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    WHEN I WAS IN VEGAS I MET SOME BEAUTIFUL CANADIANS AT REHAB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    I'm staying with friends in Williamsburg.
    My girlfriends cousin lives in Williamsburg and we love going up to visit there. So much to do in Williamsburg, but im sure your friends know more than enough places. My favorite non-Brooklyn food spot is http://www.smacnyc.com/. Its the first stop off the L going towards Manhattan. Mind blowing mac and cheese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneuller View Post
    My girlfriends cousin lives in Williamsburg and we love going up to visit there. So much to do in Williamsburg, but im sure your friends know more than enough places. My favorite non-Brooklyn food spot is http://www.smacnyc.com/. Its the first stop off the L going towards Manhattan. Mind blowing mac and cheese.
    Can vouch for smac. Try the buffalo chicken mac... mmmmmmmmmmm with blue cheese

    Also recommend checking out (if you're in the East village area, walking around 1st ave off the L):

    Luke's Lobster (unbelievable lobster rolls)
    Veniero's Pasticceria (est. 1894, only place i'd go for dessert. cheescakes, italian pastries)
    Two Boots Pizza (great specialty pizzas, the original location is in Alphabet City)

    In Williamsburg, be sure to go to the Shwarma shop right off the Bedford L stop. I don't know the name of it, but it is the best Shwarma I had in NY. Craving it now.

    Bedford stop is one of my favorite places in the city. Countless great restaurants and awesome music venues in walking distance. There is a reallyyyy bomb Korean taco place around Grand and Bedford, but again I can't remember the name... There is also this insane glass pipe gallery that I used to frequent on the corner of Bedford and Grand; they would have monthly parties/openings with a new artist every month, DJ and free beer. http://www.easystreetbrooklyn.com/

    Obviously gotta hit Katz deli... but I hope that goes without saying.

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    We went over there while in the city for APW years ago, was so great seeing the streets shut down with people playing **** pong and just milling about in the neighborhood.

    Had a friend that lived on Houston about a block down from Katz' and never once ate there during my visit. Whoops.

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    I recall Tom posting some very harsh critiques about airline customer service. This story about United makes me want to break someone's fucking teeth out with a hammer. I'm almost surprised at how angry i am right now after reading this.

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    Drinkey that is a horrible story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ods.. View Post
    Can vouch for smac. Try the buffalo chicken mac... mmmmmmmmmmm with blue cheese

    Also recommend checking out (if you're in the East village area, walking around 1st ave off the L):

    Luke's Lobster (unbelievable lobster rolls)
    Veniero's Pasticceria (est. 1894, only place i'd go for dessert. cheescakes, italian pastries)
    Two Boots Pizza (great specialty pizzas, the original location is in Alphabet City)

    In Williamsburg, be sure to go to the Shwarma shop right off the Bedford L stop. I don't know the name of it, but it is the best Shwarma I had in NY. Craving it now.

    Bedford stop is one of my favorite places in the city. Countless great restaurants and awesome music venues in walking distance. There is a reallyyyy bomb Korean taco place around Grand and Bedford, but again I can't remember the name... There is also this insane glass pipe gallery that I used to frequent on the corner of Bedford and Grand; they would have monthly parties/openings with a new artist every month, DJ and free beer. http://www.easystreetbrooklyn.com/

    Obviously gotta hit Katz deli... but I hope that goes without saying.
    Luke's Lobster is the truth.

    There is a place in S. Williamsburg that we also always go to called The Lounge. It is basically made to feel like a ski lounge right in the middle of Williamsburg. On Monday's, for every beer you order, you get 3 barbecued chicken wings. Seriously a carnivore's dream. Its also around the corner from this bar with free skee ball all the time.

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    OMG I LOVE CHICKEN WINGS. I shall go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    OMG I LOVE CHICKEN WINGS. I shall go.
    My friend and I went with two vegans and a girl who didn't really want wings. Each round of beers equaled 15 of the best wings I've ever had for us to split. After two rounds, we were nearly in a coma begging them not to bring anymore haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    I recall Tom posting some very harsh critiques about airline customer service. This story about United makes me want to break someone's fucking teeth out with a hammer. I'm almost surprised at how angry i am right now after reading this.

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    United should have NEVER put that kid on a connecting flight for this exact reason. Kids get lost all the time.
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    My biggest gripe about United is how shitty you are treated as one of the plebeians in economy, and then how you get actual customer service if you're a "united premier member."

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    Man. that story is terrible. And even now that they're embarrassed in the national press, United STILL doesn't seem to get it:

    "We reached out directly to the Klebahns to apologize and we are reviewing this matter," United said in the statement to Tnooz.com. "What the Klebahns describe is not the service we aim to deliver to our customers. We are redepositing the miles used to purchase the ticket back into Mr. Klebahn's account in addition to refunding the unaccompanied minor charge. We certainly appreciate their business and would like the opportunity to provide them a better travel experience in the future."
    "Sorry we lost your kid, we didn't mean to, here are your miles back."

    Talk about tone-deaf. Jesus.
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    United should have NEVER put that kid on a connecting flight for this exact reason. Kids get lost all the time.
    Do direct flights even exist from SFO to Grand Rapids?

    I have to say, if I was a parent and sending a 10 year old kid on a plane trip, I would definitely be packing a cell phone in his or her backpack.

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    Many airlines won't put UMs on connecting flights. You want your kid to go to Grand Rapids, you're going to have to ride along or find another solution.
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    Drug 'em and put 'em in a box for Fedex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    I recall Tom posting some very harsh critiques about airline customer service. This story about United makes me want to break someone's fucking teeth out with a hammer. I'm almost surprised at how angry i am right now after reading this.

    http://bobsutton.typepad.com/my_webl...idnt-care.html
    Holy shit that story is frightening, especially since I have sent my children as unaccompanied minors on flights before, but not with United.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    Many airlines won't put UMs on connecting flights. You want your kid to go to Grand Rapids, you're going to have to ride along or find another solution.
    Yep. We don't put UM's on connecting flights. We'll put them on direct flights (where they don't have to change planes if there is a stop) but we lost a couple of kids back in the America West days and because of that, we stopped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    OMG I LOVE CHICKEN WINGS. I shall go.
    Too much work and mess for such a little payoff. Fuck chicken wings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustSteve View Post
    Too much work and mess for such a little payoff.
    THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustSteve View Post
    Too much work and mess for such a little payoff. Fuck chicken wings.
    The challenge is a bit part of the appeal I think, but also that dark meat off the bone like that is simply the tastiest, it gets so much right from the marrow. I've tried multiple times to have boneless chicken wings and they are not the same, despite the sauces. Breast meat is not a substitution. I think I've come to the conclusion finally, that they are my absolute favorite food, and being able to say that means I don't feel bad when i am compelled to try them every single time they're on a menu. They're different at every place. OM NOM NOM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    Breast meat is not a substitution.
    THAT'S WHAT HE SAID
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    I'm with Steve. Not a big fan of the wings.

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    I think I'll be having Buffalo wings for lunch.

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    I had some last night, too tempting not to down them when they on a plate in front of you.
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    My son is traveling to Anchorage in a week or two for his 18th birthday. I can't tell you how nervous I am to let him travel alone. I have been researching hotels and was shocked by how expensive even a motel 6 is up there. He doesn't have a lot of money and I already paid for the flight so I can't really get the hotel too. He had a bright idea that he would camp but I am just not comfortable with that. So I found this hostel type place. I have never stayed at a place like this, I am way too old. But I figured some of you younger folks may have experiences something like this. Just trying to get some feedback if it's a good idea. Here is the link if you are interested in taking a look. http://alaskabackpackers.com/

    My next option up is $88/night for a cheap motel, which is going to cut significantly into his spending money.
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    What is he going to Alaska for? There are many options.

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    He had been dating a girl who lived here, she moved to Alaska a few months ago and he wants to go visit her. Awww, young love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    The challenge is a bit part of the appeal I think, but also that dark meat off the bone like that is simply the tastiest, it gets so much right from the marrow. I've tried multiple times to have boneless chicken wings and they are not the same, despite the sauces. Breast meat is not a substitution. I think I've come to the conclusion finally, that they are my absolute favorite food, and being able to say that means I don't feel bad when i am compelled to try them every single time they're on a menu. They're different at every place. OM NOM NOM
    I had boneless wings last night that were actual de-boned wings, rather than breast pieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by locachica73 View Post
    He had been dating a girl who lived here, she moved to Alaska a few months ago and he wants to go visit her. Awww, young love.


    Bad idea. Just sayin.

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