Katz’s Delicatessen in NYC, NY

More than 100 years old and still at it

If you’ve watched the classic Nora Ephron romantic comedy “When Harry Met Sally”, you are familiar with Katz’s Deli. Remember the scene where Sally fakes an orgasm? That’s Katz’s Deli.

Apart from being famous for that cameo, Katz’s Deli is a classic NYC food destination being over a hundred years old. The Husband and I couldn’t pass up the chance to get to taste their legendary pastrami and reuben sandwiches. Just to know whether the raves about the sandwich are as real as Sally’s orgasms.

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Dutch Haven Shoo-Fly Pie Bakery @ Amish Country, PA

Hello Amish Kitsch!

Our GPS has a nickname: the scenic route GPS.

En route back to Texas from the East Coast, past Philadelphia, PA, we entered a two-lane highway and then started seeing horse drawn carriages with bearded men in black and white suits. The air was filled with the smell of tilled earth, manure and green leaves.

I looked at The Husband and said “I don’t think we’re in the modern world anymore.” No we weren’t in Kansas, but deep in the heart of Amish Country.

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Street Art in Chinatown-Little Italy, NYC

Art not just inside museums

The first time we drove into New York City via the Holland Tunnel, I hated it. The streets were narrow, full of grime, spit, candy wrappers, plastic bags and dirt puddles. A black rental town car swerved from the right to the far left end of Canal Street, hitting the Toyota Camry that was on a stand still. The town car driver stepped out and started cursing at the Toyota Camry’s driver.

Tempers flared from the cars behind us, honking madly, demanding our car to fly over the altercation between the town car and the Camry. Well, sorry bud; we still ain’t in that future.

Oh, we’re really in the big city. What’s so great about New York City anyway?

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The Slow Bone Barbeque in Dallas, TX

I do enjoy traveling, but after weeks of being away, all I want is to stay put. It’s been a month since The Husband been back in Texas and I am pretty darn happy about it.

One of the good things I do love Texas is the great barbeque. Albeit worlds apart from the Filipino definition of barbeque, which is more grilling over charcoals, Texas style barbeque imparts a different smokiness and sweetness to the meat from slow smoking it for hours on end. And the meat is so flavorful that putting sauce is almost a sin.

Because here, they do it right. Being the meat lovers that we are, The Husband and I looooooove Texas for their barbeque.

One of the notable places in the DFW metroplex is The Slow Bone.

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