Please recommend places off the beaten path... mom and pop type shops that are worth a visit during your travels. For me, there are a many places in Northern New Jersey worth a visit on your NYC trip. For example: Cubby's BBQ in Hackensack, NJ - excellent ribs, fantastic burgers that they nearly kill a cow for to make you happy. White Mana, Hackensack, NJ or White Manna, Jersey City, NJ - both the original little burger joints predecessors to White Castle franchise, to satisfy your late nite munchies Casual Habana, Hackensack, NJ - the best Cuban joint in Bergen County, excellent cuban sandwiches and other caribean dishes. Pancho's Burritos, River Edge, NJ - an awesome Mexican place with some really delicious Tex-Mex food. Seafood Gourmet, Maywood, NJ - my favorite seafood restaurant and take out place, the best new england clam chowdah anywhere, period! Kumo, Ridgewood, NJ - an excellent sushi joint with great food and reasonable prices, especially on weekends. more.... when I think of them. Please share yours!