I was in New York about a week ago visiting relatives. We went into Manhattan once, tourist style. A cousin of ours took us to a fancy (stereotypical Italian) restaurant. Its name was something to the effect of "Gino's". I don't really understand the appeal of these places. The menu was very limited. There simply weren't many options, and the prices were ridiculous. (and unjustified) I got some tortellini for $15. It was pretty good, but the portion was very small, less than 1/2 of what I'd get in one of those sealed plastic boxes you get at the grocery tortellini. It tasted pretty good; about on par with the grocery store tortellini, and better than canned ones. It cost $15 for enough to serve a child, and I'm going to go so far as to debate wheather it even tasted as good as the grocery store stuff. Also, the bread tasted weird. Is there anyone else who'd just rather go to IHOP? edit: btw, I know that I'm an an uncultured slob!