Sometimes I think it is much more fun to go to the circus as an adult, rather than a child. You can get your own program, treats and novelties without begging your harried parents. You can even sport a red sponge clown nose.
Yes, we're going to the Lower East Side. Not only because it's where my people made their first assault on America. Even more, because a no-frills meal, simply prepared and simply served, suggests our gratitude for the essential things.