What is Philip Krajeck’s most favorite city to visit?
I’ve spent a good amount of time in New York doing stages, so I know [the city] fairly well, and I would couch surf and eat a lot. There is really no city like it. When I was younger, I found myself going to more chef-y restaurants such as [Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star] Blue Hill at Stone Barns or wd~50; but now I am really drawn toward ethnic food and more rustic places because they are so satisfying. I love Spicy Bampa in Brooklyn, and there’s a place called Szechuan Gourmet 56 on 56th Street that’s amazing, too.
And in New York City, I love taking public transportation and walking. I grew up on a skateboard with a subway, bus and metro system, and I could go anywhere I wanted. Being able to go to a city and walk everywhere and see the things you see when you’re not in your own vehicle, I find that really interesting.