New York Dining Tips From Two T.V. Characters

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I’ve become addicted to “The Office” (the American version). I think it’s the best comedy on TV. Having just watched the entire first and second seasons on iTunes, I share with you a moment from when Michael Scott comes to New York (The Valentine’s Day episode.) He narrates from Times Square.

Michael: “Most people, when they come to New York, they go straight to the Empire State Building. That’s very touristy, I come here. Great places to eat…We have Bubba Gump Shrimp and Red Lobster down there. Ya know? This is the heart of civilization right here!”

This comes right after the scene where he says he loves authentic New York pizza and then goes into a Sbarro.

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On a different front, on last night’s Sopranos, a scene begins with Tony–who is out of his coma–saying to Carmella: “The lobster roll…Pearl Oyster Bar.” One can only presume that the question was: “What do you want to eat first when you get out of the hospital?” I wonder how many managers and waiters from Pearl got excited when they heard that. I happened to walk by there today at lunch and the place was super busy, even on a Monday. Luckily, I’ve already experienced the wonder of their lobster roll. It’s nice to know I share Tony’s taste in food, if not his taste for murder and whores.

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