thanks to all hounds that have replied over the last 3 months to my posts. we 4 canadians are coming to your great city on the 25th and i think we've made some choices: trattoria trecolori for italian, shaffer city oyster bar for seafood, katz's for deli, and gray's papaya for our dogs. hopefully these are as awesome as you guys have reported. my final question is this: after dropping our wives at the ambassador theatre for a show on a wednesday matinee, can anybody recommend a few pubs in the district where the boys can enjoy a few cold LOCAL beers to kill a couple of hours. if there are wings involved, even better. thanks so much once again, and i'll report back when we're home. ciao...mic.