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5 Days in NYC on a budget

hello manhattan board!

I will be coming up from New Orleans to NYC for the new year. I'm looking for great food that wont run much over $50 for two people. I am staying in Chelsea, so recs in the neighborhood are a plus. I appreciate any feedback you have to give!

Dec 20, 2011
25dollars in Manhattan

Crack Pie Recipe

It could have been cornstarch mixed with a bit of water? That's how I prepare all of my cornstarch before adding it to any recipe.

Mar 19, 2010
25dollars in Home Cooking

Driving to Austin

Anything good to eat on the drive from New Orleans to Austin? Looking for tasty and CHEAP, and recommendations in the city for good, inexpensive food is welcome!

Mar 17, 2010
25dollars in Austin

Camellia Grill

Totally agree. I went last week and had a waffle with one scrambled egg, boyfriend has a bacon cheeseburger with a side of cheese fries. MMMMMMM!!! Never been better in my opinion...

Jul 20, 2009
25dollars in New Orleans

Quiet place for (potentially long) conversation

Where's a good place that I could meet a friend to catch up over dinner? Somewhere that wont rush us in and out, and that's not too expensive. Everything's game!

Jul 12, 2009
25dollars in New Orleans

4 nights - what do you think of my choices?

Luke is incredible from my experiences there.

May 24, 2009
25dollars in New Orleans

How is Boucherie?

That Krispy Kreme bread pudding...so good!!!
I've been a few times, and I'm always ready to go back!

Worth your time & money, by far.

May 16, 2009
25dollars in New Orleans

Restaurants you wouldn't recommmend

I would put Baru on my top list. Every meal I've had there was fantastic.

May 15, 2009
25dollars in New Orleans

which would you choose and why?

Brigtsen's.

May 15, 2009
25dollars in New Orleans

Early Night/Small Plates/Drinks

Baru! Nothing beats it in my opinion.

May 12, 2009
25dollars in New Orleans

Best Po Boy in New Orleans?

I love Parasol's for a roast beef, Domilise's for oyster, and I really love Boucherie's duck confit poyboy with cinnamon pickled carrots and candied pecans.

May 12, 2009
25dollars in New Orleans

Cheapest Lunch Place

Been to all those places, but I'll revisit Jazmine. I used to go at least 2-3 times a week, but kinda got sick of it. Like always, today I wound up going to China Orchid. Can't beat $5.45 for 6 crab rangoon for me!!!

May 07, 2009
25dollars in New Orleans

Cheapest Lunch Place

Yeah, uptown. I wind up always going to China Orchid for their crab rangoons, but I want something different today.

May 07, 2009
25dollars in New Orleans

Cheapest Lunch Place

I need a really cheap place to eat for lunch today. Any ideas?

May 07, 2009
25dollars in New Orleans

Cash strapped weekend in NO

Why not try Camellia Grill as well? You've gotta go there eventually..

Apr 19, 2009
25dollars in New Orleans

Cash strapped weekend in NO

Agreed. Boucherie!

Apr 19, 2009
25dollars in New Orleans

Vegetarian-friendly recs?

Lebanon or Babylon cafe....Grape leaves, yum!

Mar 31, 2009
25dollars in New Orleans

Delivery Options in Garden District?

Sake Cafe actually delivers, if that's your style.

Mar 23, 2009
25dollars in New Orleans

Luke Restaurant

Great meal there this Sunday with a group of four. Our meal looked like this:

Half a dozen raw P&J Oysters
Assiette de Charcuterie (different pates and foie gras with mustard, chutney, and house-made pickles.)
Roasted Beet Salad (w/bleu cheese & spiced pistachios!)
Fried Oyster, Bacon, Romaine, and Avacado Salad
Luke Burger (with tomatoes, bacon, caramelized onions, and Emmenthaler cheese)
Croque Madame
Pressed Cochon de Lait Sandwich

Everything was delicious! The service was quick, although the house filled up towards the middle-end of our meal. Our pate plate had a great variety of smoky, tart, and spicy flavors, and was served with crisp toast. The two salads were delicious, the oyster salad had savory pieces of cubed bacon that added a great aspect to the dish. All the sandwiches were served with housemade fries, which were thin, golden and tasty!

For a first time, Luke really made a great impression, and I hope to go back. Any menu recommendations for next time?

Mar 23, 2009
25dollars in New Orleans

The Tourist Foodie

Why not a stop by Camellia Grill for breakfast? I always loved those waffles...

Feb 27, 2009
25dollars in New Orleans

Best 'ethnic' dishes in the city?

I eat EVERYTHING. And I appreciate your suggestions!

Feb 27, 2009
25dollars in New Orleans

Best 'ethnic' dishes in the city?

I always feel like I get in a rut with the restaurants I frequent in NO, but I love me some ethnic cooking, so I was wondering if anyone had good recommendations. To start off, I love the cubano sandwich at Churro's in Metairie, and the lamb and couscous at Jamila's.

Feb 26, 2009
25dollars in New Orleans