We often write about outer-borough eats or early happy hours or awesome lunch deals on Serious Eats: New York. But let's be real. Most days, you can't take a 3-hour lunch break; or make a happy hour that ends at 6pm; or show up at a new, popular restaurant early enough to get a table.
But when you've got the day off, you can do all that and more. No work on President's Day? Check out some of our suggestions for food adventuring.
Note: All establishments were scheduled to be open at time article was written; call ahead to double-check if you've got your heart set on somewhere.