In New York, Looking For Lunch

By Terrence Henry

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I should have known the three and a half hours my GPS gave me as a driving time to New York would in reality be over six; and I should have known (or at least remembered) that driving in Manhattan is as close as one can get to recreating a war zone without actually breaking the law; and I should have known (or at least remembered) that blocking an intersection, even at an underpass where there is no cross traffic or a single pedestrian to be found, is actually breaking the law, and comes with a hefty fine.

But we're here, finally, and settled in on the Upper East Side. The car is tucked away in a garage for a few days, and we're ready to eat. This morning we're off to make a long-awaited visit to the Union Square Farmer's Market, and last night we got to sample a few gems in the East Village.

For our first New York poll, we're again hoping for your help on where to eat. There are numerous prix fixe lunch deals in Manhattan, and I've whittled down the choices to five, but if there's one we're missing, add it in the "other" section.

As always, feel free to comment on why you made the choice you did. And stay tuned for another New York poll, as well as trip reports from our previous polls. Cheers.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2009/07/in-new-york-looking-for-lunch/21498/