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Manhattan weekend visit food itinerary

prasnation | May 22, 200804:05 PM

A year after relocating, I'm visiting Manhattan again this Memorial day weekend to eat at my favorite joints. I'd love to hear feedback of my selection, updates on whether quality at any of these places has changed, or new interesting competition has sprung up, etc.

Without further ado, here's my itinerary:

- Brunch at Balthazar
- Late lunch at NY Noodletown - soft shell crab, salt baked squid, and off-the-menu "watana-maoyofan" (white rice with curry beef strips and whisked lightly cooked egg swirl)
- After-lunch dessert at Ciao Bella - trying the hazelnut and/or lime flavors
- Pre-dinner slice of pizza at Ray's in SoHo
- Light dinner of yakitori at Astor Place (don't remember the name of the restaurant)
- After dinner drinks at AngelShare (secret entrance through another Yakitori place) - best apple sour martini
- Late dinner at 53rd and 6th gyro food cart

- Pre-lunch snack at Chinese Mirch (indian chinese at 28th and Lex) - appetizers crispy okra and chicken lollipops
- Lunch at Roomali's (27th and Lex) - indian wraps with spicy chicken kabobs
- Late lunch snacks at Katz's Deli - half sandwich pastrami on rye and half sandwich corned beef on rye
- Pre-dinner at Cuban place on Lafayette St. next to Prince St. (hole in the wall) - best cuban pork
- Dinner at Les Halles (Anthony Bourdain's restaurant)
- After-dinner dessert at Serendipity 3 - frozen hot chocolate

Yes, I know I'm crazy (and will probably be sick of food), but I only have 2 days and I must eat at my favorite joints :)

Thanks for all feedback.

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