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Plan my weekend in Manhattan

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Mark from Plano, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    One more thing on the music clubs, I'm 48, she's...well...younger but in the same general demographic, so 20-something bump and grind places won't really work.
     


  2. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    One more thing on the music clubs, I'm 48, she's...well...younger but in the same general demographic, so 20-something bump and grind places won't really work.

    God, 48 sounds so old.


    - B
     


  3. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    God, 48 sounds so old.


    - B


    It's ancient. Do you have some point grampa?
     


  4. TEPLimey

    TEPLimey Well-Known Member

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    A "romantic" thing to do is go to something at Lincoln Center (opera, symphony, ballet, whatever) and then to Cafe Des Arists after. It is not a foodie temple by any means, but it is open very late and chicks dig it. Short walk, lovely setting. Then walk down CPW and CPS and 7th Ave (NOT 8th!) on the way back to your hotel.
    Cafe Des Artistes closed last fall, FYI
     


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    akatsuki Senior member

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    Had a very good meal at Il Buco last night. Average NY prices and a great atmosphere. For after your drink at PDT.

    lefty


    I am a big fan of Il Buco. Also Blue Hill.

    For drinks - the cocktail thing was dying down a bit, but go early and have a bartender's choice at Little Branch. August also has great brunches.

    Damn it, now I miss New York - I really need to move back.
     


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    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Cafe Des Artistes closed last fall, FYI

    This is why I suggest Chanterelle.


    - B
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    Plano is in Texas and thus Kobe club bitches
     


  8. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    It's ancient. Do you have some point grampa?

    How out-of-towner is your date? If she is not as jaded as someone of your advanced age, I think that West Side Story and South Pacific are both good date shows.

    Have you ever walked around Brooklyn Heights? That can be fun and interesting, and you could do brunch or lunch at the River CafÃ[​IMG].


    - B
     


  9. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    How out-of-towner is your date? If she is not as jaded as someone of your advanced age, I think that West Side Story and South Pacific are both good date shows.

    Have you ever walked around Brooklyn Heights? That can be fun and interesting, and you could do brunch or lunch at the River CafÃ[​IMG].


    - B


    She's much hipper than I am (not a difficult standard to meet, really) and I have a Rogers and Hammerstein allergy for which there is no effective medication. West Side Story is a possibility (Sondheim is cool).

    The website for the River Cafe looks amazing, but I'm wondering whether as a tourist I'm permitted to leave Manhattan. Do I need a special permit for that?
     


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    voxsartoria Goon member

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    She's much hipper than I am (not a difficult standard to meet, really) and I have a Rogers and Hammerstein allergy for which there is no effective medication. West Side Story is a possibility (Sondheim is cool).

    The website for the River Cafe looks amazing, but I'm wondering whether as a tourist I'm permitted to leave Manhattan. Do I need a special permit for that?


    The River CafÃ[​IMG] is tourist-approved. Women especially love it. If you haven't been, you should go. The two best NYC restaurant views are from there and from Asiate at the Mandarin.

    The City ballet just had a great all Robbins show, which including a suite of the West Side Story numbers. Unfortunately, you'll miss it...you might have won cool points with your date.


    - B
     


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    If not already suggested, consider late night drinks at Birdland on Friday or Saturday night. I have a few years on Plano and the room is fun, the drinks good, and the music can be wonderful.
     


  12. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    If not already suggested, consider late night drinks at Birdland on Friday or Saturday night. I have a few years on Plano and the room is fun, the drinks good, and the music can be wonderful.

    This looks interesting too, and only about 3-4 blocks from the hotel.
     


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    An under-rated, IMHO, place for lunch would be David Burke's Townhouse. If you walked around the West Village and lower Chelsea, you could do lunch at Toqueville, another under-rated place. Both would be very pricey for dinner, but relative bargains for lunch.

    Certainly walking around the EV is fun, the little shops all along the side streets from 11th to 6th between Avenue A and 2nd Ave are inteesting and women certainly seem to enjoy them. You could have dinner at a nice Argentinian-style steak house called Buenos Aires (on 6th between A & B) and finish by listening to Jazz at Bistrouge on 13th near Avenue A (check ahead for hours and line up).
     


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    The City ballet just had a great all Robbins show, which including a suite of the West Side Story numbers. Unfortunately, you'll miss it...you might have won cool points with your date.


    - B


    The all Robbin program ends tomorrow, actually the opening piece Dances at a Gathering is more satisfying than the WSS.
     


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    She's much hipper than I am . . . West Side Story is a possibility (Sondheim is cool).

    Again, Marie's will fit the bill.

    The place is a bona-fide dump. The bar is stocked like a low-class Bar Mitzvah. Now the CBGB's is closed, the bathrooms at Maries Crisis' are the WORST in the city. The liquor is watered down and I wouldn't drink from one of those glasses without rubbing purell on the rim.
    But then the brilliant piano players begin and the crowd starts to get giddy and then some chubby tragic girl attempts a song from Sunset Blvd. and we all clap wildly even though we know we're only prolonging her agony. The next thing you know it's two AM and you are touched by the old-timers and inspired by the young kids and amazed at the skills of the pianist....and it's just great.


    lefty
     


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