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Good Food: Where I like to eat (and drink) in Manhattan

I have posted here and there about some of my favorite restaurants in NYC but never done a full dining guide, per se.

This also is not a dining guide – too overwhelming. Plus I’m a somewhat picky eater and not what anyone would call a food expert. It is decidedly not a trendy list–look elsewhere for that.

But I do have my favorites so here are some of them.

Best square pie

GG’s in the East Village. I just love this little spot. From its delicious pizza to its charming pressed tin ceiling to the always-fun playlists, GG’s is a go-to. And the cocktail list is terrific.

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Best fried chicken

Root & Bone, it’s yours. I have never been disappointed. Plus the service is so thoughtful.

Best quick breakfast in Midtown Manhattan

Little Collins or Ground Central. I wish Little Collins were a bit more spacious, and I wish Ground Central were quieter, but both are gems in an area dominated by chains.

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The old neighborhood

I lived in Greenwich Village for two years – 1999-2001. That’s where I was on September 11, in fact.

I left, moving to DC, just as things were starting to change rapidly. The website Vanishing New York has an excellent summary.

Are cupcakes to blame or is this just the nature of New York?

Via lovescool.com

I’m glad to say a few of my old hangouts are still in business including Po and Bar Pitti. And further to the east, Swift.