[quote]sen say wrote:
So me and She Say are packing up and driving to NYC in a few weeks. We’re going to leave from Wash. DC on Monday morning and go see Les Paul at The Irridium Jazz Club Monday night. Besides that, we got no plans except lots of hotel sex.
Anyone have any suggestions?
One night for dinner, go to Da Tommaso’s at 903 8th Ave between 53rd and 54th. It ain’t hugely expensive and the food kicks ass, and it’s pretty much your “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant” type place. I used to see Jerry Orbach from Law and Order in there all the time, he dug the place.
There’s also a French place right around there that has awesome ice cream. I think it had a yellow sign, and was a long low building, but I can’t remember the name. Little expensive, but the desserts kick ass.
If you want to get a beer, go to this place called “The Playwright” on 49th between Broadway and Seventh. I think there’s one more downtown more, but either one you go to kicks ass. Burgers, corned beef, potatoes, a great bar in the bottom and everyone there is off the boat Irish. Not expensive either, and a nice place to go hang out.
If you stay around midtown, there’s a shitload of Irish bars like Scruffy Duffy’s that all have good beers and solid food.
There’s also a cool place called Big Nick’s Burger and Pizza Joint. It’s on 2175 Broadway around West 77th. It’s small, and the food is really fuckin good.
If you get a chance, cross the river and come to Hoboken. There’s a ton of great restaurants and a shit ton of bars on Washington Street, a ferry ride away.
Go to the Natural History Museum on Central Park West & W 77th St. It’s incredible, and you can spend days in there.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is pretty fuckin incredible too, it’s on 1000 5th Avenue.
I was always fond of seeing the Intrepid aircraft carrier, which is moored on the West Side at 46th street.
South Street Seaport is great to go to, ESPECIALLY during the summer time. Get the New england clam chowder there.
Go to the White Horse Tavern at 567 Hudson Street- the poet Dylan Thomas got drunk there all the time, and they say he haunts the place.
Go to McSorley’s Tavern on 15 East 7th St - established in 1854, it’s where the beer “McSorley’s” is made (the only ale I like) and there’s sawdust on the floor.
The biggest Toys R’ Us in the fuckin world is in Times Square… it’s an amazing place.
I’m rambling now. But there’s so goddamned much in New York that I can’t even start. Let me know if you need some other places.