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
More than half of the conversations I had with Congressman Brooks would end up on the cutting room floor. We share some of the same values when it comes to describing certain people or inanimate objects. That’s why I liked him so much. He didn’t mind outlining someone’s heritage. Various parts of the body made their way into his dialogue. I am not making light of his wonderful accomplishments. All of southeast Texas owes an overwhelming amount of gratitude to the fireball of a legislator that saved Port Arthur (literally) and did great work for Beaumont and all of our area as well as for his fellow man. Everyone was equal in Jack’s line of sight. Everyone counted and if you weren’t on his team it was because you couldn’t bring yourself around to the knowledge that he “had your back”. He went quietly in ’95 after distinguished service that spanned more than four decades. It was the gun issue that got him. Looking back he was probably ready to rest but would have loved to have dictated the terms. I always wanted to let him do 30 minutes on my show but in retrospect, half of it would have had to been deleted. Maybe that’s why he was so strong for so long. What you saw is what you got. And with Jack Brooks you got a lot.