NYC - August 06

Posted on: Mon, 07/10/2006 - 9:53pm
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Hello! We're planning a trip to NYC next month with the kids, and are looking for restaurant/hotel advice...all input welcome - Thanks!

Posted on: Tue, 07/11/2006 - 2:46am
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Hi, we found this hotel years ago when we were looking for a place within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History and Central Park. It was easy for us to get to as it's just a few blocks off of the West Side Highway (Route 9). It's the Hotel Lucerne and they sometimes have rate specials. Last year when we went we ate at their attached restaurant w/out issue. My husband spoke to the chef when we got there about food allergies and we were comfortable having my son eat there.
Have a nice trip!
[url="http://www.thelucernehotel.com/"]http://www.thelucernehotel.com/[/url]

Posted on: Tue, 07/11/2006 - 5:31am
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Here is a previous NYC thread as well as a follow up thread.
Carmine's and others:
Please note that the website for Carmine's on the below thread does not work. The correct website is [url="http://www.carminesnyc.com"]www.carminesnyc.com[/url] [url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum10/HTML/000608.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum10/HTML/000608.html[/url]
Museaum of Natural History eatery:
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum10/HTML/000617.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum10/HTML/000617.html[/url]
Also, read all about Erik's big corned beef sandwich at the Carnegie Deli and his dining in Little Italy!
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum22/HTML/003608.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum22/HTML/003608.html[/url]
[This message has been edited by MimiM (edited July 11, 2006).]

Posted on: Thu, 07/13/2006 - 3:24am
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We are going to NYC too at the end of July and we booked a suite with kitchenette at the Buckingham Hotel. It's very close to Central Park and we got a really good rate. I like the fact that we can eat breakfasts there, which saves us to look for a safe place for one meal a day.

Posted on: Mon, 07/17/2006 - 5:55am
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The below information is from a friend of mine who wrote the Food Allergy Initiative in New York. She said I could pass along the response.
From: Pacenza, Robert
To: Chris
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Restaurants
Dear Chris,
The list below shows the restaurants that have received food allergy restaurant training in New York at some point over the last 8 years. The restaurant owners or chefs of these restaurants were honored by FAI at our annual Gala receiving our FAI Lifetime Achievement award. The award is given to restaurant owners and/or chefs who commit to their restaurants receiving food allergy sensitivity training.
[b]Unfortunately, receiving an award from FAI does not mean the restaurants have an ongoing program of training new wait and kitchen staff, so food allergic patrons would still need to be as vigilant as ever in asking ingredient and food contamination questions as you would in any other restaurant.[/b]
It would be our hope that these restaurants would be more sensitive about handling questions and concerns, but on any given visit that may or may not be the case.
We do not maintain a recommended restaurant list per se because no restaurant can guarantee complete safety because of contamination possibilities.
Here are the restaurants who received at least a one time food allergy training over the past 8 years:
Le Cirque
Daniel
The Four Seasons
Bouley
Myriad Group- Nobu, Tribeca Grill, Montracet, etc
Per Se
Babbo, Lupa, Otto Enoteca Pizzeria
These are all very high-end restaurants, fyi. Best of luck to you and have a safe trip to New York.
- Robert Pacenza
Robert M. Pacenza
Executive Director
Food Allergy Initiative
41 East 62nd Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10021*
212-572-8425 (direct)
212-572-8429 (fax)
[url="http://www.foodallergyinitiative.org"]www.foodallergyinitiative.org[/url]
* Please note that as of August 7, FAI will be located at:
1414 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 1804
New York, NY 10019
------------------
Jana
[url="http://www.seattlefoodallergy.org"]www.seattlefoodallergy.org[/url]

Posted on: Wed, 08/30/2006 - 11:39am
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Follow up,
We were in NYC last week. We took the kids to the Intrepid which was great. I would definately recommend this if anyone goes to the city with kids. The kids got to climb in and out of some planes and a MASH helicopter. You can walk through one of the Concordes and a real submarine. You can also climb the steep stairs to see the bridge, control rooms and sleeping quarters. They also had a rock climbing wall which my 8yo DS climbed to the very top of successfully (yeah)!
Anyway, for lunch, as much as I shuttered, we ate in the McDonalds on the "mess deck". I personally find this to be a major sin when one is in a city filled with fabulous restaurants. However, there is really no place easy to get to unless you leave the Intrepid (we still had some things that we wanted to see). Oh well...the kids were happy at least. I will warn that they had several machines that sold peanut M&Ms and those prepackaged ice cream cones with peanuts (amongst other things). We did nearly step on some P M&Ms at one point.
After the Intrepid, we walked up to Times' Square and grabbed a subway all the way down to the Battery so that we could get a good view of the Statue of Liberty. The kids had been just dying to take the subway.
We then walked/cabbed to Little Italy where we ate at Puglia which was great because we could sit outside, the kids ate pizza and we had good pastas. It was great for people watching and they were playing music and dancing inside.
Erik, we did pass by DeNico and I thought of you. If we'd have walked a little farther down Mullberry, we'd have seen it but maybe we'll try that another time!
Mimi
I love NYC!

Posted on: Tue, 07/11/2006 - 2:46am
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Hi, we found this hotel years ago when we were looking for a place within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History and Central Park. It was easy for us to get to as it's just a few blocks off of the West Side Highway (Route 9). It's the Hotel Lucerne and they sometimes have rate specials. Last year when we went we ate at their attached restaurant w/out issue. My husband spoke to the chef when we got there about food allergies and we were comfortable having my son eat there.
Have a nice trip!
[url="http://www.thelucernehotel.com/"]http://www.thelucernehotel.com/[/url]

Posted on: Tue, 07/11/2006 - 5:31am
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Here is a previous NYC thread as well as a follow up thread.
Carmine's and others:
Please note that the website for Carmine's on the below thread does not work. The correct website is [url="http://www.carminesnyc.com"]www.carminesnyc.com[/url] [url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum10/HTML/000608.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum10/HTML/000608.html[/url]
Museaum of Natural History eatery:
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum10/HTML/000617.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum10/HTML/000617.html[/url]
Also, read all about Erik's big corned beef sandwich at the Carnegie Deli and his dining in Little Italy!
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum22/HTML/003608.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum22/HTML/003608.html[/url]
[This message has been edited by MimiM (edited July 11, 2006).]

Posted on: Thu, 07/13/2006 - 3:24am
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We are going to NYC too at the end of July and we booked a suite with kitchenette at the Buckingham Hotel. It's very close to Central Park and we got a really good rate. I like the fact that we can eat breakfasts there, which saves us to look for a safe place for one meal a day.

Posted on: Mon, 07/17/2006 - 5:55am
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The below information is from a friend of mine who wrote the Food Allergy Initiative in New York. She said I could pass along the response.
From: Pacenza, Robert
To: Chris
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Restaurants
Dear Chris,
The list below shows the restaurants that have received food allergy restaurant training in New York at some point over the last 8 years. The restaurant owners or chefs of these restaurants were honored by FAI at our annual Gala receiving our FAI Lifetime Achievement award. The award is given to restaurant owners and/or chefs who commit to their restaurants receiving food allergy sensitivity training.
[b]Unfortunately, receiving an award from FAI does not mean the restaurants have an ongoing program of training new wait and kitchen staff, so food allergic patrons would still need to be as vigilant as ever in asking ingredient and food contamination questions as you would in any other restaurant.[/b]
It would be our hope that these restaurants would be more sensitive about handling questions and concerns, but on any given visit that may or may not be the case.
We do not maintain a recommended restaurant list per se because no restaurant can guarantee complete safety because of contamination possibilities.
Here are the restaurants who received at least a one time food allergy training over the past 8 years:
Le Cirque
Daniel
The Four Seasons
Bouley
Myriad Group- Nobu, Tribeca Grill, Montracet, etc
Per Se
Babbo, Lupa, Otto Enoteca Pizzeria
These are all very high-end restaurants, fyi. Best of luck to you and have a safe trip to New York.
- Robert Pacenza
Robert M. Pacenza
Executive Director
Food Allergy Initiative
41 East 62nd Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10021*
212-572-8425 (direct)
212-572-8429 (fax)
[url="http://www.foodallergyinitiative.org"]www.foodallergyinitiative.org[/url]
* Please note that as of August 7, FAI will be located at:
1414 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 1804
New York, NY 10019
------------------
Jana
[url="http://www.seattlefoodallergy.org"]www.seattlefoodallergy.org[/url]

Posted on: Wed, 08/30/2006 - 11:39am
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Follow up,
We were in NYC last week. We took the kids to the Intrepid which was great. I would definately recommend this if anyone goes to the city with kids. The kids got to climb in and out of some planes and a MASH helicopter. You can walk through one of the Concordes and a real submarine. You can also climb the steep stairs to see the bridge, control rooms and sleeping quarters. They also had a rock climbing wall which my 8yo DS climbed to the very top of successfully (yeah)!
Anyway, for lunch, as much as I shuttered, we ate in the McDonalds on the "mess deck". I personally find this to be a major sin when one is in a city filled with fabulous restaurants. However, there is really no place easy to get to unless you leave the Intrepid (we still had some things that we wanted to see). Oh well...the kids were happy at least. I will warn that they had several machines that sold peanut M&Ms and those prepackaged ice cream cones with peanuts (amongst other things). We did nearly step on some P M&Ms at one point.
After the Intrepid, we walked up to Times' Square and grabbed a subway all the way down to the Battery so that we could get a good view of the Statue of Liberty. The kids had been just dying to take the subway.
We then walked/cabbed to Little Italy where we ate at Puglia which was great because we could sit outside, the kids ate pizza and we had good pastas. It was great for people watching and they were playing music and dancing inside.
Erik, we did pass by DeNico and I thought of you. If we'd have walked a little farther down Mullberry, we'd have seen it but maybe we'll try that another time!
Mimi
I love NYC!

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