GOOD STUFF

Enjoy these things I enjoy.

BABKA

Chocolate babka, specifically, from Breads Bakery. The link above lets you order it online, but stop by & get some fresh, if you can. Everything else that they make is also delicious, so, just have a carbo-outing, why don't you?
New York, NY

BEIGNETS

At the Café du Monde, at any (every) hour.
New Orleans, LA

BOSTON BUTT

Smoked to perfection & fresh as the poor porkers you'll see hanging from hooks in Wayne Nell & Sons Meats.
East Berlin, PA

BUNS

Pork, pumpkin, egg custard, red bean, chicken, &c, delicious & cheap, from the Golden Steamer (cash only).
New York, NY

CARAMEL

Liquor may well be quicker, but McCrea's candy is dandy.

CHEESE CURLS

I don't know why nor how Target manages to make the best cheesy puffs, but I can't argue with facts. You'll have to pick them up at your local store. I prefer them halfway to stale myself, but that's probably just because I'm missing part of my mind.

CHOCOLATE

I find that even thinking of a Rausch bar, whilst not devouring one, leaves me feeling empty inside.

CHOCOLATE MILK

From Perrydell.
York, PA

CHICKEN EMPANADAS

At Sabor de Cuba. Ask for the garlic sauce. Also, don't forget to ask for the garlic sauce.
Frederick, MD

CLAM CHOWDER

At B&G Oysters.
Boston, MA

CRAB CAKES

At Faidley's. They also serve other Baltimore delicacies, such as raccoon & muskrat.
Baltimore, MD

CREPES

At Rachel's Creperie. The egg & brie with with a side of hashbrowns, oh the joy.
Lancaster, PA

EREWHON

King of grocery stores.
Los Angeles, CA

FREE CIRCUS ACTS

Aged musicians shuffle in, update the "Next Show" signage, then plop down & start plunking away. A performer or two display utterly remarkable physical skill & agility, in time to the little tune. 15 minutes later, a few scattered claps are heard as bows are taken before an audience of nearly none at the Circus Circus. The musicians shuffle back off.
Las Vegas, NV

FRIED CHICKEN

At Willie Mae's Scotch House.
New Orleans, LA

GIBRALTERS

Peppermint, aged at least a few months. (Especially when paired with Wilbur Buds.)

GIDEONS BIBLES

Hotels don't own them, so they're basically complimentary. I take every one I can reach.

HOT FUDGE SUNDAE

At The Charmery. Ice cream, fudge, & whipped cream all made in-house. Glee made wherever you eat it.
Baltimore, MD

J. PETERMAN

Not only the tip top clothing, but also the product descriptions. Reductions at the end of the season.

KNOEBELS

10 years & millions spent to recreate a 1920's trackless coaster only from photographs - The Flying Turns. Don't miss The Pheonix, The Haunted Mansion, or The Black Diamond either; all hidden in Pennsylvania woods.
Elysburg, PA

LISTS OF STUFF

I've included lists of stuff in my list of stuff, as without them, I may forget to get the stuff. Also because I've often discovered my favorite stuff in other folks' lists of stuff, so if you've some stuff you favor, please, send a list!

LITTLE CHURCH

A beautiful, quiet, cozy place to rest your weary legs & escape the rain while traversing Manhattan. All are welcome while the doors are open.
New York, NY

LOBSTER ROLLS

Hot with butter, at Neptune Oyster.
Boston, MA

MA LA CHICKEN

#35B at Confucius Chinese Restaurant. It makes your mouth tingle as if stung by some delicious insect. Their peking duck is also a treat, & cheaper on Sundays.
Rehoboth, DE

McNALLY JACKSON

"No matter how far you push the envelope, it's still stationery."
New York, NY

McSWEENEY'S

You'll see why.

MEOW MEOW

Don't not see her, if you ever have the chance.

MOUSE TRAP

It's annoying when they eat your tortillas, but the little critters are far too cute for me to want to flatten. This way, you can keep them alive to relocate, or feed to your snake, or whatever. It'll last forever & peanut butter seems to be the best bait. Havahart offers sizes for most other animals as well.

MURPHY OIL SOAP

Such a soothing way to scrub a floor.

MÜTTER MUSEUM

Where else can you find a lady who turned to soap?
Philadelphia, PA

NATIONAL ZOO

The sheer cuteness can be a tad overwhelming.
Washingtion, DC

OBSCURA ANTIQUES

For when you want to purchase a human head.
New York, NY

OPINEL

N°08 is my pocket's friend.

PIZZA

At Lombardi's (cash only).
New York, NY

PLAISIR SUCRÉ

From Ladurée. The first time I bought one at this prissy little posh, Frenchy place, I thought it cost too much. The first time I bit one, I realized I'd pay double without a second thought, & would even wear a tutu too, if you told me to. I rarely visit any of these cities without bending my wallet to my tongue's will, & if I take more than a minute to down it, then get me to a doctor, because something has gone seriously wrong.
Washington, DC | New York, NYMiami, FL | Los Angeles, CA

POPOVERS

At the Lincklaen House. Their house-made potato chips are also my favorite.
Cazenovia, NY

PRESERVATION HALL

Foot-stompin' jazz in a nearly untouched tavern from 1803.
New Orleans, LA

RAMEN

At Sakuramen.
Washington, DC

RANDY ROBERTS

One fine photographer. Also, the paterfamilias.

SEAFOOD

You'll step into what looks like a run down old fish market with a beautiful selection (because it is), then pick out whatever cuts & critters you please. Sure, you can just take your raw purchase home... ...or choose some sides & have them cook it on site (do this one) at San Pedro Fish Market. It'll come out, in a pile, on a tray - no high class frills nor fees. Even the most bourgeois will forget all appearances after the first bite.
San Pedro, CA

SLIQUID

You needn't tell anyone that I told you.

SLUT

At Eggslut. It's only a disappointment if you were looking for a human one.
Los Angeles, CA | Las Vegas, NV

SPORK

Light My Fire saves you from all that bendy, tiny, plastic junk when eating on the run. Not recommended for self-defense, but if you have nothing else...

THE SARTORIALIST

All manner of curiously clothed characters.

TURKISH DELIGHT

I'm not always a traditionalist, but I take my Turkish delight seriously. No matter what you go for, please, try a bit of the rose.

WATCHES

While some aficionados may turn their noses up at a Charles-Hubert, the designs are lovely, & my piece has been keeping good time for years. They service your mechanical watch's workings until the day that you die, & all you pay is the shipping cost. Keep your arm & your leg.

WILBUR BUDS

The "Hershey Kiss" is actually a sub-par knockoff of its preceding competitor, the Wilbur Bud.