New York is all about the liberty of finding anything you could want24 hours a day, and enjoying it surrounded by one of the most vibrant cultures the world has to offer.
New York is not a place, it's an experience. Food in New York is:
- munching fresh bagels at 3 a.m., with or without cream cheese (unflavored, thank you) while watching the sanitation guys drag race their garbage trucks up and down Broadway
- hiking through the frigid cold, while "shopping" down 6th Ave, following the smell of candied nuts to a small steel pushcart, and eating a bag of candied almonds while watching the skaters at the Rockefeller Center ice rink.
- learning that coffee "regular" is actually a complete order, and that telling the fellow behind the counter how many sugars and milks you want is actually a bad idea... "What, you don't think I know how to make a coffee?"
- getting two hot pretzels with mustard from a pushcart at the Staten Island ferry terminal, and eating them on the trip over to Staten Island and enjoying the fact that you get as good a view of the Statue of Liberty for $.50 as you would if you paid the six dollars to go to Liberty Island.
And yes, bughut, a dog with everything is quite an experience all by itself. Not entirely sure that I would have called that experience "culinary", though...:look: