I was just making the case that L.A. has the clear advantage over New York, but then I stumbled on these photos and remembered that Deepak and I visited the city this past Fourth of July, and we had just a grand time.
Mary Tyler Moore-like, he’s Mary Tyler Moore, lite.
Whoop! Did I just say glasses-adjusting pedant Violet was gone? Undercutting myself again! In my defense … New York was hot, humid and dusty, and I needed the prophylactic Zennis.
If I can make (fun of) it there, I’ll make (fun of) it anywhere.
Pro: I don’t even like rice pudding, but this place was delectable. (Also: probably do not want to know how many calories were in the mascarpone pudding we ate.)
I put him up to silly pictures, of course …
But per usual, turnabout is fair play.
Con: For all my pleasant feelings about New York, we have to agree: These are not acceptable shopping conditions. When I walked to work a few years ago — a 2-mile trip — I passed 3 Trader Joe’s! I had the ability to waltz into each, no waiting, for free coffee, samples and legitimately 2-Buck Chuck (R.I.P.) The defense rests.