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Up In The Air / Re: Sleeping on Long Flights
« on: February 25, 2018, 09:41:13 AM »
-1 too much fun to sleep
For the novice. But, having been there and done that enough, one comes to realize that, in reality, you are confined to a seat that becomes a bed that is nowhere near as comfortable as your real bed at home, admit it, while you are being served what is essentially kosher airplane food, which even if  premium quality is still no better that what you can readily procure, and likely prefer, on terra firma. Plus you still have to use a ridiculously tiny bathroom which has been shared by many similarly confined J or F strangers. If you stay awake, you can watch movies in that same seat/bed that, as a chair, is not nearly as comfortable as your sofa or easy chair at home, admit it, on a small screen low definition TV, and arrive at your destination groggy and bleary eyed. Where is the too much fun exactly?

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Up In The Air / Re: Sleeping on Long Flights
« on: February 24, 2018, 08:34:42 PM »
Short of medication or melatonin?
Bose NC headphones+eyeshades
What medications are best?

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DW and I will have 2 free days at leisure to walk around Yerushalyim on our upcoming trip, Thursday and Friday (staying at Waldorf through Shabbos as well). We have not been there for a few years, but we already did all the usual tours, such as in the Wiki, above. Of course, we will walk to the Kosel, but what other walking routes would you recommend?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Spain Master Thread
« on: February 24, 2018, 07:33:39 PM »
Is it safe and comfortable to walk around in Spain wearing a yarmulke, or is a hat a better idea? We plan to visit Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Seville, Barcelona, and also Gibraltar.

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Up In The Air / Re: Sleeping on Long Flights
« on: February 24, 2018, 07:23:59 PM »
Flying in J or F.
Shkoiach, we have not always found it easy to fall asleep even on biz class flatbed seats, but my question applies to all classes, including coach.

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Up In The Air / Sleeping on Long Flights
« on: February 24, 2018, 07:16:24 PM »
What strategies or medications are best to get to fall sleep on a long flight?

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Great stuff, thanks, and looking forward to more!

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Brooklyn Restaurants
« on: February 23, 2018, 11:21:16 AM »
Ok thanks then, we will be going to the Loft. What is recommended?
Answering my own question now: The prime grilled rib eye steak was really excellent!

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General Discussion / Re: Enhanced Drivers License
« on: February 23, 2018, 10:08:09 AM »
Boarding a domestic US flight you don't need more than a regular license.
Until October 1, 2020, when an enhanced "Real ID" drivers license, or a Passport, will be required for any domestic flight:
 https://travel.aarp.org/articles-tips/articles/info-2018/real-id-license-fd.html
https://www.dhs.gov/real-id

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Brooklyn Restaurants
« on: February 22, 2018, 04:08:45 PM »
Per R' Google, DO is not an acronym but, rather, an English slang term meaning party.
https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/225267/how-and-when-did-bash-and-do-come-to-mean-party

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Brooklyn Restaurants
« on: February 22, 2018, 03:18:59 PM »
DO?
What does DO stand for? It's not on the list of acronyms here, except to mean Day On or Day Off. I assume from the context I've seen here it means a meeting.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Brooklyn Restaurants
« on: February 22, 2018, 10:46:18 AM »
Thanks Mikeoracle for this review. Anything else or newer here of interest?
BUMP
Going to The Loft tonight

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Brooklyn Restaurants
« on: February 21, 2018, 08:03:00 PM »
We ended up going to "The Loft" and we REALLY enjoyed the experience. Here is a quick review;

We were 7 people. I thought the ambiance was great, service was very good as well. We were seated quickly, knowledgeable and friendly waiter took our orders as soon as we were ready and overall felt we got just the right amount of attention while not too overbearing.

We ordered;
Appetizers-
Pulled Beef sliders x2 - These were very good, enjoyed all around 4.5*
Duck Gnocchi x2 - These were just ok, nothing major (especially when comparing to MB) 3*
Crispy Beef x2 - These were exceptional, Highly recommended! 5*
"Bomb Shell" Sushi Roll - VERY VERY good! Recommended as well! 5*

Main-
Braised Short ribs (x2) - Very good, (I split a portion which was just enough since it is heavy) 4.5*
Delmonico (x2) - I really loved this and highly recommend 5*
Extra sides of fries (reg and Sweet potato)
Fettuccine appetizer served as a main - this was just ok.

We also had some cocktails, Pina colada and Strawberry Daiquiris which were good.
We skipped dessert because we simply were too full to eat anything else and we were also in a bit of a rush. We did hear that the Napoleon's are supposed to be great.


Total bill for 7 people including 20% gratuity was ~$450 which I consider pretty decent for what we got.

Overall I would highly recommend "The Loft"
Thanks Mikeoracle for this review. Anything else or newer here of interest?

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