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“Famous Fat Dave's most excellent food tour of NYC”

Famous Fat Dave's Food Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Eating tours by classic Checker cab, minivan, or on foot with Famous Fat Dave himself!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Washington, DC
2 reviews
“Famous Fat Dave's most excellent food tour of NYC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2009

Fat Dave and his vintage Checker Cab picked us up at the Cherry Tree Bar at 65 4th Avenue in Brooklyn at 10pm and dropped us back at the bar around 2:30am. The five of us had a blast. Dave was knowledgeable, funny and quickly became part of our group. He taught us some NY history and gave us a wonderful food tour that exceeded our expectations. I asked for a mostly Brooklyn tour and he didn't let us down. We had Palestinian and Italian pizza; hot dogs at Nathan's; Russian salami, pickles and bread; old world style roast beef with the best au jus any of us ever had; and topped it all off with garlic crabs in Chinatown. Fat Dave's tour is not inexpensive but it's well worth the price: the fee includes all you can eat and making the acquaintance of the Fat man himself. As Fat Dave says: you'll savor the memory.

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“Famous Fat Dave's Food Tours”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2009

We took the four hour tour which called in at getting on for a dozen different eateries from a Vietnamese cafe to a pickle place across Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our host was a gregarious and knowledgeable cabby (don't forget to check out his great website). Most of the places we couldn't have reached on our own either because they were in distant parts of NYC or aren't in the guide books. The quality and range of the food on offer was great - Dave only visits the places he considers the best - but after six or seven stops we were stuffed. Its not a tour for the faint-hearted. The only downside is that is expensive - our four hour trip for 2 people cost $400, although this included all the food and non-alcoholic beverages. if you want to experience what ordinary New Yorkers have the opportunity to chow down on then this tour may be for you.

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