Hi, after a long absence from NY travel, I am returning at the end of July for a meeting and my husband and I will spend the weekend.
Should we stay in Manhattan (and not stay with friends in Queens), where can I go for dinner after Shabbos on a Saturday night (July 31st- it appears from my Chabad calendar that Shabbos ends at 8:59). But last summer I recall NOTHING being open after Shabbat in Manhattan except for some establishments that have a hecksher but are open Saturdays (not for me, is what I'm saying).
can't think of anything? Anywhere I can take a "relatively" inexpensive car to in the surrounding area? (am so worried my terminology is off- for me, outside Cleveland is the suburbs, and we've really got only one neighborhood to target- hope you get my drift of what I'm looking for). I don't know quite what is relatively inexpensive, but let's say that it's $40/each way (or less).
Also, if there are any alternative Shabbos meal options - I know some groups host a pre-paid meal at a kosher restaurant- please let me know.I am aware Chabad of Midtown has a dinner by reservation and serves a hot kiddush, but would appreciate any other thoughts.
Anything else cool going on that weekend ( July 28-Aug 1) please let me know.