Hotels/restaurants/ money savers in that order.
Michelangelo Hotel Room
Al with Esat Aloshi at Rosie O'Grady's
We always stay at the Michelangelo. Everything is around
Food: Carmine’s 44th and Broadway. They tell you to split entrees…because they are so huge. Salad for one and pasta for one will still leave food on your plate. Be prepared to wait a while. Its popular.
Carnegie Deli. .a NY must. Huge sandwiches but very good. Landmark place. 52nd /7th. Alternative with great desserts, Roxy Deli. 47th on TS.
Ben Bensons for steak but I prefer Uncle Jacks 56th st. or Ruth Chris….yes …Ruth Chris, next door to the hotel.
Ellen’s starlight diner, brk, lunch, or dinner. Singing waiters cheap food. Great experience.
Chinese…WO Pah….(call me about this one)
Get the 27.50 subway card….good for a week, will save you over a hundred dollars or more on cab fare and it’s fun and safe.
Food: McCormick and Kuleto’s. waterfront. Great seafood, a tad pricy, entrees around 25 to 30 but every table has a great view of the water including
ELO trading post. On Sutter. Most magnificent Asian fusion food around. Butternut squash dumplings and ribs the size of
Uncle Vitos. Pasta and ravioli and home made pizza. Less than ten bucks and cheap wine and beer. Bush @ Mason.
Sears….like the store …..on Sutter. Home of silver dollar pancakes, great breakfast, super reuben sandwiches and full meals at a very low price.
Aliottos, Scomas, seafood at the wharf…lot of money touristy, good..but touristy.
Clam chowder in the bowl which is made of cut out sourdough bread. Five bucks and great...Pier 39 at the Wharf.
If you are going to
Every once in a while another long timer passes away. You wonder how come you never called to see how they were doing. Then you are so surprised when you found out they passed on. Bill Clark and I probably worked together as long as anyone else he worked with. He was my competition on the other country station and before that was with us here at KLVI. Bill was more unique than most of us. We, who are honest with ourselves know we have made enemies in this business. We know there are those who dislike us. We know there are some who will be glad when it’s our turn in the obit pages. Not so with Bill. Maybe you didn’t revere him or even respect him. But you couldn’t help but smile at him. He wasn’t hurtful. He took the arrows and slings and really did turn the other cheek. That’s not easy to do in this business. You have to have a big ego to play radio and you are lying if you say otherwise. Bill was just Bill. What you saw is what you got. Country, pious and happy to be part of the gang. Let me put a “Y” at the end of the word part. He did that, too. He and I had some long talks about things we didn’t tell anyone else. When he left radio, he went quietly just as you would have expected him to. To coin that old soap opera of decades past, he was “Just Plain Bill” and that was good enough. I realized upon reading his death notice this morning, that I cared more for him than I knew. I can still hear his voice loud and clear. And if he read this he would probably say, “Oh shucks, man. You don’t have to be that nice”. Believe me. That’s what he would say.