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Hungry teens/cheapskate husband. Can this vacation be saved?

First, I would like to second Pita Joe's - big portions and delicious, it is a drop in and eat type of place. Tribeca is close to Little Italy which I think would be an enjoyable evening for two teenage boys and you and your husband - lots of pasta and pizza and red wine (especially if it is warm, also can be touristy but find a good spot and ignore all the pushy "come to my restaurant" types). I would tend to stay away from "mexican" food as NYC does not have much that I find impressive. Places like La Esquina (at Lafayette and Kenmare, choose the to-go side, not eat-in) or Cafe Habana (cuban and very small on Spring St.-expect a terribly long wait but pop into Spring St Lounge for some beers) are good places to go to feed your Mexican food cravings. If you are on the Upper East Side visiting museums Cascabel Taqueria has great tacos but they are small - the lunch special is good though. Does your family like sushi? I would tell your husband not to be too stressed about the money - everything is just expensive and your weekend will be most enjoyable if you know that you will probably go over budget but accept it. You are headed to the right places and after that just enjoy yourself and spend it! People always like to say that New Yorkers are impatient but I don't find that true - find a line and relax, look around, talk to your family and that other person in the line...its all part of the experience...

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Cafe Habana
229 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012

La Esquina
106 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012

Pita Joe
2 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

Spring Lounge
48 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

Cascabel
1538 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

Apr 08, 2011
cornweasel in Manhattan

3 Days in Asheville

The Double Decker bus is close to City Bakery and they have great coffee and lattes, etc. A unique experience as well!

Feb 18, 2011
cornweasel in Southeast

Vegan-friendly restaurants in Chapel Hill, NC?

Weaver Street Market is a grocery store/eatery where you can find vegan food. Its a fun place to hang and grab a sandwich or something from the buffet. They have tables inside and outside and also a big grassy area outside. To find it, just follow Franklin Street into Carrboro.

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Weaver Street Market
101 E Weaver St, Carrboro, NC 27510

Feb 18, 2011
cornweasel in Southeast