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dining alone in NYC - 2 days - suggestions and input for itinerary

Thanks, all, for these tempting suggestions. I couldn't get a res at EMP, came very close to booking at NoMad, but then read the menu on-line at Anissa and could not resist! Anissa it is, table for one. Cannot wait! Undecided about evening two but it will probably be something more downscale. Again, thanks!

Jun 05, 2012
counterwise in Manhattan

dining alone in NYC - 2 days - suggestions and input for itinerary

Wow, thanks for these prompt replies. I think the consensus on this board is that dining alone isn't "too weird", am I right? To throw a wrench in it all and add another thought, would it be a bit strange to book a table for one at an upscale joint like EMP?

Jun 04, 2012
counterwise in Manhattan

dining alone in NYC - 2 days - suggestions and input for itinerary

Thanks, that's good to know. Fortunately, on this trip I will be there Monday and Tuesday. I'm quite looking forward to a sushi lunch.

Jun 04, 2012
counterwise in Manhattan

dining alone in NYC - 2 days - suggestions and input for itinerary

Hello, I'm travelling from Europe and will be in NYC for 2 quick days. It looks as though I will be dining alone (I'm female, not sure if that makes any difference in terms of where I should go), and would prefer to eat at the bar. Based on what I've seen here, I've decided on Minetta Tavern and WD 50 for dinner (though I'd love to hear alternatives or reasons to go somewhere else), but am undecided about where to go for lunch. I definitely would opt for sushi one day, and a quick Mexican bite on the other. Any ideas for good sushi and Mexican places for lunch? Neighborhood is not a critical factor, though I'd prefer something below 42nd street for lunch - i.e., more downtown than up. Thanks a mil for the input!

Jun 04, 2012
counterwise in Manhattan

Help: What's the Right Countertop?

Hi - I am new to this website and am searching for countertop suggestions. We are installing a new kitchen from floor to ceiling, and are going for a classic country style (in-frame cabinets, range cooker etc). I really love to cook and cook all the time but am hopelessly messy, which leads me to think that I need a very durable and easy to clean countertop. (We also have little kids). But I strongly dislike granite (too hard, cold and shiny and I'm not really into the patterning). My favorite look so far is Pyrolave (enamelled lavastone) but it seems like its going to be very expensive and would take too long to obtain from the supplier. So, I guess I like a more matte, opaque finish, as Pyrolave provides. Any suggestions? Wood would be great but I'm afraid I just can't take care of it properly. Thanks so much!!

Jan 03, 2010
counterwise in Cookware