which I heard or read here has some lunchtime food trucks. My question: Will the food trucks still be there post 15:00 and are they good? Is there some place we can sit and eat even if the weather is crap.
2. Dead Rabbit, which everybody on this board seems to rave about. However, their lunch is only until 15:00. Can we still get food in their taproom or is this place more of a night locale? I fear that if I start with cocktails at 15:00 on an empty stomach I may end up somewhere I don't want to be and it would not be a good start to my week in NYC.
3. Stop somewhere with easy parking between JFK and lower Manhattan and eat? Any ethnic cuisine spots worth a stop? I am not interested in Indian, Chinese, Italian food, nor in eating bagels, hot dogs or sandwiches. I am open to other ethnic cuisines such as Jamaican, Ethiopian, Vietnamese, Thai, Puerto Rican, Japanese, Filipino, French, Korean, Laotian, etc. or 'new American', sustainable farm-to-table type of spot.
What would you do if you were in my situation?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions or critiques.