Back in the day, it was really hard to find places while on tour. I have to say, Yelp has been useful in areas that are really hard to know in the sea of McDonald’s and Applebee’s.
It’s really great to be known as people who like to eat. I like the attention from chefs!
- Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo
He talks to Eater about ElBulli, “Elvis moments”, and eating in NY, SF, and Chicago. s>
On the road, traveling to different cities, different countries even, I got bitten. Wherever I was, I wanted to find a good restaurant. I wanted to try what that city or neighborhood was all about. I would save up my per diems and spend them on a good meal. I’d settle for the rider food, or my stash of tasty charcuterie and bread in my bunk, until a decent meal could be found.