Okay 'hounds, let's see how I've done planning dining options for my friend's first visit to the city...
Cheese course at Artisanal
Eleven Madison Park
If the planets align we might get into Balthazar?
Fleur de Sel looks interesting, but also has a $25 prix fixe 3-course lunch.
Veritas just didn't look that interesting to me - am I way off?
We're lacking an Italian option, something affordable - 'Inoteca?
We're staying in the East Village, so easily we'll get to:
and there's a cuban sandwich in the 'hood that I've heard about
Also considering Moroccan / N. African / Turkish in that 'hood
I'm a big fan of the dumpling house on Eldridge below Broome
Perhaps a bahn mi from that store on Lafayette just below Canal
Dim Sum? I feel like I've tried everything and gone back to the ol' school Harmony Palace on Mott. Ping's was cool for a more upscale feel. Jing Fong didn't seem worth it. Golden Unicorn was crap. Never tried Dim Sum Go Go.
Maybe we'll get to Sweet n Tart or New Green Bo or NY Noodletown - suggestions?
Is there a favorite NY slice below 14th Street?
**I wish we had a week, an unlimited budget and a personal trainer!**