Around the world in August and September 2011

Whilst on my latest travel adventure I will endeavour to keep a visual and written record of what I'm up to by posting daily - including three photos taken (roughly) at morning, noon and night!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

I'll have what she's having....

It rained pretty much all day, often very heavily. Being a tourist and taking 
photos are not easy tasks in such downpours, luckily I was ready to take the 
rubber-necking down a notch and stay inside and eat.

I'm not sure if it was the movie-famous location (Meg Ryan's famous scene in When 
Harry Met Sally) or that Craig said the food was as close to his Grandmother's home 
cooking (although the sandwiches aren't as big as they used to be!) that led Julian 
and I to meet for lunch at Katz's Deli, but I swear it wasn't the giant gherkins as 
I didn't find out about these until we got there.
After getting a grasp on the ticket/queue/ordering system we decided on half sandwiche 
(me corned beef, he pastrami) and matzo ball soup with sides of pickles and chips. 
We didn't get to sit at Meg's famous table but happily whiled away a couple hours 
catching up and working through layers and layers of meat (high meat to bread ratio) 
before deciding we needed to complete the feast with ice cream sundaes (in truth we 
probably didn't, have I mentioned how fat I'm getting?)
Still raining and wearing black to conceal how wet I was, I met a friend who I studied 
with at university who now lives in New York. A pre-dinner cocktail and a meal at a 
neighborhood restaurant (she lives close to the hotel where I was staying), made for a 
chilled night and a taste of what it might be like to live in this city.

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