March 28th

Chow Down

Sometimes I just don’t feel like feeling lousy, and so I go out to eat, or shop or just pretend I’m a goddamn tourist except I don’t walk around with my eyes skyward looking at all the tall buildings and I’m still not very nice. Or at least, not as nice as someone from, let’s say Indiana. So just to get the party started, I’ve listed a few of my favorite restaurants in the Hood. My hood that is, which is, the great big dirty Apple.

Le Singe Vert – 7th Avenue at 19th Street–Who needs Paris when you have Le Singe Vert? A little crowded though, like NY but without the smoke. I promise, you will LOVE. Just be prepared to squeeze.

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160 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 366-4100

Banc Cafe– At 30th Street: Great fresh fish and fun bar

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431 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 252-0146

Vezzo — for the BEST, yes the very Best thin crust pizza around. Think Weightwatchers. Cross is 31st Street.

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178 Lexington Ave, New York 10016
At 31st St
Phone: 212-839-8300

The Water Club- the best brunch views in the city. And if you can’t afford it, just go to the bar in the summer and watch the barges float by.

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500 E 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 683-3333

Barbounia—Absolutely scrumptious Mediterranean

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250 Park Avenue South (20th)
New York, NY 10016
212-995-0242

Five Points– You would never know you’re not in Italy, except you would because the food is better, the atmosphere divine. Outdoor dining in summer.

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31 Great Jones St (Between Bowery & Lafayette)
New York, NY 10012
212-253-5700

Ilili – Lebanese with a New York Viewpoint and freaking fantastic. Trust me.

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236 Fifth Avenue (Between 27&28th)
New York, NY 10011
212-683-2929

 
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