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Easy As ABC

It's easy to work up an appetite picking through ABC Carpet & Home's ten floors of inspired furnishings, antiques, textiles and accessories. So it was only a matter of time before the spectacular Union Square storefront added a spot to mid-shopping-spree sustenance. Naturally, the folks at ABC Carpet & Home turned to a super-star â?" chef Jean-Georges Vongrerichten â?" to dream up the ABC Kitchen. Visually stunning, its antique armoires and pretty porcelain plates create a backdrop for organic, fresh-off-the-farm ingredients that add up to one of New York's most talked-about culinary experiences. Now you can shop and savor in one pretty magnificent space. Open for lunch and dinner (plus brunch on weekends). Don't miss a few of our favorites â?" pretzel-dusted calamari and basil-lime daiquiris. Address: 35 E. 18th Street, New York, NY