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Foodie needs to compromise with boring eater. Help?!

Thanks to both of you. I checked out the menu and I think it will work for both our tastes. It's definitely still on the list.

May 15, 2009
28lemons in Manhattan

Foodie needs to compromise with boring eater. Help?!

No, I wasn't including tax and gratuity. Just dinner and 1 glass of wine each. That was probably conservative of me, however, because I doubt we'll only have one glass and I have a sweet tooth, too. :) Thanks again for all your recommendations. You've given me many great options to google!

May 14, 2009
28lemons in Manhattan

Foodie needs to compromise with boring eater. Help?!

Lots of votes for Blue Ribbon! I will check it out. Are we talking about the one in Soho?

May 14, 2009
28lemons in Manhattan

Foodie needs to compromise with boring eater. Help?!

Thanks! Just checked the web site and Lantern looks lovely. I'll keep that and Rhong Tiam in the running, depending on which side of town we happen to be around lunchtime.

May 14, 2009
28lemons in Manhattan

Foodie needs to compromise with boring eater. Help?!

Very interesting... The steak/pork options you mentioned would work for him and I see tons of creative options for me. Nothing like a little bone marrow and watermelon! :)

May 14, 2009
28lemons in Manhattan

Foodie needs to compromise with boring eater. Help?!

Do any of you have thoughts on Rhong Tiam or Holy Basil for a Thai lunch?

May 14, 2009
28lemons in Manhattan

Foodie needs to compromise with boring eater. Help?!

Thanks! This is a great selection - I'll check them out!

May 14, 2009
28lemons in Manhattan

Foodie needs to compromise with boring eater. Help?!

Thanks Kathryn. I'll be there the first weekend in June (Fri, Sat and Sun).

Budget is flexible, but to give a general guideline I'd like to keep dinner for two around $100. We'll go cheap on lunches.

May 14, 2009
28lemons in Manhattan

Foodie needs to compromise with boring eater. Help?!

Ha, that would have been helpful, eh? :)

He can do:

- Italian (if he can get some kind of basic tomato/meat sauce pasta - i prefer a mediterranean feta/sundried/olives vibe)

- American/New-American (chicken, steak, pork as long as it doesn't have anything "crazy" on it that he can't take off )

- Asian (if he can get a chicken/rice or teriyaki dish - my favorite is thai, vietnamese or sushi)

- I also love tapas, but those options are typically too creative for him.

Probably safer to stay with the Italian and American angle, and maybe just one asian meal.

Thank you!

May 14, 2009
28lemons in Manhattan

Foodie needs to compromise with boring eater. Help?!

My boyfriend and I will be staying in the Union Square area for 3 days. I visit Manhattan often, but I'm stumped on where to take the new dude to eat. I'm a foodie and his idea of adventure is adding a little extra red pepper to his spaghetti.

Fortunately, he can usually find something "normal" wherever we go. For example, at my favorite Thai and Indian places, he can find basic rice and chicken dishes (hold the veggies!). At my favorite Italian, there is a penne with meat sauce. He does appreciate quality food, it just has to be pretty basic. Things he won't do: creamy sauces, seafood, most vegetables (he can do potatoes, peppers and onions). Even his sandwiches are just bread and meat - no cheese, no mustard.

With that said, do you have any recommendations for delicious, relatively-creative, non-touristy places that will also include some basic items? I want us both to truly enjoy our meals - without him having to eat a plate of rice just so I can have my foodie experience (or me having to eat a hotdog so he can feel comfortable). Is this possible?

We'll mostly be oriented around Union Square and below. We'll be in Brooklyn around lunchtime on Sunday.

The only place we know we're going is John's on Bleecker for my fav pizza.

THANK YOU!

May 14, 2009
28lemons in Manhattan