Stone Street in lower Manhattan offers a nice outdoor space to enjoy the warm weather with tables and tents covering the cobblestones between the pubs in historic buildings on both sides of the street. We elected to eat at Route 66 Smokehouse, a mediocre BBQ place, where my pulled pork sandwich was dripping in pork fat and the two sauces were undistinguished. Neither the NC style vinegar sauce nor the sweet mustard sauce had much flavor.
The nearby FIKA coffee shop is adjacent the oldest remaining New York pub, Fraunces Tavern on Pearl Streer, originally built as a house in 1719. The cafe had a bright modern feel in this historic district.