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Leaving Again

I was back home for two days. I’m leaving now for New York and hope to be able to post some recaps and photos when I get back.

Be good while I’m gone!

Katz’s Deli

Pastrami close-up Originally uploaded by Nikchick.

Look at that pastrami! Just look at it…Tell me that doesn’t totally kick the ass of Carnegie Deli’s thinner, fattier pastrami. So hot, so juicy…

On our final afternoon in New York we stayed in the room for absolutely as long as they would let us and then [...]

Ruby Foo’s

Ruby Foo’s menu Originally uploaded by Nikchick.

When we made the decision to go to Churrascaria Plataforma without the New York group, we tried making reservations at a number of other places. I called up what seemed to be several promising options until my Palm literally blew itself out in my hands. I’ve never [...]

Churrascaria Plataforma

Action shot Originally uploaded by Nikchick.

We originally thought that this was going to be the place we’d meet up with the New York guys, our friends and frequent authors who live in the area, on Saturday night. Communications broke down, though, leaving us uncertain of whether any of them could make it and [...]

House of Vegetarian and Ferrara

"pork" and peanuts Originally uploaded by Nikchick.

Jim Crocker, game and comics retailer extraordinaire, is forever being overlooked at game industry buffets and functions, sending up the forlorn cry of “Is there a vegetarian option?” in the meat-centric hubs of Las Vegas or Columbus or Indianapolis. As former vegetarians ourselves, Chris and I are [...]

It’s dread you’re feeling, chick.

Yep, nothing like a trip to New York to inspire feelings of, well, dread in me.

Chris lived there for nine years and loves it. We joke that New York is his mistress. Ray loves it there. Jess loves it there. All of Chris’s college buddies who still live there seem to love it. Me? [...]