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
Christmas memo: I will attempt to return the favor of a Christmas card if by chance we were not on each others list. If I haven’t heard from you or you from me in twenty years, chances are we don’t know if each other is still alive. If we are exchanging presents(and this is for family) and you ask me what I want (which is usually something simple) and you don’t get it but instead get me another shirt, don’t look for me to wear it. If I attend your party, it’s because I really do like you. I have wine and snacks at my house but if you are a friend and I come, count me a friend. If you see me at a holiday party, please don’t say “let’s do lunch”. You will never call. Don’t tell me I haven’t changed in 20 years. God is listening and he does not like liars close to his son’s birthday. If I am in the proper lane but not going fast enough and you swerve by me and shoot the bird, I will not reciprocate. At least you won’t see it. I will do it under the dash as it is the season to be jolly. If you are wrapping a purchase for me, please do not tell me it will be ready in an hour. Instead, say two hours, that way you will have enough time and I will not be ticked off. Do not offer me fruitcake. I don’t care where you got it and how good it is and “I don’t know what I have been missing”, I don’t want it. Don’t eat it. Never did. Never will. One more thing. Merry Christmas.