Scott Berkman scott.berkman at
Mon Jun 2 14:39:45 UTC 2008

For all the food everyone is listing you've missed the #1 NY food
(opinion) ... Hot Dogs!

Any street vendor will do (get a soft pretzel too) but I'm partial (like
many New Yorkers) to Gray's Papaya in the city at least (their real
website is "under construction so check out's+papaya&ll=40.75597,-73.968372
&spn=0.07737,0.117416&z=13).  Another option is the original Nathan's on
Coney Island.

	If you like steak, I love Peter Lugar's but if you want something
a little cheaper and definitely less stuffy, check out Sammy's Romanian
Steaks, not too far from the Williamsburg Bridge (157 Chrystie St).

	I also want to 2nd Little Italy and the NY Museum of Natural
History/Hayden Planetarium as must sees if you've never been to NY.  Also
try to see a Broadway show, you can find last minute tickets for 1/2 off
at TKTS (bring cash!!), but stay away from Time's Square to beat the lines
and hit the one at the Southstreet Seaport (this is another cool place to
check out anyway and very close to Brooklyn).

	Have Fun!


-----Original Message-----
From: John Levine [mailto:johnl at] 
Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2008 12:10 PM
To: nanog at
Subject: Re: NANOG NYC Event

>Dinosaur is swell, but it's in Syracuse.
>Perhaps you could pick one that's reachable by subway instead.

Oh, all right, as about 47 people have pointed out, they have a branch on
131st St.  The barbeque is not bad.  I eat it at the NY State Fair every

On the other hand, I would think that in NYC, home of the most wonderful
food on the continent,* you could do better than a branch of a yuppie ex
biker joint from Syracuse.  How about RUB at 23rd and 7th?
Or Johnny Utah's at 51st and 5th?  Or Oklahoma Smoke up at 145st St?


* - with the possible exception of Montreal, an argument that can only be
resolved by extensive research in both places

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