Wednesday, July 26, 2006
New York Cheap Eats (sort of)
HOT OFF THE PRESSES, the New York magazine list of inexpensive eats, ranked 1 to 101. I've been to about a fifth of them, and can tell non-New Yorkers that you might not think they're all inexpensive — like Lupa (#20), which New York calls "moderate" in price. It is moderate, compared to the other Mario Batali restaurants. But if I remember correctly, our dinner there was close to $100 for two, which isn't like eating at Totonno's pizzeria. (I've had takeout from the one in our neighborhood: I've never been to the original in Coney Island.)
For a cheaper Batali restaurant, try Otto Enoteca Pizzeria (#24). It's in between a pizzeria and and Lupa in price, especially if you stay up front at the bar for the pizza and excellent wine selection. But less expensive than some of these restaurants is to go for a lunch special at a good restaurant. In my neighborhood, there's Centolire, with a $24.50 lunch (last year it was $20.05), and Antonucci's, with a $16 lunch.
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Maybe by "inexpensive" they mean "if you have an expense account"?
Posted by: Michael Blowhard at Jul 26, 2006 10:47:16 PM
We went to Bouchon Bakery this morning. I've had better bread in New York, but I don't want to be picky -- it was definitely good, and a clear step up from Starbucks or Pain Quotidien. Since it's in your neighborhood (that narrows you down to one of a million or so people), you should try it if you haven't.
They're closed July 31 to August 15. At 11:30 am they expand from a little bakery and coffee place to more tables on axis with the big window on axis with 59th Street.
Posted by: john at Jul 27, 2006 2:21:43 PM