Rick Bedrosian’s NYC Food Tour: Chinatown & Little Italy, Saturday, April 18th, 2020

Posted by Rick Bedrosian

“Ethnic Cuisine” has a fascinating history in the Untied States. With the exception of German mainstays such as frankfurters, hamburgers, coffee cake, pickles, ketchup and lager beer, America was slow to embrace fare brought here by the millions of immigrants entering the USA in the 18th and 19th centuries. Until recently, the only ethnic foods to make a significant impact in America were Italian and Chinese. While Italian food has replaced French at the top of the fine dining hierarchy, Chinese continues to be popular, especially in New York City. It’s not a coincidence that Chinatown and Little Italy sit side by side in Lower Manhattan. This is one of the places the Chinese and Italians first settled. Because their food continues to be popular, their neighborhoods have been able to survive into the 21st century.

Chinatown and Little Italy are tremendous places to sample some of the best food NYC has to offer. Bring a hearty appetite. There will be plenty to see, smell, taste and bring home. Spend the day with eminent musician, food enthusiast, TV host and traveler Rick Bedrosian as he guides you through the small winding streets, peculiar alleys, historic sites, old world restaurants and specialty shops that are abundant in Lower Manhattan. Rick has eaten his way through Chinatown and Little Italy dozens of times, constantly seeking out the finest fare they have to offer. He’s discovered some pretty significant landmarks including Five Points, “Law and Order” and “Blue Bloods” filming locations, Kimlau Square, the Manhattan Bridge, Columbus Park, Foley Square, Cooper Union, CBGB site and the infamous NYPD Tombs.

Be prepared to taste some remarkable food and see some outstanding sights between bites. Price includes food, transportation and guide (Rick) throughout the tour. The tour will take place rain or shine. Wear comfortable shoes and dress accordingly (light layers are always best). If the weather forecast calls for rain, be sure to bring an umbrella. There are several opportunities to consume alcoholic beverages but this tour is not a pub crawl. This tour is also available without transportation to and from Albany (at a reduced rate) by request.

We’ll be departing at 7am from, Albany, NY and returning at approximately 9:30pm. The cost of the tour is only $150 per person (plus gratuity). Please make your check payable to October Eve Music LLC and mail it to: October Eve Music, PO Box 2, Delmar, NY 12054. Please include your name, the name of anyone else that you may be reserving for, mailing and email addresses and a cellphone number for you and each guest. Due to the limited number of seats, payment must be received in full and reservations will be taken in the order they arrive. You must be at least 16 years of age (16-20 year olds must be accompanied by a responsible adult) and in good physical condition because this is a walking tour. October Eve Music LLC assumes no liability or responsibility for any loss or injury. Reserve early because space is extremely limited. All sales are final. Optional tour only (without transportation) is available. For more information:
October Eve Music: 518-421-6851 rbedrosian@verizon.net. www.rickbedrosian.com