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Justin Bartha

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Justin Bartha

You may know Justin Bartha from his role in The Hangover - as the bachelor who ends up sunburnt on the roof of a Vegas hotel. Sorry for ruining the plot of The Hangover. Has anyone here really not seen The Hangover?

In addition to acting, Bartha recently directed and starred in an old-timey radio play about an appropriately old-timey subject: the egg cream racket in New York City in the late 1920s. Don't you wish New York still had things like monopolistic schemes over fountain soda syrup?

You can download the play, King Of The Egg Cream, in which Bartha does a great job voicing a Jewish lawyer in Brooklyn circa 1929, on iTunes. He also does a great job picking classic downtown spots - check out his favorites below.

justin's "Perfect for" Picks

Clinton St. Baking Company Perfect For: Reading The Paper 4 Clinton St.

"I lived on Rivington and Ridge for years and every morning I'd meander over to Clinton Street Baking Co. to read the Times at the counter. Santa or Gladys would sling coffee and breakfast with a smile and as great as the food was, the familial vibes that these amazing waitresses gave off always started my days off right. Once Lonely Planet voted them best pancakes and the lines stretched around the corner, it was too hard to get a seat and like many a favorite spot, I had to move on."

Ear Inn Perfect For: Coming In From The Cold 326 Spring St

"So it's December and I can't help but whisper 'fuuuck' as I step outside and the cold slaps me in the face. Christmas songs ooze from the nooks and crannies as I walk past a long stretch off UPS trucks packed with presents on Greenwich Street. Just as it gets unbearable, I pop into The Ear Inn and it all makes sense. The fish special is always good but a cheeseburger is always better. Perfectly paired with a double Patron on the rocks with three limes and a football game on the TV over the bar."

Murray's Bagels Perfect For: Bagels 500 Avenue of the Americas

"So it's December and I can't help but whisper 'fuuuck' as I step outside and the cold slaps me in the face. Christmas songs ooze from the nooks and crannies as I walk past a long stretch off UPS trucks packed with presents on Greenwich Street. Just as it gets unbearable, I pop into The Ear Inn and it all makes sense. The fish special is always good but a cheeseburger is always better. Perfectly paired with a double Patron on the rocks with three limes and a football game on the TV over the bar."

Lil' Frankies Perfect For: The Best 'Good Night' 19 1st Ave.

"Truffle oil Foccacino, spaghetti limone, pear and gorgonzola salad, bottle of red, good night."

Blue Ribbon Sushi Perfect For: Late Night Eats 119 Sullivan St.

"How many times a week do you say 'only in New York'? I say it every time I slide into a booth with friends at Blue Ribbon Sushi on Sullivan Street at midnight. This place is perfect. The atmosphere, the service, and especially the food. Everything is good and they have one very particular item that in my opinion is the best in the city... wait for it... the house salad. Maybe it's just the sake speaking but there's something about the ginger dressing, avocado and crisp lettuce that is just right. I'm not gonna lie, there have been nights when I've left and stopped at Blue Ribbon for fried chicken on the way home."

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