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

I was in touch with a certain Mr. Tony Bad this morning and we haven't broken bread together since the NYC Hot Dog Tour a coupld of years ago.  In the interest of remedying that, we thought a meet-up was in order.  I have always wanted to try the Carnegie Deli, but couldn't bring myself to go it alone, despite the dozens of times I have walked past it on the way to work.  My exercise routine can't beat the Roadfood out of my altogether!  We were thinking a Saturday or Sunday might work best. 
 
I'm available:
 
SAT 03/06
 
SUN 03/07
 
SUN 03/14 - I know there is a South/Central NJ Hot Dog tour happening on the 13th, so this might be a "last option" date.
 
SAT 03/20
 
I can think of a few other stops to make if anyone is interested in walking through the city/riding the subways.
 
The Donut Pub on 14th Street & 7th Avenue - a 24 hr donut shop.  They make what many would consider "traditional" style cake and raised donuts.  Very good.
 
Leo's Bagels - for me, the best bagels in the city.  Located in the Financial District.
 
City Bakery - on 18th Street near 6th Avenue for amazingly thick, rich hot chocolate.  Pricey at $4.50 per cup, but I still think it's worth it to drink what to me is like a sinful melted chocolate bar!
 
Amy Ruth's - on 116th Street in Harlem.  Really, really good soul food.  They have a section of the menu that is just chicken and waffles variations.  An incredible red velvet cake on the dssert menu OR
 
we could stop by Piece of Chicken, a take-out only soul food place on West 45th Street near 9th Avenue that has good fried chicken, collards, candied yams, etc.  It's all ala carte and most items are $2-3.  
 
We don't have to hit all of these places or any of them, just wanted to throw them out there.  Lemme know if you're interested and what date is good for you!
 
billyboy
 
 
*************03/12/10 UPDATE********************
 

I figure we could meet-up at Murray's at 10:00am and then make our way from there. 
 
The Donut Pub is a short walk from there. 
 
We can do lunch at 12:00 noon at the Carnegie Deli.  It's in Midtown and a long walk away.  We can take the subway or walk if people are up for it.  I'm good either way. 
 
If there are any sightseeing/points of interest along the way, I'll try to point them out as we go.
 
I'll also try to incorporate some pictures of most of these places and their signature foods in this update before the meet-up!
 
Let me know if you can make it and if you need my cell number.  See you soon!!



1.)  Murray's Bagels (est.2000) - for a classic NYC bagel!
      500 6th Avenue at 13th Street
      New York, NY 10011
      212-462-2830
      Hours:  6:00am to 8:00pm
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      Parking:  Not sure???
      Cash & Credit Cards accepted  (there might be a $5 minimum for credit cards)




     
     
 2.)  The Donut Pub (est.1964) - great 24 hr donut shop.  The raised Sugar Twists, Honey Dipped and chocolate dipped cake donuts are top-drawer!
       203 West 14th Street at 7th Avenue
       New York, NY 10011
       212-929-0126
       Hours:  24 hours
       Directions:  Take 1, 2, or 3 Train to 14th Street - 7th Avenue stop.
       Parking:  Not sure???
       No website - CASH ONLY


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 3.)  Carnegie Deli (est.1937) - Never been and I eagerly await my first taste of their pastrami!
      854 7th Avenue at 55th Street
      New York, NY 10019
      212-757-2245
      Hours:  6:30am to 4:00am DAILY
      Directions:  N or R Train to 57th Street - 7th Avenue stop.
      Parking:  Not sure???
      Website:  http://www.carnegiedeli.com/home.php
      Roadfood review:  
http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Review/2050-2105/carnegie-deli
      "They are not Kosher, but "Kosher-style".  They only take reservations for groups of 15 or more.  They do ship their whole menu.
      CASH ONLY 
 
 
 
 4.)  Gem Spa (est. ???) - Excellent NYC Chocolate Egg Cream!  Come in a paper cup instead of a glass.  Very little fanfare, but tastes great!
      131 2nd Avenue near St. Mark's Place
      New York, NY 10003
      212-995-1866
      Hours:  Open 24 hours
      Directions:  6 Train to Astor Place stop.
      Parking:  Not sure???
      No website - CASH ONLY
 
As an added bonus, Gem Spa is just a few storefronts away from Pommes Frites.  They do offer free samples of 3-4 frites with a choice of sauce if you ask. 



  


5.)  Ray's (est. 1959) - classic NYC slice.  Some off days, but more days where they are "on"
      27 Prince Street (btw. Mott St. & Elizabeth St.)
      New York, NY 10012
      212-966-1960
      Hours:  12:00 noon to 11:00pm
      Directions:  R, W Train to Prince Street stop.  6 Train to Spring Street stop.  B, D, F, V Train to Broadway-Lafayette Street stop.
      Parking: 
      No website - Cash & Credit Cards accepted ($10 minimum for Credit Cards)
 



 
After Ray's, there is a multitude of great eats on the way to and near Vanessa's.  The Doughnut Plant, Katz's, Yonah Schimmel's (which just turned 100 years old in 2010!!), Economy Candy, Essex Street Market, Roni-Sue Chocolates (home of the chocolate covered bacon known as "Pig Candy") and sugar Sweet sunshine Bakery.  And if anyone is really hungry for a true NYC experience, there is usually a hot dog cart to be found almost anywhere in the city, along with nut roaster carts and pretzel carts.  Unfortunately, Kossar's Bialys and The Pickle Guys are closed on Saturdays.
 
 
 
 6.)  Vanessa's Dumpling House (est. ???) - My new place to take out-of-town guests.  Cheap, filling dumplings. 
      118 Eldridge Street (btw. Broome St. & Grand St.)
      New York, NY 10002
      212-625-8008
      Hours:  7:30am to 10:00pm
      Directions:  B or D Train to Grand St. stop OR F, J, M, Z Train to Essex St. - Delancey St. stop
      Parking:  Not sure???
      No website
      Cash & Credit Cards accepted ($15 minimum for Credit Cards)




 
 
  
WHAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO BRING:  Cash, comfortable shoes, bottled water.
 
PARKING:  Not having been a car owner in many years, I can't speak to the availability of parking near any of these shops.  The subway might be the best way to go.

  
 







post edited by billyboy - 2010/10/21 13:57:37
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/02/22 14:49:54 (permalink)

    As details start to come together, I might be interested.  I go to the city pretty often, but none of my friends ever want to go to these wonderful places.
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/02/23 13:15:01 (permalink)
    Ditto here - can't do the 6th or 7th, but if you end up with either of the other dates Tim and I could be game to go! We were in the city for a beautiful weekend in January and introduced niece and nephews to Carnegie, and had an excellent experience.  Would love to try a new bagel place, usual haunt is H&H on way out of the city. Keep us posted.
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/02/23 16:51:59 (permalink)
    Hello all

    Would love to join at the Carnegie deli at least .
    Weekend of March 13th and 14th no good for me with Hot Dog get together

    Otherwise it should be a go

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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/02/23 19:37:07 (permalink)
    Michelle and I are interested.  If we can make whatever date is decided we'll be there.
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/02/24 17:11:02 (permalink)
    I am interested, all dates are fine except for the 13th & 14th.
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/02/24 22:20:10 (permalink)
    Well folks, looks like March 20th is shaping up to be the date of the meet-up.  I'll work on throwing out some potential details and see what people think.  To be continued...
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/02/25 10:30:48 (permalink)
    Billy, Been waiting to see what the plan will be. I'll do my best to make it. Awaiting details.
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/02/27 11:59:08 (permalink)
       I will be at a trade show in Las Vegas on the 20th...so sad I am going to miss this.  If the date changes please let me know - I am available any other day.
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/01 16:00:39 (permalink)
      Hello again dear friends,

    Here is what I was thinking for the meet-up:
     
    -A bagel stop at Leo's (Financial District) or Murray's Bagels (6th Avenue btw. 12th & 13th Streets) in the morning around 10:00am for a bagel and a schmear (No Toasting!  haha)
     
    -Head to The Donut Pub on 14th Street & 7th Avenue for some old-fashioned cake and raised donuts
     
    -Lunch at the Carnegie Deli at 12 noon. 
     
    -For those who may still have an appetite, we can head to Gem Spa in the East Village off of St. Mark's Place for a classic NY Egg Cream.
     
    -Then down to Ray's Pizza on Prince Street in Soho for a slice. (For me it's the one Ray's I really like, but it can be hit or miss with the quality as is the case with any slice shop)
     
    -And finally, down to the Lower East Side to Vanessa's Dumplings on Elridge Street for some great scallion pancakes and steamed or pan-fried pork and chive dumplings (plus you can watch the little old ladies making the dumplings through a glass window in the back of the shop)
     
    These are just the ideas I had.  I wanted to make it as NYC-centric as possible.  Please let me know if this sounds good.  I figured since Carnegie would probably be a big meal, the other places would be a mixture of small snacking type food and/or foods you can take home with you.

    Lexi, I'm sorry you can't make it!
    post edited by billyboy - 2010/03/01 16:25:19
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/01 16:15:41 (permalink)
    billyboy

      Hello again dear friends,

    Here is what I was thinking for the meet-up:
     
    -A bagel stop at Leo's or Murray's Bagels in the morning around 10:00am for a bagel and a schmear (No Toasting!  haha)
     
    -Head to The Donut Pub on 14th Street & 7th Avenue for some old-fashioned cake and raised donuts
     
    -Lunch at the Carnegie Deli at 12 noon. 
     
    -For those who may still have an appetite, we can head to Gem Spa in the east Village off of St. Mark's Place for a NY Egg Cream
     
    -Then down to Ray's Pizza on Prince Street in Soho for a slice. (For me it's the one Ray's I really like, but it can be hit or miss with the quality as is the case with any slice shop)
     
    -And finally, down to the Lower East Side to Vanessa's Dumplings on Elridge Street for some great scallion pancakes and steamed or pan-fried pork and chive dumplings (plus you can watch the little old ladies making the dumplings through a glass window in the back of the shop)
     
    These are just the ideas I had.  I wanted to make it as NYC-centric as possible.  Please let me know if this sounds good.  I figured since Carnegie would probably be a big meal, the other places would be a mixture of small snacking type food and/or foods you can take home with you.

    Lexi, I'm sorry you can't make it!

     
    Circa 1952?
     
    Sorry Billyboy, I had to throw that in since you mentioned the Carnegie and Gem Spa!
     
    wish I can join you guys- have fun!
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/01 16:27:48 (permalink)
    I was going to throw in a Harlem soul food/chicken & waffles place and a stop at Yonah Schimmel's just to make it even MORE regionaly correct for YOU, WJ!!  But I figured that would be pushing the bounds of my stomach, especially since I haven't done much Roadfooding in a while!
     
    I've walked by Carnegie countless times, but never been there.  I did have an Egg Cream at Gem Spa last year and I really liked it!
    post edited by billyboy - 2010/03/01 16:28:53
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/01 16:38:24 (permalink)
    billyboy

    I was going to throw in a Harlem soul food/chicken & waffles place and a stop at Yonah Schimmel's just to make it even MORE regionaly correct for YOU, WJ!!  But I figured that would be pushing the bounds of my stomach, especially since I haven't done much Roadfooding in a while!
     
    I've walked by Carnegie countless times, but never been there.  I did have an Egg Cream at Gem Spa last year and I really liked it!


    I've enjoyed the Carnegie- I haven't been there since 2003, but the Woody Allen (pastrami and corned beef) has to be one of my favorite sandwiches of all time.
    Don't forget to get the cheese cake too!
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/02 15:11:28 (permalink)
    billyboy - sounds like a great day for NY noshing! Always wanted to try the "original" Ray's (I think your location is it, yes? On Prince...). Wondering about transit, we'd be driving in from CT, and thinking to park somewhere near the last stop, assuming subway and foot travel for the day?
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/03 11:56:42 (permalink)
    TnT, Yeah I was thinking of a combination of walking and subway for the tour.  As far as parking, let me do a little research.  I sold my car before I moved here, so all things related to four wheels are not my strong suit.

    TTM, WJ, I'm hoping you might be able to provide some parking insight here.  Might there be a place near Vanessa's Dumplings/Katz's that is good for parking for say, half a day?  Would you recommend a garage?  Thanks!
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/03 12:50:51 (permalink)
    Sunday is much more parking-friendly than Saturday, if my memory serves me right.  Better than myself and WJ, Tony Bad has often steered me in the right direction when seeking transport to/from and in NYC.

    I believe that most of the parking on the LES is metered with a 2 hour limit, but I could be wrong.  There have been times when I have gone to Katz's where I have scored an immediate parking spot, and there have been times when I have circled for what seemed like days.
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/03 13:29:00 (permalink)
    TnTinCT
    Wondering about transit, we'd be driving in from CT, and thinking to park somewhere near the last stop, assuming subway and foot travel for the day?

     
     
    Why don't you drive to a Metro North stop in CT and take the train into Grand Central?
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/03 19:33:31 (permalink)
    We've done the train from New Haven quite a bit, but between train fare and parking at the station (plus it's an hour drive to the station), it's easier and sometimes cheaper to drive in, plus we have the luxury of coming and going as we please. Plus - I have the feeling we may be loading up on take-home noshes after this trip so won't need to take the haul on the train ;-)
    There are a couple of good websites with parking maps/rates, so I think we'll be ok provided we have that last pit stop identified. Worse case we park closer to mid-town or west side and grab the subway.
    billyboy - provided we're not due for another blizzard, count me and Tim in for the nosh - we may need to meet you at the second stop depending on traffic and timing/parking, so would be great if you can share a cell phone number just in case. I'll send you a private message with ours.
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/12 15:58:05 (permalink)
    BUMP!!

    Please check out the original post for updated info (addresses, phone numbers, directions, times, subway stops, cash or credit, etc...)
     
    Hope you can make it!!
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/13 09:57:19 (permalink)
    Wow - GREAT itin, and thanks for pulling together all that info in advance.  Keeping fingers crossed for a beautiful spring day to walk around a great city and attempt to work off at least 10% of the calories I intend to ingest along the way.  My eyes popped out of my head when I read your "between Prince's and Vanessa's" list - we could make a day just in that area alone.  MAY have to try pig candy...but am sad no Pickle Guy available.
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/13 21:48:02 (permalink)
     
    If no one is driving, I will take a bus into Port and meet everyone at Murray's.

    If everyone decides to take the subway, what type of change is required?
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/13 23:12:42 (permalink)
    Hey HDK, no change is used for subways.  They run on a Metrocard system now.  

    The best deal would be to get a 1-Day "Fun Pass".  The Metrocard vending machines are in most if not all subway stations.  They take cash and credit/debit cards.  However, I think they only take bills as large as $20 or only give change for as much as a $20 bill.  And the change is not in bills, but in Sacagawea $1 coins.  FYI.

    1-Day Fun Pass 
    Cost: $8.25, reduced fare not available
    Good for unlimited subway and local bus rides from first use until 3 a.m. the following day. Sold at MetroCard Vending Machines and at neighborhood stores. Not available at station booths.

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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/14 22:44:41 (permalink)
    Here is a Google map showing the locations listed above.

    Google map showing locations
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/15 09:37:34 (permalink)
    Hot Dog King, thanks for the mapping! 
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/15 21:51:40 (permalink)
    I have had a change of plans so I will be joining in the fun after all!  See you all there!
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/16 10:14:08 (permalink)
    Looking on Google maps, I noticed that there is a Papayaking across from The Donut Pub. I may have to squeeze in a drink and dog while we are there.
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/16 11:08:48 (permalink)
    I was gonna suggest a Sabretts or a trip to a Papaya spot!  There is a Gray's Papaya on the corner of 6th Avenue and West 8th Street that for me is the best one in the city!
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/16 16:01:49 (permalink)
    May I join you at Carnegie at noon? If so, is there any way that I'll recognize the group (other than yummy donut crumbs on all your coats)? By the way, I'd vote heavily for a visit to Amy Ruth's. We could continue up the 2/3 subway from Columbus Circle, so it's an easy jump from the Carnegie (though we may all get coronaries afterward).
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/16 17:04:26 (permalink)
    I updated the map to show the following options:
    Papaya King
    Gray's Papaya
    Katz's Deli
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    Re:Possible meet-up at Carnegie Deli in New York City? 2010/03/17 08:26:11 (permalink)


    I will be joining the group as well.  I'll be dragging a few of my friends in tow as well.

    Billyboy, may I have your cell phone number, just in case.
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