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Alec Baldwin


Alec Baldwin

We've been trying to impress Alec Baldwin ever since he played Winona Ryder's ghost dad in Beetlejuice. We just figured if we got to the father figure, we could get her past that fruity Johnny Depp guy who we knew would never amount to much. Unfortunately, neither of us had any way to reach Mr. Adam Maitland at the time, and instead spent most of those years listening to The Cure and painting.

Much time has since passed, and Alec Baldwin has reinvented himself five times over and become one of the most beloved actors of the last three decades. As for us, we cry a little less often, and have created a moderately successful website about eating. Less significant achievements for sure, but one of them did finally connect us with baddest of Baldwins. Thanks, internet.

So today we bring you one of our biggest Friday Fives to date, and one that is close to the heart. Alec gives us his go-to restaurant picks for New York, with a bit of freestyling on the categories. No matter. Jack Donaghy can do whatever he wants. Check out his Perfect For picks below, and be sure to follow Alec on Twitter for some funny stuff, some smart stuff, and some stuff that makes you think he might actually run for mayor of this town. God willing.

alec's "perfect for" picks

Nougatine at Jean Georges Perfect For: Always-Good-Never-Had-A-Bad-Meal 1 Central Park W

"The food, the room, the music. All relaxing and very good."

La Caridad 78 Perfect For: Rice and Beans and Sweet Plantains 2199 Broadway

"A countertop joint on the Upper Westside. When you want to...you know....eat."

Via Quadronno Perfect For: Place To Watch Interesting People While Eating Food That Is Actually Good 25 E. 73rd St.

"Get the Tuna Affumicato and arugula salad. Also, the best vegetable puree soup in NY."

Barney Greengrass Perfect For: Place To Blow It Out for a Ridiculously High Calorie Meal 541 Amsterdam Ave.

"Mushroom onion omelette, nova platter, bialy, veggie cream cheese, cream soda. Then take a nap. Then run 12 miles."

Serafina Fabulous Pizza Perfect For: Pizza 1022 Madison Ave

“Believe it or not, the pizza at Serafina on Madison and 79th is excellent.”

Twitter People

Sarma Melngailis

Because she is NY's own raw food High Priestess.

Piers Morgan

Because he's doing so well filling Larry King's shoes.

Ali Wentworth

Because she's smart and crazy.

Johanna Cox

Because she's smart and engaging.

David Carr

Because he's smart, iconoclastic and a warrior on behalf of old school news reporting.

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