If you are going to have friends, and I highly recommend you do, you should have at least one friend who knows everyone.
Take for example our recent trip to New York when we met up with Jackie and she handed us a card and told us to call the number. Now this seems like one of those things that all the planning and Googling in the world couldn't have prepared us for.
A call was placed and instructions given, go to a nondescript hot dog joint and proceed to a phone booth located inside. So that’s exactly what we did, jumped the 6 train to 8th St and walked to the Crif Dogs, a little dive joint on a tree lined street.
We walked in, looked around for the phone booth went in and lifted the receiver. A second or two later the back of the booth opens and in we go to a cozy low ceiling dark room. Now they only let one person in for every seat so there’s no crowding, no shouting or loud music. Just a nice quiet drink with the one you love.