salt and battery-great fish and chip place-they are actually from England-it means something
Hello all ,
We ended up at Crifs for Hot Dogs and Pomme Frites for fries .
Both locations in the East Village.
All enjoyed the meals !!
I especially liked the Thumanns deep fried well done at Crifs.
Reminded me of Rutts Hutt in Jersey.
Great atmosphere at both places
I went for "brunch"–it did reopen, larger, cleaner and pricier (now 4 for $1). After now trying both places in 2 days, it’s official: "Good Dumpling House" on Grand is my new favorite.
How can anybody not like potstickers??
Mamoun’s Falafel used to be great in the 8o’s and 90’s – there are now 3 locations, but i’ll vouch for the original store at 119 MacDougal St…
Hello all ,
For BT , they are not into Chinese food but I have been to the Dumpling House . Excellent !!
Billy Boy , Wheregregeats and trieflin pizza may be an option
Ken, love your ideas for Coney Island . We may give an option of Tontonnos or dogs , or both .
Tony , thanks for the #7 line suggestions , pretty sure we will not bew venturing into Queens on this one.
Any more keep them coming
Many good suggestions already, so I’ll try to cover ground not mentioned. Queens represents some of the best eating in NY. Right along the #7 train, which is an experience in itself for out of town visitors, takes you past some great food choices. Within a block or two of the #7 you can find excellent pubs, Thai, Cuban, South American, or Italian. And at the end of the line, in Flushing, is some of the best choices for Asian food of all types. Let me know if you’d like specifics!
Hi Benzee: Since you’ll be driving and have already mentioned the Original Nathan’s, why not make a day trip of it to Coney Island:
Start for Pizza at Tontonno’s, 1524 Neptune Ave. They close early so this should be the first stop. Regularly rated as one of the Top 10 in NY. Looks the same as it did 70 years ago.
Then a very short drive ( a couple of blocks) to the Boardwalk for a walk if it’s a nice day. You can see the sights of Coney Island (The Cyclone, the Ocean, the Parachute jump, the new Baseball Stadium etc). Ruby’s Bar on the Boardwalk would make a nice midpoint stop, I think it’s open all year. Farther East on the Boardwalk is the Russian Community of Brighton Beach. Great for People watching,and a snack at one of the Russian Cafes on the Boardwalk. It’s called "Little Odessa" for a reason.
Then on to Nathan’s for those dogs.
If you’re into grilling at home the next day, a must stop before leaving is the old time grocery store called Major Meats. Mermaid Ave between 15th and 16th street. Best steaks I’ve ever cooked myself. The owner cuts them to order, and is a big booster of Coney Island. Very interesting guy.
Have a great trip. Any questions let me know. –Ken
Grimaldi’s pizza at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Benzee, for pizza check out Lombardi’s, Bleecker Street Pizza, John’s, adrienne’s pizzabar. H & H Bagels on the UWS is really good and right next to Zabar’s. I posted some pics of both places in an earlier Trip Report thread. And some pics of Gray’s Papaya as well. The Lower East Side has an abundance of great eats all right near each other. The Doughnut Plant, Kossar’s Bialy’s, The Pickle Guys, Il Laboratorio Gelato, Economy Candy and Katz’s are within walking distance from each other and Chinatown is not too far off either. Sarge’s Deli and 2nd Ave deli aren’t far from one another. Rice to Riches across from Lombardi’s has really good rice pudding. There is a Chick-fil-a in one of the NYU dining halls in Greenwich Village if you’re interested.
You gotta choose a good pizza place too.
My favorite New York "cheap eats", the Dumpling House on Eldridge, was closed the other day for renovations (including, apparently, a badly needed enlargement) but a sign in the window said they were reopening tomorrow, Jan 8. Wonderful Chinese fried dumplings (potstickers), 6 for $1 making a lunch of 12 plus a soda $3.
However, just dejectedly walking around in Chinatown I came upon "Good Dumpling House" at 214-216 Grand St. that has dumplings that are even better than I recall the Dumpling House’s being. They are, however, a bit pricier at 4 for $1 making a lunch of 12 (plus soda) around $4 (but the truth is I’m not sure what they charge for soda or if they even have it–I just gorged on dumplings).
One more consideration (since you suggested a willingness to drive to Coney Island): To quote someone who should know, "Tino’s (on Arthur Ave., Bronx) Chicken Parm heroes are magical" ( http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=143814&page=2 )
Hello all ,
How about some suggestions for lunch in the Big Apple .
I have some like 2nd Ave Deli , Katzs , Gray Papaya , .
Have friends coming in from
Austin , TX
Philly , PA
Transportation not a problem as I will be the tour guide so outer borough ideas welcome also .
I’m thinking of the original Nathans if the weather is not too bad out in Coney Island .
Any other ideas ,
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