RF meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City THREAD BUMP! New date Sunday 11/14/10!!!!!!!!

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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/17 09:21:17 (permalink)
jhk14, come on along and we'll take you to...the lullaby of Broadway!  Okay, maybe not the Milford Plaza!  Sorry I couldn't resist!  See you at Carnegie Deli.
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/17 09:48:29 (permalink)
Sounds like a great day, I would love to be there.  Looking forward to the trip report.  And, I may go up to NYC on a bus some weekend and shamelessly usurp your itinerary!
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/17 20:51:05 (permalink)

Hello all ,

Cant make this one either , expect the trip reports will be excellent as usual .

Benzee
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/18 17:22:49 (permalink)
This is your Roadfood Captain speaking:

One last update before we "Nosh it out" on Saturday.  Here is the list of attendees so far:

Billyboy
TnTinCT - 2
Foodosaurus (+3?) -
Hot Dog King
Lexi (+1)
jhk14 (not able to attend-we'll catch you on the next one!)
Joanna (+1) - my friend from work
Claude - a friend of mine from Montreal

If I've forgotten anyone or others want to join in just let me know.  Half of the places are cash only and the other half have minimums for credit cards, so the moral of the story here is...BRING CASH!!  :)

The forecast is calling for sunny skies and a high of 70 degrees with a light breeze of about 5mph and no rain predicted.  Comfortable walking shoes and bottled water are recommended for maximum comfort.  

Public restrooms are located in most nearby Starbucks franchises should you need them. 

We'll start cruising the not-so-mean streets of the city at Murray's Bagels at 500 6th Avenue at 13th Street at 10:00am.  Some of the people on the list are just meeting us for lunch at Carnegie Deli, so part of the plan is to get there at 12 noon to join them.
 
UPDATE 03/19/10 - If anyone reading this wants to join us at the Carnegie Deli, please let me know so that I may get a head count in case I need to make a reservation.  I called them already and I fudged a bit saying we had 15 when it's really closer to 10 people.  They don't have a table to reserve at 12 noon tomorrow, but they advised me to call 30 minutes before we get there and they may be able to set something aside if it isn't too busy.

I tried to pick places that:
A.) have classic/iconic NYC foods,
B.) that I personally like (with the exception of Carnegie as I have never been there),
C.) are such that you could go there and get just one thing or a sample and not feel the pressure to eat a whole meal.  I figure that concept would make it easier to make more stops.  In half of these places you can buy foods to go (bagels, donuts, dumplings).  Bring a bag of some sort if you want to take provisions home with you.  We can share at Carnegie if people are cool with that. 

With the exception of Carnegie Deli, the stops on this tour are fairly small in size (Gem Spa actually does not have any seating as it is a bodega that happens to sell egg creams), so we may have to jockey/be assertive for table space.  I'll whip you all into walking, talking, cursing, acting, eating, breathing (okay, maybe not breathing.  I mean, really, who WANTS to breathe NYC air?  Seriously.) city dwellers before you know it!  Just wanted to let you all know. 

Please move your trays into the upright position, turn ON your electronic devices and use them should you need to reach me.  I know we'll have a pleasant day and thanks for choosing Billyboy Tours!!
post edited by billyboy - 2010/03/19 14:16:28
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/18 22:35:40 (permalink)
In the true spirit of the NCAA tournament, you're going to need someone a lot bigger than Lexi to "box out" to help get a table at Vanessa's! 
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/18 22:54:35 (permalink)
billyboy
With the exception of Carnegie Deli, the stops on this tour are fairly small in size, so we may have to jockey/be assertive for table space. 
 

Geez...are you sure New York can handle an assertive group of people? New Yorkers are way too laid back to know what to do when confronted with assertive people trying to get table space. 


This sounds like a great trip. I'm not sorry that I'm going to be in Pittsburgh this weekend, but I am sorry to miss out on this. Can't wait to see the trip report. 


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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/19 09:03:19 (permalink)
Oh Captain, My Captain! Digging the itin, going to be a beautiful first day of spring for the NY Nosh. We're headed in early, so expecting to be meeting for bagels reasonably near the start time. We'll give you a buzz if running late.  Terri & Tim

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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/19 09:21:18 (permalink)
Does Tony have to trim  the hedges or something?
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/19 13:59:32 (permalink)


Billyboy - I'm sorry to say that I won't be able to make it now.  My friend in Queens flaked on me, and there is no way we'd be able to get down there early enough now.  Have a great time, and think of me while drinking a chocolate egg cream.
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/19 14:09:40 (permalink)
   Will do.  I'll have an extra egg cream and donut in your stead! 
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/19 19:38:32 (permalink)
The Travelin Man

In the true spirit of the NCAA tournament, you're going to need someone a lot bigger than Lexi to "box out" to help get a table at Vanessa's! 


I think that was a compliment...thanks, I guess...
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/20 01:05:13 (permalink)
Sorry folks, the NYC Roadfood Meet-Up this Saturday March 20 has been postponed until a later date.  Maybe we can look at a Saturday or Sunday in April?  My apologies for any inconvenience.
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/20 09:46:33 (permalink)
Yipes!
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/20 10:40:56 (permalink)
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Does Tony have to trim  the hedges or something?

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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/20 19:04:27 (permalink)
April sounds good.
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/20 20:00:39 (permalink)
Is any Roadfood member allowed to join up in the festivities on the new date or do you have to be an insider?     
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/20 21:06:42 (permalink)
Anybody can join in.  I won't be available the next few weekends, but I'll look at my calendar this weekend and propose a few new dates.
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/20 21:55:21 (permalink)
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Is any Roadfood member allowed to join up in the festivities on the new date or do you have to be an insider?     

probably depends on your definition of insider. As long as you don't talk about the Yankees or Madonna you should be fine.
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/20 22:41:41 (permalink)
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MetsLegacy

Is any Roadfood member allowed to join up in the festivities on the new date or do you have to be an insider?     

probably depends on your definition of insider. As long as you don't talk about the Yankees or Madonna you should be fine.


Considering I'm a Mets fan and have no desire to talk about washed up singers, I don't think that should be a problem :)    

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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/21 13:35:41 (permalink)
Let us know new dates, April is a bit out of control already ;-)  Since it was such a beautiful day, we headed down to the city anyway. Kinda glad it was postponed, since we didn't expect the HUGE delays driving we ran into from all the storm damage in the southern part of CT, and we would have been running really late to meet a group. We hit Katz's for pastrami, Ray's for a slice, and Vanessa's for dumplings. A little shopping, a little people watching - what a great way to spend the first day of spring. No pics this time around, but next time! (btw - Vanessa's was AMAZING - and the prices were ridiculous. $1.00 for four fresh-made dumplings? and the flavor has now spoiled me for anything local in our area here in CT - no comparison!)
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/22 11:21:07 (permalink)


I'm sorry, but I'm glad it got postponed.  Now hopefully I can go.

I did get down to Queens on Saturday.  We went to get sandwiches from Sorriso's Italian Pork Store .  We took the subway to Corona park right in view of Citi Field and some very low flying planes.  I had Hot Cappicola and Homemade Sopressata with fresh Mozzarella and roasted peppers on a hard roll.  It was a beautiful day.


I have a wedding to attend on April 10th.  As of now, I think I'm available any other weekend next month.
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/23 13:56:24 (permalink)
TnT, will do.  I hear ya on April.  I may have to look at May to reschedule!  Glad you could make it down anyway.  I had a feeling you might like Vanessa's.  Did you get to look through the window at the ladies making the dumplings?

Foodosaurus, that sandwich sounds awesome!
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/23 16:00:43 (permalink)
May 15th may be good for me, if it gets pushed back that far.
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/05/18 12:26:27 (permalink)
I'm hoping we can get together in the next month or so to do this thing.  I've looked at some dates that work for me.  Please let me know if any of these dates are good for any of you as well:

Sat. 05/29

Sun 05/30

Sat 06/19

Sun 06/20

Sat 06/26

Sun 06/27

The weekend of 06/05-06/06 I'll be out of state and 06/12-06/13 is the NYC Big Apple BBQ Block Party which I plan on covering.
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/05/18 13:07:07 (permalink)
I'm good for 6/26 or 6/27.

Or Perhaps 7/10, 7/11. 
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/05/18 13:16:58 (permalink)
Unfortunately, I won't be around on 7/10 or 7/11.  I've got a wedding to attend and I'm running a 15K in Utica, NY on the 11th.
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/05/18 13:36:07 (permalink)
Would love to come --  any of the June dates listed are good for me.
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/05/18 17:34:49 (permalink)


I'm no longer available on the 25th 26th.  I have an engagement party in MA to go to.
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/05/27 00:13:11 (permalink)
I thought you already went . . . keep me posted.  I might be able to do a June date - might be able to kidnap Beth too!
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Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/05/27 21:31:15 (permalink)

Hey gang ,

Let me know when it is and of course I will try to make it .
and remember Sat Sept 25th is the 7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour

Benzee
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