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Donít take the easy way out, who knows you might be nicely rewarded with self-discovery and actually smile!
My former college roommate who lives in Chicago was in town a few weeks ago and we were able catch up and talk over dinner one night. It was important that I saw him and spend time with him as he is one of the smartest people I know. Heís extremely inquisitive, a wonderful listener and amazingly observant, and he always has a way of asking thought provoking questions. Over dinner we discussed many things, from the story behind The Traveling Wilburyís to his recent trip to Tokyo, studying Japanese design, to my experience-working crush on Howell Mountain this fall, we caught up on the last two years of our lives. When our professional careers came up in conversation he asked me ... [more]
Stephen Paul Mancini, Union Square Cafe
Fancy on the Cheap
If you are itching to try some of the city's fine dining,
but are decidedly non-itching to pay fine dining prices,
stop by for lunch instead of dinner. Many restaurants
crammed for dinner will serve the same food to a nearly
empty room at lunchtime. Prices are often more reasonable;
for instance, Jean Georges, the well-starred restaurant right
off Columbus Circle (at 1 Central Park West), has a lunch
menu that features any two entrees for only $24. Afterwards,
take a walk through the park and splurge on a ridiculously
overpriced $4 ice cream from a cart.