You Can Take the Girl Outta New Yawk

But that doesn't mean she'll "blend." Consider these tips and a recipe inspired by a Wyoming trip. 

by Karin Duncker • More.com Member { View Profile }

—Dining in a Northern California restaurant? Don’t mention how much you prefer Argentinean Malbecs to Californian Cabernets, or rave over your love of fois gras. Remember that your glass of wine and meal is in Californian’s hands out of eyeshot before it reaches your table…

—Time travels differently the minute you exit NYC. It’s a fact that there's a wrinkle in the fabric of the time-space continuum as you cross over a bridge or crawl through a tunnel, causing the earth’s rotation to decrease as the skyline diminishes in your rear view. Plainly put, no amount of foot tapping, stance shifting, tsk-tsking or harrumphing will make your coffee order move faster at Starbucks. All it will do is make obvious to everyone standing around you that YOU are the "one of these things that's not like the others...."

— WE know bagels only come in a handful of varieties. Don’t assume everyone else does. Believe it or not, there are actually poor misguided folk who think blueberry, asiago, coffeecake and spinach cheddar are somehow not an affront to bageldom. And they've never even heard about a bialy, bless their hearts...

— Pizza outside of the Tri-State? Don’t. Just, don’t…

— All kidding aside, if you are lucky enough to live in my amazing city, you know you can be a New Yawker anytime. So just embrace getting out, getting away, and enjoying not being one every once in a while…

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