Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I Make Lists: NYC Restaurants

Some of you may know, many of you do not know but I like to make lists. Some more odd than others. Of course I make To do lists but there are other odd ones, a couple being a list of all of the cars I've driven in my life and the airports I've been to. Most of the time I never share these lists, not to be secretive but I don't think anyone else would get any pleasure out of them. But I've decided to share one that is perhaps of greater interest to those who followed my NYC adventures and to anyone who may go there in the future.

I've bolded some of my favorites and ones I would say shouldn't be missed, if possible (sorry about the PRSA Silver Anvil Awards) and linked to previous posts if possible for more detail about my experience.



Harry’s Burrito (2)
Ollie’s (3 or 4)
Café Lalo
Carnegie Deli (4)
UN Cafeteria (3 or 4)
Dinosaur BBQ
The Little Place
Hot and Crusty
Francesco’s (2)
Italian Food Center (Little Italy)
Burrittoville (3)
Paula's Pizza (By Yankee Stadium) (2)
Galaxy Diner
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

Max Brenner
Dallas BBQ (2)
Applejack Diner
Famiglia’s (2)
Grey’s Papaya
Taste of Times Square
Mama Mexico
Carnegie Hall Catered Reception
PRSA Silver Anvil dinner
Tom’s Delicious Pizza
Stop 125
H&H Bagels
City Pie
City 75
Coney Island Vendors (First Funnel Cake!)
Majestic Deli Café
1050 Bar and Restaurant
Applebee’s in Times Square
Two Boots
Café Napoli (Little Italy)
Tom’s Restaurant
International House Cafeteria (?)
McDonald's (?)
O'Neal's Restaurant
The Shake Shack
Numerous Hot Dog, Shish Kabob Vendors


Buttercup Bake Shop (2)
Europan (3)
Gelato Shop Ferrara’s? (Little Italy)
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
Caffe Palermo (Little Italy)
Pinkberry (3)
Magnolia Bakery
Numerous Pineapple, Italian Ice Vendors!

Almost every single place I ate was fantastic, the only one I would make a point to steer people away from and that was Stop 125.

Per the servers suggestion at Stop 125 I got a Jamaican Jerk Chicken. The Chicken was shredded with so much FAT, I couldn't tell what was fat and what was chicken! It was like a Russian Roulette with your taste buds and I quickly stopped playing the game. I just can't get my head around how the server would recommend that dish to me! I'll stop venting now.

What restaurants have you been to in New York on my list? What were your thoughts? Or any recommendations for the Mesa area, appropriate for a missionary?


Beckee and Wes said...

Ok-so now I just need a list of Omaha restaurants!! :)

Doug Funny said...

Thank you thank you.

I was hoping you'd do this so I could use it as a reference when I go to NYC.

Adam said...

That's probably the thing I miss most about NYC: the food. Becky and I ate at an incredibly good Cuban restaurant near at, I think, 108th and Broadway and it was awesome.

Also, did you not ever go to the Shake Shack? Shame on you, Sarah.

And my favorite gelato place is called Grom. It's between 76th and 77th, I think. And Pinkberry was a favorite of ours too.

Anyway, great list. I miss NYC.

Sarah T. said...

Thanks to Adam for reminding me about The Shake Shack. I did eat there and it was very tasty, especially my peanut butter cup concrete shake.

Lindsi Michelle said...

Tomoser!!! Thanks so much for the comment, it made me smile. I would give you a hug too if I could. :-)

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