Just heard an interview with the wife of the late New York Times food writer R.W. Apple Jr. where she told the story of how, on a trip to Singapore, her husband once ate 25 meals in a single day. A feat which immediately conjured up visions of the famous “I couldn’t eat another thing” scene in Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (if you have both a strong stomach and a warped sense of humor you can watch it here).
It also reminds me of the cold winter’s day my wife and I spent eating our way through all five boroughs of New York City with part-time cab driver and full-time foodie Dave Freedenberg, a.k.a. Famous Fat Dave. Our four-hour tour saw us scarfing down a wide range of unique local delicasies, from chicken and waffles in Harlem to gourmet hot chocolate in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge.
While it’s unlikley you’ll be able to squeeze two dozen meals into one day, Dave’s tour will give you an unforgettable taste of the kinds of great eateries New Yorkers love and out-of-towners rarely discover. It’s an extraordinary experience I highly recommend, whether it’s your first visit to the Big Apple or your fiftieth.