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Chinatown/Little Italy/LES Food Tour

IMHO is you'll be too rushed to enjoy yourself just too many stops per day and not enough time. I don't want to be a killjoy so I think after the first day, you'll know more what is realistic. Enjoy your trip---hard for me to say what to do without because we're all different and have diverse tastes. Sounds like you need really comfortable shoes. I think someone like Kathryn and locals are better sources for your planning. Regards, L2E123

Sep 11, 2013
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Chinatown/Little Italy/LES Food Tour

IMHO you are trying to do too much in a day(s). You will be amazed at how quickly the time goes by and you will have to contend with subway schedules, walking time, and wait time at restaurants. Tie that in with shopping on 5th and your time is greatly reduced. I'd hone in on 2 or 3 important areas of food interest per day and use that as your central guide. Walking, looking, and discovering is one of the things that makes Manhattan such an appealing place to visit. I love Russ & Daughter's and am addicted to their selections of candy, cookies, sweets, and fish. After you've been to Katz's(a few doors down) stop in afterwards and get a few cookies and chocolates to take with you from Russ & Daughter's (they close at 8 PM Mon-Fri). Since you're coming from a big beef town, is Shake Shack going to be a big deal for you? It is good but Manhattan just has so much to offer. An eating tour in/near the West Village could take a full day and Father Dom's park is a nice place to relax on a bench and listen to the fountain while people watching and noshing. I prefer John's on Bleecker to Lombardi's. Just my 2 cents--Enjoy your trip. You're bound to come back many times.

Sep 11, 2013
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Chinatown/Little Italy/LES Food Tour

I have hesitated commenting on your very ambitious 4 days. I can second Il Cantuccio and Stanton Pizza as someone has mentioned. My concern is that you're going to be so fooded out that you are not going to enjoy yourself. While I have made the commute from Long Island several times when on business, is there a significant obstacle to staying in Manhattan one night on possibly a weekend rate?--certainly not trying to spend your money for you. With shopping bags and your mission, I'm feeling stressed for you. A little bad weather and subway disruptions could be a schedule breaker. You really need alternative plans as Kathryn has suggested. I've been in your shoes and have been so exhausted that I questioned my sanity.....I know my family has. It is nice to at least have a place to refresh and recharge for the next round at some point in time during the day. I wish you well and look forward to your impressions after your trip. :-J

Sep 10, 2013
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celebrating 1 year old birthday but want a nice adult restaurant in flatiron

Le McDonald's
686 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
212-604-0621

Les hamburgers et les frites sont bonnes

Aug 07, 2013
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Defonte's Sandwich Shop on 3rd Ave or Other Recommendations

Would like to try it but would prefer to eat inside and not take out. Trying to determine if there are tables and chairs. I have called them but get a recording. Appreciate the info. Looking for an old school hero with quality ingredients. Have been to Parm in the past but looking for something a little less modern.

Aug 01, 2013
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Bon Appitite West Village Bar/Restaurant???

Would appreciate your impression of the dishes you tried. Thanks.

Aug 25, 2012
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