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Casa D'Angelo in New York's Little Italy. Photo credit: Sora Vernikoff
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Sora Vernikoff

Dinner with Gangsters and Ghosts

It was a great meal and tour! We learned about the Chinese Gangs and Mafia Dons and what became of them. We walked to Washington Square Park and learned about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, the hanging tree in the Park, and a tragic partying event in the Arch that sits in the park at the base of Fifth Avenue.

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Nashville Trolley. Courtesy trolleytours.com
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Sora Vernikoff

A Nashville Food Tour

We started the tour at the Far Better Distillery, a small distillery where the owner is passionate about “moonshine.” While I don’t generally keep moonshine at home, some readers may find its provenance and flavors fascinating.

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European Market in Cape Coral on Pine Island Rd
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Edward A Kliszus

European Grocery Market

I continually hear former Northeasterners and Chicagoites asking for recommendations on where to find hot pastrami and rye bread, babka, and blintzes, like those served at the Second Avenue Deli in Manhattan. How about shish ka bob, pizza, pierogis, hand-rolled fresh pasta, bagels, and the like?

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Sora Vernikoff

Nellie’s Cafe in the Catskills

Between the approach of the Ides of March and St. Patrick’s Day, it seemed the perfect time to leave town. I signed up for a one-day bus trip to Nellie’s for an Irish Café country experience and an early St. Patrick’s day celebration.

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Elio's in Yorkville, NYC. Photo: Sora Vernikoff
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Sora Vernikoff

Elio’s in Yorkville

Rating  4.4/5 It’s another cold and rainy night in The Big Apple, just the right conditions to meet a friend uptown for dinner. We

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