Walter circulated this email today, and we felt it was too good not to post to the blog. Be sure to check out the accompanying Google map!
Here at Affect Strategies, we have clients come from all over the world to see us. For many of them, this is their first time in New York City, and invariably the question comes up about what are the best places to eat. As someone who takes the business of food very seriously, I cannot live with the thought of someone visiting our wonderful city and partaking of substandard fare. Personally, I won’t stand for it, and if you remember seeing a semi-maniacal person on the street extolling the virtues of particular food joint with a zealotry usually reserved for religious fanaticism to friends and strangers alike, you have no doubt seen me in action.
I now give you my top ten places to eat in no particular order. This is not a Zagat guide of places that are too expensive or fancy for you, dear reader. This is a short list of places that are reasonably priced, have a good atmosphere and most importantly, have great food. Rather than give you a rating system based on stars, I’ve come up with my own system. I have also included helpful links for the directionally challenged.
Pizza – Joe’s Pizza – 7 Carmine Street (At Bleecker Street)
Walter Rating: Cheesy, Crunchy, Yummy
Chinese Food – Wo Hop -15 Mott Street (in Chinatown)
DO NOT (I repeat, DO NOT) go to the upstairs one, only the basement restaurant
Walter Rating: Oh My God!
Deli – Katz’s Delicatessen – 205 East Houston (make sure to tip the sandwich carver a dollar or two before ordering, trust me!)
Walter Rating: Died and gone to heaven!
Burgers and American food – Riviera – 225 West 4th Street
Walter Rating: Delicious and no waiter pressure
Desserts – Billy’s Bakery – 184 Ninth Avenue
Walter Rating: There goes my diet!
Italian Food – Trattoria Toscana – 64 Carmine Street
Walter Rating: Italian the way it should be!
Sushi – Sushi Park – 121 Second Avenue
Walter Rating: Domo Arigato!
Fish and Chips – A Salt and Battery – 112 Greenwich Avenue
Walter Rating: A taste of merrie olde heaven!
Barbecue – Rub – 208 West 23rd Street
Walter Rating: Where is my cowboy hat???
Brunch / Lunch /Dinner – Jane – 100 West Houston
Walter Rating: Perfect for brunch with friends or a romantic dinner for two!
I hope you will not only try these places but also feel free to tell us some of your favorites. Thanks for reading and Bon Appetit!