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Need quick lunch/snack suggestions

Thanks for the extensive list of suggestions! I appreciate it.

Dec 28, 2012
Lucky1 in Manhattan

Need quick lunch/snack suggestions

I lived in the city years ago and am coming back for a very short trip. I only have a few hours to roam around and find a quick bite for lunch and because I have a toddler, unfortunately I am not going to be able to have a leisurely lunch!

Last trip I hit momofuku milk bar, Luke's lobster, hill country chicken, and donut plant. I am looking for something similar in terms of somewhere relatively quick, but tasty.

Any suggestions?

Dec 25, 2012
Lucky1 in Manhattan

Former NYC dweller needs suggestions for weekend trip - what's new?

I used to live in the city from '99 - '03 but it has been over 6 years since I have lived out of state. My husband and I are coming up to celebrate our 1 year anniversary and I would love some suggestions. I used to be much more familiar with the restaurant scene but I am very out of practice! As much as I would love to splurge, we can't do any of the super-expensive top of the line places on this trip.

Here's what I am looking for:

Friday lunch - (solo) quick lunch near Grand Central before I take the Metro North to Westchester to visit a friend.

Saturday night- dinner with friends. Not sure if I get to choose, but I would like to have some suggestions ready. They live on UWS, but would be open to other neighborhoods too.

Sunday brunch - UWS with baby. My default is Sarabeth's - anything else worth trying? I have been to 5 Points downtown on another trip an enjoyed that very much. Maybe something similar...

Monday - dinner to celebrate anniversary, under $150 check (we're not drinkers). Last trip we went to Little Owl and loved it. I eat anything but husband is less adventurous. Need somewhere with a steak/shortrib type option on the menu but NOT a steakhouse. We have plenty of those here in Miami.

Tuesday - free day to get some treats. Last trip I discovered the Momofuku pork bun and loved it. Might have to go back! Feel free for any bakery or unique to NYC suggestions.

Feb 08, 2010
Lucky1 in Manhattan

Best Fish & Chips in Miami?

Clarke's in South Beach is a great place to go. It's an Irish Pub and they have great burgers and truffle fries too.

Nov 21, 2007
Lucky1 in Florida

Planet Sushi

I just ate at the new Planet Sushi the other week (located at 860 Washington Ave in South Beach). It was a great addition to the neighborhood. They have restaurants in Paris and St. Tropez and this is their first U.S. location. The menu is pretty extensive! While it's not the place to go for authentic japanese, it was a good experience. The fish was fresh and the low prices allow you to order a bunch of different things to try. I really was impressed with their spicy tuna! And save room for the dessert sushi if you are a nutella fan.

their website is although I can't figure out how to get the site translated to english - it's currently in french.

Nov 06, 2007
Lucky1 in Florida

Need a tasty fish recipe to convert a non-fish eater!

What kind of fish meal would you serve to a picky eater who never eats fish, but wants to expand their horizons beyond chicken breasts? I am not looking for shellfish - I want to stick to something mild and non-fishy. I was thinking flounder, sole, or tilapia? What preparation would you recommend for a first-timer?

Jun 14, 2007
Lucky1 in Home Cooking