How To Go To New York City & Not Eat Like A Tourist

It’s been estimated that there are 24,000 restaurants in New York City, and that’s not including the other four boroughs – that’s just in Manhattan alone! A good bunch of them are privately-owned, non-chain establishments. So if there’s one thing that I just don’t understand, it’s when people come to New York City as tourists and eat the same food as they would at home.

“We couldn’t find anyplace good to eat so we went to the Olive Garden on 47th between 7th and Broadway. I love their salad and breadsticks!”

“We were thinking of going to TGI Friday’s but ate at the Applebee’s – it was right across the street from the theater.”

“We wanted to eat pizza while we were in NYC, so we went to Pizza Hut.”

Now, I can can see if people have kids in tow and the only thing they’ll eat are Chicken McNuggets. Or maybe they want to go to a touristy place if it’s a “name” that they may never get to go to anywhere else, like the Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood or Junior’s (even I sometimes eat at Junior’s LOL! Oh, their matzoh ball soup and cheesecake!). But did you know you can walk about 2 blocks away from Times Square and eat at the same places New Yorkers eat? And the food might not only taste better, but it may even be a little bit cheaper precisely because they’re not in the heart of Times Square (and paying Times Square rent) and they’re not catering to tourists?

In fact, there’s a whole block of restaurants just like that, and it’s a simple name to remember…

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Walt Disney World Is 47 Years Old! Here’s An Amazing Video From When The Park Was Just a Babe!

Originally posted October 1, 2018

Walt Disney World opened on October 1, 1971, which makes it 47 years old today. To celebrate that special day. we’re sharing a video, restored in HD in 2015, that is the epitome of the popular Disney park in the very early 1970s.

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That Time When The Naked Guy Was Taken Down By A Ranger At The Alamo

Joe and I recently visited San Antonio for a few hours, with our friends Norm and Sam. Norm really wanted to see the Alamo, so we did some research to find out exactly where it was (Joe and I hadn’t been in YEARS), parking, what was around it, what its hours were, etc. Me, being me, also looked for the more “interesting” stuff about the location. The oddest one I could find in the 20th century was when Ozzy Osbourne was arrested for peeing on the Alamo’s Cenopath (if you don’t know the end of the story, he went to jail for the day, his bond was paid, and he was banned from ever playing in San Antonio again….until 1992, when he made a public apology and a $10K donation to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the organization that maintains the Alamo’s grounds), which I knew about, but not in SO MUCH DETAIL, LOLOL!

But some guy in the 21st century has to say “Hold my beer” and in May, 2018, decided to be a streaker at the Alamo. Because if anything usurps a very drunk rock star (wearing a dress, no less) peeing on a monument erected in honor of those who died at the Alamo, it’s a guy running naked in front of one of Texas’ most historical and sacred sites.

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