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    the ultimate Food guide to NYC ... help needed!

    So, here's the deal ...

    My best (and I mean BEST) friend is coming over from Germany for Thanksgiving. Wifey and kiddo are off to Miami for the weekend, and we get to do "Bro" stuff we have not been able to do often enough the last couple of years, living thousands of miles apart. We used to have at least one of those weekends a year back when I was still living in Germany. Hiking in Austria, drinking in Belgium, extrem-sauna-ing in Finland ... fun stuff.

    Two things are set: Watching Jets vs. Patriots on Sunday, and going to Sushi Nakazawa one day. His dream, my treat!

    But other than that, we have four days to fill. While I know plenty of places, I would like to hear about some of your favorite places to go. And here's the deal: We don't need/want fine dining for this. We want authentic (ethnic) food, the quirky, the dive bars, junk food nirvana, the funky stuff. We don't care where it is.

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    Son still at Crooked Knife? Would tick all your boxes and then some.
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    Here are some of my recommendations in Queens - Nan Xiang Dumplings House (soup dumplings); Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant (Dim sum); Sripraphai (kick*ss Thai food)

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    Karaka-men at Ippudo

    Taquitos at Havana central

    Halal guys food truck at times square.

    Desserts at Lady M.

    Just a few on top of my head. Enjoy your trip, I actually just got back 2 days ago.

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    Foodie on the cheap:. Momofuku Noodle Bar

    Foodie with a Sweet Tooth: Milk (can you say Crack Pie?)

    Foodie splurge: Momofuku Ssam Bar

    Signed,
    David Chang fanboy

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    And I know it's conventional, but Katz's pastrami or pastrami and tongue sandwiches are to die for. And your German friends will be sad if he doesn't eat at Russ& Daughters (lower Manhattan) or Tal Bagels (midtown) or Barney Greengrass (Upper West Side)

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    Sake Bar Hagi
    Superiority Burger
    Crif Dogs
    Wildair
    Lam Zhou Handpulled Noodle
    Minca Ramen
    Jeepney
    Kopitiam
    Punjabi Grocery & Deli

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    Totto Ramen is NYC best ramen IMO and it's a good $5-6 cheaper than ippudo, momofuku etc.
    Kajitsu and Kokage are fantastic for higher end Kyoto influenced food
    Abraco espresso is a great spot w delicious pastries
    'Grief is a hone to a hard mind.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by easy13 View Post
    Sake Bar Hagi
    Superiority Burger
    Crif Dogs
    Wildair
    Lam Zhou Handpulled Noodle
    Minca Ramen
    Jeepney
    Kopitiam
    Punjabi Grocery & Deli
    That my friend looks
    Like a great list!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveb View Post
    Son still at Crooked Knife? Would tick all your boxes and then some.
    Unfortunately, he's not I was there at the end of July and the waitress said he had moved on in February sometime. Anyone know where he is now?

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