December 14th, 2017

music, concerts, angry, powerful

This still holds true today

"No city in the world is better supplied with restaurants and eating-houses of every kind than New York, and a very large class of the population lives wholly at them... They occur in every quarter of the city, represent every grade of excellence and expensiveness, and many of them have an individuality which the experienced citizen learns and takes advantage of,--going to one place for a particular delicacy or style of meal, and to another place for a different one. The monotony that follows sitting day after day at the same kind of table, may thus be broken agreeably." -- Ernest Ingersoll, A Week in New York