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Nice Guy Tours

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Maria at Katz's

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Here I am with Jake Dell, owner of Katz's Deli, and my friend Maria. Maria lives in Florida and was raised in Pennsylvania. She previously came on our tours with her nieces and nephews. This week, She brought her brother John and his wife Gail - they live in Lexington, Kentucky. As a small business owner, love all my customers - but there is a special place in my heart for people who come back. I like to think they had a great time and want to share that with others. This was Maria’s fourth tour.

Nice Gal of the Month: Erin of Monroe, LA!

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This is Erin. My FAVORITE kind of tour taker! She asked lots of questions and added to the discussion. When I don’t know the answer I #Google it and get to learn something new, too. She’s a “flight nurse” - handling transporting of patients to trauma centers via helicopter. She’s from Many, LA and currently lives in Monroe, LA. After visiting some of the restaurants of the Lower East Side (that have been there over 100 years and are still family owned) she lit up and said, “this is what I love about America - all these people came and put in hard work and now years later their family is reaping the benefits. EVERYONE needs to learn about this”. Well Erin - send all your friends! :)

Take Two Tours and Call Me in the Morning? A Prescription to Nice Guy Tours!

I first heard about Nice Guy Tours after an appointment to see my doctor in Birmingham,England. I told her that I was going on a second trip to New York, after having a wonderful holiday there during 2017 with friends, and also wanted my daughter and daughter-in-law to experience a trip to NYC, too.

Anyhow, my doctor shared with me her memories of a holiday in NYC herself, and asked me if I had been to Greenwich Village last year, then highly recommended the Nice Guy Food Tour with Dante. Most patients usually leave their doctor’s with a prescription for medication, but I walked out with a handwritten prescription with "Nice Guy Food Tours" on it, which I found quite comical.

I took her valuable advise, and am so very glad I did. My daughter-in-law is a devoted fan of the Friends series, and my doctor told me you also see the Friends building exterior shots, so it had to be a must for her.  We had an awesome tour with the awesome Dante - what a character,  and boy is he a knowledgeable chap. 

My girls favourite food was the cream pizza from ‘Artichokes’ and mine was the Belgian fries from Pommes Frittes. But to be quite honest, I loved all of the food, because eating is my favourite pastime!  My keep fit instructor is going to NYC in June, and I’ve now highly recommended the food tour to her and her husband, who seem quite keen.

I’m hopefully doing a return trip with friends in 2019 to visit my cousin in New Jersey, and hoping will be able to do another Nice Guys Food tour with Dante.

- Kathy Mooney

Nice, um, Wombat of the Month?

Our Aussie friend Craig and his family visited recently, and brought along their extended family member Gary. I have to be honest Gary may be one of my favorites to ever go on the tour. Look below and you'll see why. Oh, and also, see the "real" Gary below as well!

Here's what Craig had to say of the tour by the way:

"We live on a 100 acres of Australian bush, around two hours drive south-west of Sydney.  When coming to New York, we wanted an experience that would give us a feel of the city from ground level, and to enjoy some of the special foods New York has to offer.

We really enjoyed the tour. Visiting so many places that have been feeding New Yorkers for decades ( in some cases over a century ) was a real treat, especially in buildings that were the original premises.  Dante is an excellent host, and what’s more, you can tell that he not only enjoys his job, he loves his city and the people in it. A great tour, we would happily do it again next time we are in New York!"

Thanks Craig and company...and I miss you Gary!

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Dear Dante: Three Years and Running

"You're approaching your third anniversary.  If I told you three years ago you'd have the number one walking food tour on TripAdvisor what would you tell me?"
- Jon C. - Westchester County, NY

I would be surprised to think I could make it to number 1.  I would've definitely signed up for top ten.  I also wouldn't think I could do that without hiring 100 guides or having people put money into the business.  The more I think about it - it's absolutely amazing!  I'm so humbled by it all and thankful.

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