We stopped off in New York from Paris, both to rest and also see where our son would be living in the East Village for his summer internship.
Our first meal was a simple tuna sandwich and coffee from Pret a Manger across from our hotel, something to tide us over until dinner, cheap and tasty enough. That evening we walked to Hatsuhana where we enjoyed their box of dreams and assorted sushi. Everything here was well prepared, tasty and extremely fresh though this may not be a CH favorite for Japanese. Washed down with cold beer it was a tasty and satisfying meal.
Next day my wife was hungry for pizza, but with a number of errands to run to set our son up we opted not to head to Brooklyn and ended up at Patsy's on 2nd Ave. Not as good as Lombardi's or Don Antonio but a decent enough pepperoni mushroom pie with good char.
Dinner that night was at the Palm Too. I was a bit disappointed that the original restaurant was closed for renovations as I wanted to see the old cartoons, but Too was fine. Packed on a Saturday night, we had medium rare NY steaks, veal martinis and Chilean sea bass with potato chips and shoestring onions. Everything was delicious, especially the veal martini which was outstanding, tender veal with sundried tomato and mushrooms in a rich wine sauce. The carrot cake and doughnut hole desserts were a nice finish to a great NY meal.
Lunch the next day was a bucket list check off for me, the $5 lunch special at Papaya King, 2 dogs with mustard and kraut and a papaya mango drink. Cheap and filling!
We had reservations that evening at Da Marcella down in the Village, but rain and thunderstorms along with subway construction made us uneasy about being able to get back uptown after dinner. So we chickened out and ate near our hotel at Osteria Laguna. Decent salads with spaghetti and meatballs though I know there are tons of better Italian places in the city. That was it until next time, maybe Fall of 2016.