24 Hours in New York

Tony takes on his hometown of NYC. Having lived and explored the city for years, instead of the typical tourist traps, he visits some of the city's hidden gems while hanging with his chef friends, David Chang ...

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Tony Also Recommends: Strand Books

“18 miles of books. You can get lost in here … happily.”

2 Locations in New York

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Tony Also Recommends: St. Mark’s Bookstore

“For oddball, off-the-wall hipster obscure. Books you never thought you needed but now suddenly … you kinda do.”

31 3rd Ave, New York, NY

 
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The Subway Inn

Tony stops by Subway Inn while heading south toward the Lower East Side. Tony enters Subway Inn for a drink and meets up with friend and chef David Chang.

143 East 60th St, New York, NY 10022

 
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Crif Dogs

Tony and David Chang split a cab and head down to Crif Dogs to eat some hot dogs. Tony gets a Jon-Jon Deragon dog and the 2 enter the hidden entrance to Please Don’t Tell bar located next door for a few drinks and more hot dogs.

113 Saint Marks Place #2, New York, NY 10009

 
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Takashi

“Personally, if I had only one night in New York … these days I’d probably come here. Date night at the Bourdains … here. Takashi on Hudson Street in the West Village is my favorite new restaurant in New York.”

456 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

 
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M. Wells*

Tony has brunch at M. Wells diner in Queens to start out day number 2. Tony orders the bone marrow and foie gras, bacon and corn soup, with a biscuit and a summer shandy. *Closed August 2011

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Tony Also Recommends: Ess-a-Bagel

“The New York bagel is a classic, a must. Ess-a-Bagel would be an impeccable choice, either Midtown or downtown. Find a better bagel in your town? Not bloody likely.”

2 Locations in New York

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The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

Tony takes the subway down to Union Square and grabs a quick icy snack from the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. Tony orders a Bea Arthur on a cone and signs a few autographs.

857 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

 

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