Having been starved of good food here in jolly old England (alas, I'm not in London), I'm longing to taste some great american staples: burgers, pizza, veal parm, etc.
I'm looking for a casual red sauce place. I'll be on the UWS, but taking the subway isn't a problem. What I really want is terrific Veal Parm. I know it's cliched and banal, but when you haven't had decent Italian in years, you crave it.
Never much craved burgers until I realized the beef here sucks. Each time I read this site I see a new burger place has opened recently. I'm lost in this sea of newness. I've been to Corner Bistro, but aside from this lone visit haven't really sought out a great burger.
Finally, I'm looking for a great lunch place (anywhere in the city). I'll be catching a flight back to England in the evening, so it can be a heavy lunch; in fact, it should be. I'll be coming off a Le Bernardin dinner, so perhaps something other than french? I was thinking Blaue Gans. Hated Wallse, but may have been an off night. I figured I'd give Mr. Gutenbrunner another shot, but willing to consider anything.