Discovering Vintage Washington DC

Author: Laura Brienza
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493013416
Format: PDF, ePub
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Discovering Vintage Washington, DC is a guide to all of the city’s timeless classic spots that take you back in time. The book spotlights the charming stories that tell you what each place is like now and how it got that way. It includes indexes that let you choose the places you want to visit by neighborhood, by category, and—naturally—by era. Discovering Vintage Washington, DC takes you to classic restaurants, shops, and other establishments that still thrive today and evoke the unique character of the city. They’re all still around—but they won’t be around forever. Start reading, and start your discovering now!

Discovering Vintage New York

Author: Mitch Broder
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762794771
Format: PDF, Docs
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As Manhattan succumbs to the big chain stores and tourist traps that come with the modern age, it struggles to maintain its storied identity. Fortunately for locals and visitors alike, a number of classic restaurants, shops and other establishments still thrive today that evoke the unique charm of the city. From The Four Seasons to Serendipity 3, from Katz's Deli to Café Carlyle, from the Oyster Bar to The Donut Pub, all the landmarks are here in the first and only book to collect all the best of Manhattan's timeless spots. Discovering Vintage New York is your guide to 50 profiled restaurants, shops, delis, nightspots, bars, and cafés that have lasted half a century or more. But they’re not merely old. Or historical. Or old and historical. These spots evoke a bygone metropolis. They are lost in time, yet compellingly timely. Whether they span decades or centuries, they are vibrant, quirky, and just plain fun to explore. Discovering Vintage New York takes you to a city of egg creams and knishes, of record stores and hat shops, of bohemian basements and candlelit clubs. Start reading, and start your discovering now!

Discovering Vintage San Francisco

Author: Laura Borrman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493014021
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Discovering Vintage series takes you back in time to all of the timeless classic spots each city has to offer. The books spotlight the charming stories that tell you what each place is like now and how it got that way from classic restaurants to shops to other establishments that still thrive today and evoke the unique character of the city. They're all still around—but they won't be around forever. Start reading, and start your discovering now!

A Chicago Tavern

Author: Rick Kogan
Publisher: Lake Claremont Press
ISBN: 9781893121492
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Chicago newspaperman Rick Kogan plunks down at a barstool at the Billy Goat Tavern and tells the tales of the city landmark, which became a haven for newspaper reporters, policemen, politicians, and anyone else drawn to the hospitality and showmanship of hardworking William “Billy Goat” Sianis and his often antic, uniquely comforting establishment. The story begins in the summer of 1934, when a baby goat fell off a truck and limped into a tavern owned by Greek immigrant William Sianis, and a Chicago icon was born. Later, when he and one of his goats were barred from entering Wrigley Field during the 1945 World Series, the Cubs’ eventual loss to Detroit fueled a legend as enduring as their fans’ “Wait ’til next year” mantra. Kogan writes about some of the regulars, visitors, employees, and luminaries found at the tavern, including columnist Mike Royko and the young stars who immortalized the tavern in the Saturday Night Live "Olympia Diner" skit—John Belushi, Bill Murray, and Don Novello—and discusses Sam Sianis, Billy's nephew and the current owner. Let the Goat In! In the summer of 1934, a baby goat fell off a truck, limped into a tavern owned by Greek immigrant William Sianis, and a Chicago icon was born. The Billy Goat Inn became a haven for newspaper reporters, policemen, politicians, and anyone else drawn to the hospitality and showmanship of hardworking "Billy Goat" Sianis and his often antic, uniquely comforting establishment. But did Billy jinx the Cubs? When he and one of his goats were barred from entering Wrigley Field during the 1945 World Series, the Cubs' eventual loss to Detroit fueled a legend as enduring as their fans' "Wait 'til next year" mantra. Today there are seven Billy Goat Taverns, including one in Washington, D.C., and Billy's nephew, Sam Sianis--a celebrity in his own right--oversees what Illinois Senator Dick Durbin called "a national institution." Rick Kogan's affectionate tale plunks you down at a barstool next to some of the Billy Goat's regulars, visitors, employees, and such luminaries as columnist Mike Royko, and those young stars--John Belushi, Bill Murray, and Don Novello--who immortalized Sam and the tavern in the Saturday Night Live Olympia Diner ("Cheezborger, Cheezborger! No fries . . . chips!") skits. "I remember . . . I miss . . .," someone will say, and names and faces begin to float through the tavern air. . . In these echoes Kogan lets you see and hear why taverns remain essential social focal points and lets you understand what makes a Chicago original.

100 Things to Do in Philadelphia Before You Die

Author: Irene Levy Baker
Publisher: Reedy Press LLC
ISBN: 1681060418
Format: PDF, ePub
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Want to land a table at Philadelphia’s trendiest restaurants? Get instagram-worthy photos of the sunset over the city? Score free or discounted show tickets? Introduce your jaded teen to a dwarf’s skeleton? Discover a kid-sized grocery store that will keep your toddler busy on a rainy afternoon? Want to be serenaded by future opera stars or sing the praises of the best cheesesteak? Then this bucket list book is for you. It includes the tried-and-true as well as little known gems for lifelong Philadelphians, recent transplants and visitors. Looking to keep the kids engaged during school vacations? Want to make the most of your visit to the City of Brotherly Love? Want to find out where to go in Philadelphia and how to get the most out of each experience? Then make this curated, easy-to-use guide your travel companion. For the latest news about Philadelphia, follow facebook.com/100ThingsToDoInPhiladelphiaBeforeYouDie

111 Shops in New York That You Must Not Miss

Author: Susan Lusk
Publisher: Emons Verlag
ISBN: 9783954513512
Format: PDF, ePub
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Potions and pinball and pickles, kilims and knishes and kids' haircuts, rugs and rugelach and rubber stamps, neon art and naughty lingerie, chopsticks and cookbooks, vases and vintage clothes, tattoos and terrariums, peanut butter and porcelain, crystals and custom shoes, matzohs and magic. NYC Simply the most diverse place on the planet! Its kaleidoscope of cultures brings passion and brilliance to the marketplace. This insider's guide to a world of special shops seeks out the quirky, outlandish, classy, obscure, historic, nearly forgotten, beautiful from offbeat and edgy to deluxe and delicious. For the curious and adventurous this is a discovery tour full of surprises and delights. It explores reinvented hip neighborhoods, like Soho, Meatpacking District, Dumbo, Williamsburg. And the traditional, like Lower East Side, Little Italy, Harlem, Greenwich Village. This city is known the world over as a shopper's paradise. And this book brings it all to life 111 of the most irresistible shops in New York City!"

The Night Manager

Author: John le Carré
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 1101968354
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • Now an AMC Miniseries John le Carré, the legendary author of sophisticated spy thrillers, is at the top of his game in this classic novel of a world in chaos. With the Cold War over, a new era of espionage has begun. In the power vacuum left by the Soviet Union, arms dealers and drug smugglers have risen to immense influence and wealth. The sinister master of them all is Richard Onslow Roper, the charming, ruthless Englishman whose operation seems untouchable. Slipping into this maze of peril is Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier who’s currently the night manager of a posh hotel in Zurich. Having learned to hate and fear Roper more than any man on earth, Pine is willing to do whatever it takes to help the agents at Whitehall bring him down—and personal vengeance is only part of the reason why. Praise for The Night Manager “A splendidly exciting, finely told story . . . masterly in its conception.”—The New York Times Book Review “Intrigue of the highest order.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Richly detailed and rigorously researched . . . Le Carré’s gift for building tension through character has never been better realized.”—People “Grimly fascinating, often nerve-wracking, and impossible to put down.”—Boston Herald

The Little Black Book of Chicago

Author: Margaret Littman
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
ISBN: 1441310738
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Provides information on attractions, restaurants, accommodations, shopping, arts, entertainment, and transportation in Chicago.

Mike Colameco s Food Lover s Guide to New York City

Author: Mike Colameco
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470044438
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The insider's food guide to New York City-from trusted New York food expert and TV/radio host Michael Colameco New York is the food capital of the United States, with an incredibly rich and diverse dining scene that boasts everything from four-star French restaurants, casual neighborhood bistros, and ethnic restaurants from every corner of the world to corner bakeries, pastry shops, and much more. Now Mike Colameco, the host of PBS's popular Colameco's Food Show and WOR-Radio's "Food Talk", helps you make sense of this dizzying array of choices. He draws on his experience as a chef and New York resident to offer in-depth reviews of his favorite eating options, from high-end restaurants to cheap takeout counters and beyond. His work has given him unprecedented access to the city's chefs and kitchens, allowing him to tell you things others can't. He offers inside information about different establishments, giving a detailed and sometimes irreverent sense of the food and the people behind them. Goes beyond ratings-centered guides to offer detailed, opinionated reviews by an experienced chef and longtime New Yorker Recommends restaurants, bakers, butchers, chocolatiers, cheese stores, fishmongers, pastry shops, wine merchants, and more Entries include basic facts, contact information, and a thoughtful, personal review Includes choices in every price range and neighborhood, from Tribeca to Harlem Whether you're visiting for a weekend or have lived in New York for years, this guide is your #1 go-to source for the best food the city has to offer.

The Fashion Insiders Guide to New York

Author: Carole Sabas
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613124821
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Fashion Insiders’ Guides are carefully curated compendiums of the current hotspots, classic haunts, and hidden gems of the world’s greatest fashion destinations. A former Parisian living in New York, French Vogue correspondent Carole Sabas was often approached by friends and colleagues on their way to Paris for Fashion Week, looking for the best place for a quick facial, early morning yoga, or to meet a friend for a drink. So many people asked, in fact, that she produced a small guide filled with advice, which she gave out for free. Requests for more information and other cities came pouring in. Abrams is now making Sabas’s Paris and New York guides available to everyone, with expanded content including chapters such as “Eating and Drinking,” “Beauty,” “Health,” “Shopping,” “Art,” and an eclectic selection of odds and ends called “Might Be Useful One Day.” Written with a light touch and in a friendly tone, each entry includes a description of the recommended spots with hints about when to go, who to ask for, and what to get, as well as location and contact information. The inclusion of additional advice from local fashion celebrities on their favorite places to frequent puts readers confidently in-the-know. Peppered throughout with drawings by a noted and local fashion illustrator, these beautifully designed guides will be the must-have accessories of the season. Praise for The Fashion Insiders' Guide to New York: “Hidden gems are finally unveiled in this posh and savvy guide for sophisticated visitors and newcomers to the Big City . . . this is one must-have guide for stylish New York travelers.” —Ambassador magazine