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jimmysmoot

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NYC?!! Thu, 05/24/12 4:34 PM (permalink)
I'm on a trip here until next week.. would like a few suggestions in the cuban/mexican/asian genres.  
 
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    kozel

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    Re:NYC?!! Thu, 05/24/12 4:58 PM (permalink)
    Uptown, downtown, outer boroughs, it's a big city.  Asian, I'd start with serious eats NY
     
    http://newyork.seriouseat.com/manhattan/chinatown/
     
    Cuban, I've like Sophie's
     
    http://www.sophiescuban.com/
     
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      jimmysmoot

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      Re:NYC?!! Thu, 05/24/12 5:17 PM (permalink)
      I'm here all week without a hell of a lot to do.. Been kicking around midtown but having a destination gives me a reason to explore a new part of the city.  Hitting up Grimaldi's so that will take me out of Manhattan.  Probably even going to head out to the Hamptons with the rest of NYC.
       
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        bartl

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        Re:NYC?!! Thu, 05/24/12 7:43 PM (permalink)
        jimmysmoot


        I'm on a trip here until next week.. would like a few suggestions in the cuban/mexican/asian genres.  

        Well, you can go to one of the comidas chinas y criollas places on the upper West Side; my favorite (which throws in some Peruvian into the mix) is Flor de Mayo.
         
        Bart
         
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          NYNM

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          Re:NYC?!! Fri, 05/25/12 2:07 AM (permalink)
          Skip Grimaldi's unless you like tourist traps. If you really want to bad, go over to the Grimaldi's in Hoboken, no line, and walk along the Hudson River Park for wonderful views of Manhattan, esp. at sunset.
           
          BUT, how can you possibly have nothing to do? If that's really the case, try some food carts, try a high-end lunch (Per se, Le bernadin, Bouley, etc.). Fun Mexican = Rosa Mexicano.
          http://www.rosamexicano.com/
           
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            ken8038

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            Re:NYC?!! Fri, 05/25/12 9:20 PM (permalink)
            Best Cuban Sandwich honors in Manhattan usually goes to Margon.  I'd agree.
             
            Their website is not very helpful, so here's Yelp:
             
            http://www.yelp.com/biz/margon-new-york
             
            Note that they are closed Sundays and I'm not sure about Memorial Day.
             
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              CCinNJ

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              Re:NYC?!! Fri, 05/25/12 9:46 PM (permalink)
              If you end up going to <<<Hoboken>>> (yay!!!) the Hudson-Bergen light rail (in the same terminal as the Path train) will take you to Union City in 5 minutes...

              http://offthebroiler.word...havana-sandwich-queen/
               
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                MacTAC

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                Re:NYC?!! Sat, 05/26/12 8:13 AM (permalink)
                jimmysmoot


                Probably even going to head out to the Hamptons with the rest of NYC.
                You might enjoy Estia's Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor if you do...
                 
                http://estiaslittlekitchen.com/
                 
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                  fattybomatty

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                  Re:NYC?!! Sat, 05/26/12 12:00 PM (permalink)
                  Depends on how much u r looking to spend. Nice restaurants to check out are Sakagura, buddakan and Cuba.

                  Good food for cheaper prices are La Dinastia (Cuban/Chinese restaurant). Nothing to look at but great food. I suggest the fried chicken with pork fried rice. There is also the Cowgirl Seahorse and Tortilla Flats (might be the best margarita in nyc).

                  A great truck to check out is Korilla bbq. Google it to find out where it is parked. It is Korean bbq burritos and tacos. Worth the long wait. Enjoy and give us a report!
                   
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                    jimmysmoot

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                    Re:NYC?!! Wed, 05/30/12 9:49 AM (permalink)
                    awesome.. thanks everyone for the tips.. will report back.  I have a few more days to try to pack in some good food.  
                     
                    @NYNM.. I should clarify on the "nothing to do"  I have very little "planned" and prefer to explore without a set adgenda.  I'm out here on a food/business trip.. doing some research for a friend/business partner so I'm just gonna see where it takes me.  
                     
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                      NYNM

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                      Re:NYC?!! Wed, 05/30/12 5:32 PM (permalink)
                      Thanks! (I did find it hard to believe that someone was in NYC and "had nothing to do"!) Now, what do people recommend for eats in the Hamptons??
                       
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                        bartl

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                        Re:NYC?!! Thu, 05/31/12 2:29 PM (permalink)
                        NYNM
                          Now, what do people recommend for eats in the Hamptons??

                        A high limit on your credit card.
                         
                        Bart
                         
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                          CCinNJ

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                          Re:NYC?!! Thu, 05/31/12 3:36 PM (permalink)
                          A table far away from LIzzie Grubman.
                           
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                            kozel

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                            Re:NYC?!! Thu, 05/31/12 5:03 PM (permalink)
                            And not anywhere in front of Billy Joel's Mercedes.
                             
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                              NascarDad

                              Re:NYC?!! Thu, 05/31/12 10:20 PM (permalink)
                              Watch out and make sure the police don't see you if you have a large soda in the car when you drive into NYC - you might get charged with smuggling.
                               
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                                jimmysmoot

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                                Re:NYC?!! Thu, 06/7/12 4:42 PM (permalink)
                                CCinNJ


                                A table far away from LIzzie Grubman.

                                THAT is funny... same goes for billy
                                 
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                                  jimmysmoot

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                                  Re:NYC?!! Thu, 06/7/12 4:42 PM (permalink)
                                  NascarDad


                                  Watch out and make sure the police don't see you if you have a large soda in the car when you drive into NYC - you might get charged with smuggling.


                                  I just can't believe that soda ban.. how stupid is that?
                                   
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                                    Pigiron

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                                    Re:NYC?!! Fri, 06/8/12 10:09 AM (permalink)
                                    jimmysmoot


                                    NascarDad


                                    Watch out and make sure the police don't see you if you have a large soda in the car when you drive into NYC - you might get charged with smuggling.


                                    I just can't believe that soda ban.. how stupid is that?

                                     
                                     
                                    There's no soda ban.  It's just something that the Mayor has proposed.  
                                     
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                                      MetroplexJim

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                                      Re:NYC?!! Fri, 06/8/12 10:55 AM (permalink)
                                      One of the truly unique things about The City is that it is really hard to find "bad food" there.  Just avoid the tourist traps (especially Times Square) and franchises and it's really hard to go wrong with any establishment that has been open for more than a year. 
                                       
                                      So my advice is to read client-based reviews (here, Zagat, Urbanspoon, etc)  and have half your dining experiences at the places that appeal to you based on such information.  The other half:  pick a neighborhood that interest you and "go random".
                                       
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                                        Art Deco

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                                        Re:NYC?!! Fri, 06/8/12 4:01 PM (permalink)
                                        Lots of good Japanese in midtown.  I especially like Sushi Yasuda and Yakitori Totto.  A bit further afield, Ippudo Ramen is also excellent.
                                         
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