Location: Midtown East, NYC
Talk: Howie Mandel
Show time: 12:30 PM; FREE
Venue: Barnes and Noble (555 Fifth Avenue)
Food: Peking Duck House
Drink: Blackstones Pub & Restaurant
Miscellaneous: New York Milkshake Company
Come see Howie Mandel discuss his new memoir Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch Me. While you may know him as the host of the show Deal or No Deal, he’s also been a stand-up comic for years as well as a germaphobe, which would explain why he fist bumps rather than shakes hands. At one of my favorite places to get duck, The Peking Duck House, the meat is succulent and the skin crunches like a potato chip. Sometimes you just want to grab a pint without paying a cover charge or playing host to a group of people after work, which is why I like Blackstones Pub & Restaurant. It looks like an old-time saloon and has two pool tables in the back and plenty of other games, while also being big enough to grab traditional American food from the menu. If you’re still hungry, check out the New York Milkshake Company for one of the best $6 shakes of your life.