[Snacking by Wilfrid: February 24, 2010]
Late night, Lower East Side, seen a show, missed a meal...
One remedy is a Reuben at the Remedy Diner, a newish (couple of years?) spot on Houston and Norfolk.
I've used it more than once for a very late supper (it's twenty-four hour), and I expect it can soothe sore heads and stomachs first thing in the morning too. It's laid out like a classic diner, with a predictable menu, glass cases holding whole cakes and pies, plenty of counter space. But it's sparkling clean (not true of every such joint uptown), service is friendly (again, not true etc...) and for the increasingly costly EV neighborhood, prices are terrific.
Example: the basic burger (or veggie burger) is substantial - $4.95. Dress it up with fries and all the trimmings, two bucks more. That leads to a refreshing check.
The "Ruby Reuben" comes with a bucket of good, freshly cooked fries included at $9.25. It's a nostalgic snack for me, as the first food I ever ordered in New York city, in a theater district deli more than twenty years ago, was a Reuben. The Remedy version is a ribsticker.
Beer and wine too at prices which would make local bars blush. In case you're still thirsty.