Going with a buddy to NYC next weekend to wander through the Eldridge Street Museum, the MMA Cloisters, and other beautiful things with stained glass, carved stone, and old wood. Where should we eat/drink that is also beautiful, but relatively low-key? (Not that I mind skyscrapers and we both love industrial-beautiful/abandoned places, but we both hate lines/crazy crowds)
NYCers, please direct this hungry but overwhelmed-by-choice Hong Konger to your favourite Middle Eastern, African, Scandinavian, Eastern European, Central Asian, Caribbean, and South American food! I will be there for six days in late July, party of one/two adults, based in Midtown East, takeout acceptable, weird/early/late hours acceptable, happy to travel to the outermost reaches of the city (no car though!) and make bookings, informal/reasonably-priced preferred. [more inside]
Last second lunch in NYC question: Looking for a place with a focus on Italian cusine and a great wine list near Unon Square that I could reasonably get a table for two at 2pm tomorrow. Ideally looking for a place with a great set menu in the 22-30 range.
Due to a series of unfortunate events I'm now homeless and lost all my savings. Looking for overall advice how to rent a room in NYC and survive. [more inside]
What Italian specialty foods shop, located in NYC, was described on a semi-recent episode of either Slate's Culture Gabfest or Slate's Double X Gabfest? [more inside]
Arirang, my go-to Korean spot on 32nd Street HAS CLOSED. What is a good replacement? How can my heart be satisfied? Any borough! Help me, mefites!
My friend is coming to New York City from Australia this weekend. I'm a local, so I don't have any idea what sort of restaurants I should take her to that both say "New York" and that she wouldn't be able to get in Australia. Thoughts?
Does fabulous take out, more or less within walking distance of Battery Park City, exist? [more inside]
I am currently visiting NYC and am moving here soon. I thought it would be helpful to know where to get cheap food - I won't be making too much money and am looking to move to Queens, Brooklyn or Inwood/ Washington Heights. Does anyone have any recommendations, even if not in those areas? [more inside]
We would like to have dim sum for Thanksgiving dinner. There will be 4-8 of us. What are your favorite dim sum places in the city? Thank you! [more inside]
Meeting my sister and BIL tonight. She's buying drinks at Mad46, but in return I need to find a "fun place to eat". Party of three, no special dietary requirements. 9-10 PM, I suppose. Any suggestions welcome. Thanks in advance, MeFi!
So I've always wanted to go on Calvin Trillin's walking tour of NYC hole-in-the-wall food in Chinatown, Little Italy, etc. But why should I pay $150 to get his recommendations, when I can get yours for free? Tell me the about your favorite Manhattan ethno-culinary delights! We're visiting in October.
Will be traveling to NY this summer for work for a week. Need to spend days on upper east side (5th and 104th). Nights I am free. Like to be able to walk to restaurants, windows browsing, perhaps some jazz. Any advice on what neighborhoods to look for hotels? I realize with the transit options perhaps this question doesn't make much sense, but I would rather not spend a lot of time or money in transit. And if you wouldn't mind suggesting some favorite gems of neighborhood restaurants, places that might be worth the trouble to get to?
I remember hearing about a restaurant with dishes named after city organizations. For example, the "department of sanitation sandwich" or the "FDNY sandwich." It is probably in NYC. It may have shut down. Can you help me find this restaurant?
How does one do food shopping and eat healthily on a very constrained budget in Manhattan? I'm looking for resources: specific stores that have 'dented' food items, websites for good local deals, etc. [more inside]
I just moved to NYC for the summer, am living in Washington Heights. It's a pretty dense commercial area with a ton of shops. Among these shops are a number of places that call themselves "Presbyterian Deli." What is this? [more inside]
My buddy is going on a first date with a girl and wanted to take her out to Italian in the meatpacking district in NYC. What are good choices in that area. He's looking to keep the total bill to around $125, but remember this is a first date, so we need to impress a little as well ;) Thx! Firestyle
So we're taking our kids (6 & 8) on an overnight trip to NYC and we need diner and pizza restaurant recommendations near Grand Central, the Empire State Building and the American Natural History Museum. [more inside]
I use to work in nyc in mid-town by the MoMA but that was more than a few years ago and I am out of practice getting around/what to do in nyc but I've been put in charge. [more inside]
I grew up in New York City with an open mind toward cuisines of other cultures, so I've got both a broad palate and (reasonably) broad experience. Which cuisines do I stand a chance of not having encountered and where can I go to try them? [more inside]
Another NYC/Brooklyn restaurant question: City views edition. [more inside]
Where to get a very high quality but casual meal alone this Sunday evening in NYC? [more inside]
Places to eat/things to see in NYC under a very constrained schedule? [more inside]
Is is okay to leave serrano ham slices wrapped in their wax paper but on the counter? [more inside]
Affordable humanely-raised dairy, meat and eggs in NYC? [more inside]
What was this awesome Chinese fish soup I used to get in NYC? BONUS QUESTION : where can I find it in the Bay area? [more inside]
What is phaparko dhendo and how can I learn to make it? [more inside]
I want to rent an event space in NYC. Where do I start? It's basically a wedding reception without the wedding, I'd like it to hold about eighty people, with an open bar and using my own caterers. It should be three hours booked at least. I'd like it in Manhattan but totally open to nearer Brooklyn and Queens. What do I need to know and where should I go in getting a space for late October? [more inside]
So we're headed to that concrete jungle where dreams are made of, New York City, for the first time ever... and in August. Suggestions for both touristy and non-touristy things to do in 7 days during the dog days of summer. Details on our tastes, etc, inside... [more inside]
Anyone know of a good upscale NYC catering company who can provide food and drink for corporate cocktail party this June for 150-200 people? I've used many of the larger, more established catering companies before, and am looking for something fresh and unique.
Planning a return visit to NYC... can you help me with a few very specific questions? [more inside]
Late night food and drink in the UPPER upper east side of Manhattan? [more inside]
Hooray, we're taking our first "big kid" vacation to New York City for a week! ...um, what now? (March 13-19 edition) [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a Japanese restaurant with equally strong sushi and non-sushi menus for a sushi first-timer?
NYC-foodie-filter: A friend of mine wants to try sushi for the very first time. The game plan is to order a couple of pieces as an appetizer and either proceed to a full entree if she enjoys it or bail and order something different if it turns out that raw fish is not to her liking. Can anyone recommend a Japanese restaurant with equally strong sushi and non-sushi menus for this culinary adventure? I'd prefer a place in Manhattan or Queens, easily accessible from Midtown Manhattan and reasonably priced. Not too fancy. [more inside]
I love citrus generally, but I was just thinking about how I really, really love satsumas - but haven't seen them in the local Whole Foods in a while. I'm in NYC - where can I go now, and generally, to get some delicious satsumas? [more inside]
Travelfilter: NYC, first weekend of October, where to go for Octoberfest? [more inside]
NYC restaurant help--trying to find the name of a place reviewed by the NYT within the past year [more inside]
Where can I buy a rhubarb pie in NYC today? Queens or Manhattan preferred, but I'll take what I can get. [more inside]
Food-tourism-filter: I'll be staying in Brooklyn (Park Slope) for about a week in June and I'm looking for interesting, affordable can't-miss delicious foods that I wouldn't normally find at home in the Midwest. Here's whats on my list already: [more inside]
Where are some good, fun, and affordable places to take a group of preteens to eat in NYC? [more inside]
What to do in Flushing, Queens this Wednesday? [more inside]
NYC Bucket List? [more inside]
Hyper-specific question about bars and happy hours on Manhattan's West Side. [more inside]
Will be in NYC for Thanksgiving: Will things be open? Anything cool going on? [more inside]
NYC Food Filter: I am leaving New York City and want to get some great Italian food in the Bronx's version of Little Italy on Arthur Avenue before I go. What are your favorites? [more inside]
Where can I find the best bagel in NYC? [more inside]
It used to be that pretty much any old deli in town had those classic NY onion rolls, but lately they seem to have become increasingly hard to find. Are there still places where I can get a nice toasted onion roll with butter for breakfast, especially in the Penn Station area?
Help calculate the calories/fat in my favorite NYC street food: lamb over rice. [more inside]
NYC folks: What happened to the BAMN! automat? I'm curious why it didn't work out for them... [more inside]
Looking for an affordable restaurant in/around Little Italy NYC that can comfortably accommodate 10 people for an early June graduation dinner. Ideally we'd like to keep it under $35 a head, and one of the 10 is a 2-year-old, so those are added complications. Family-style dining is a plus. Thanks!
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