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Sick Deal: NYC- Stella Artois Will Pay For Your Dinner!

Stella ArtoisThe restaurant industry has been hit hard by COVID-19, causing tons of restaurants to close and many to lose their jobs.

A snowstorm in New York City caused restaurants to close for outdoor dining at 2:00PM yesterday. NYC restaurants need a lot of help and Stella Artois wants to show their support. Continue reading Sick Deal: NYC- Stella Artois Will Pay For Your Dinner!

90 Year Old NYC Restaurant 21 Club Closes Due To COVID

21 Club
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The COVID-19 pandemic has been the cause of around 300,000 deaths in the US and over 1.6 million worldwide.

The pandemic has also led to the death of many businesses. Restaurants have been hit particularly hard with many layoffs and tons of places closing for good.

The famed 21 Club in New York City has been open (in various locations) since 1922 but it had to close its doors due to COVID-19 recently. Continue reading 90 Year Old NYC Restaurant 21 Club Closes Due To COVID

Oops! Couple Orders $18 Wine, Served $2,000 Bordeaux at Balthazar NYC

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A couple dining at Balthazar in NYC got a pretty sweet deal when they ordered the cheapest bottle of wine on the menu.

Rather than get served the $18 bottle of wine they ordered, they were brought the restaurant’s most expensive bottle, a $2,000 Bordeaux! Continue reading Oops! Couple Orders $18 Wine, Served $2,000 Bordeaux at Balthazar NYC

Pooping To Be Officially Banned By NYC MTA On Buses & Subways

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It’s safe to say that the majority of us would assume that pooping on subways and busses is not allowed.

However, NYC’s MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) was “slated to formally ban defecating on its subways, buses and transit facilities during its meeting“, according to the New York Post. Continue reading Pooping To Be Officially Banned By NYC MTA On Buses & Subways

NYC’s Prince Street Pizza Is Expanding With New LA Shop This Summer

Prince Street PizzaWhen you stop by NYC’s Prince Street Pizza, odds are pretty hight that there will be a line. (I’m not sure how true that is at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic though.)

The shop is known for a variety of tasty pizzas, especially their Soho Squares topped with pepperoni. The shop is also famous for being in the location of the of the first Ray’s Pizza. Continue reading NYC’s Prince Street Pizza Is Expanding With New LA Shop This Summer

Grab A Pie At 87 Year-Old Patsy’s Pizzeria In East Harlem, NYC

Patsy's PizzeriaLast month, I wrote about how my family got to eat a meal from NYC’s most exclusive restaurant. The restaurant is located in NYC’s East Harlem neighborhood which is a bit of a trip for us from our home in Brooklyn.

Whenever we find ourselves so far uptown, there’s a pizzeria that we have to visit. Grabbing a pie (or a few slices) from Patsy’s Pizzeria is a real treat and also pretty much a bargain. Continue reading Grab A Pie At 87 Year-Old Patsy’s Pizzeria In East Harlem, NYC

Bad News: Unique McDonald’s Times Square Closing For Good

McDonald's Times Square
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When visiting an international destination, I always make it a point to visit McDonald’s.

Besides being a real treat for my kids, I love seeing what interesting (and sometimes local) menu items might be offered.

I’ve also been to some very interesting looking McDonald’s. A couple that stand out is one with Maori cavings in New Zealand and another in Pennsylvania which has a train car attached to it! Continue reading Bad News: Unique McDonald’s Times Square Closing For Good

How We Ate A Meal From NYC’s Most Exclusive Restaurant

Rao'sWhile my blog is primarily about travel, I also write quite a bit about food.

Food and travel intertwine and great trip or destination is even better when enjoying local food is also involved.

During the COVID-19 pandemic we haven’t been traveling but we’ve still been eating some great food. I’ve made it a point to try to support local businesses that I hope will come out of this situation still standing (serving?).

A couple of weeks back, a friend of mine was texting me and asked if I got on the list to do takeout from what’s probably NYC’s most exclusive restaurants. Continue reading How We Ate A Meal From NYC’s Most Exclusive Restaurant

Beaches in New York City Will Not Reopen Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend
Not a NYC beach… (American Samoa)

Yesterday I wrote about how beaches in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware would be opening on Memorial Day Weekend.

This sounded like great news. However, in New York the openings applied to state beaches. The opening of local beaches were up to the local governments as long as they could follow the state’s rules. Continue reading Beaches in New York City Will Not Reopen Memorial Day Weekend

NYC Subway System Will No Longer Run 24 Hours/ Day During Pandemic

NYC Subway
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The NYC subway system is one of the largest in the world. There are over 470 stations located around the five boroughs. For $2.75, it’s pretty amazing how far you can travel.

Another nice things about the NYC subway is that it runs for 24 hours per day or at least it did until now… Continue reading NYC Subway System Will No Longer Run 24 Hours/ Day During Pandemic