Eating like a local? Than perhaps I should point out , when you visit Milwaukee, a good Thai place or sushi place. We eat at iconic places, all the time. As a matter of fact I am going to McBobs on Saturday. I am sure there are lots of different restaurants in NYC these days, but that shouldn’t discount the good old time places. And obviously they are thriving without “tourists”. Jakes, Benjis, Milwaukee Brat House, etc wouldn’t be surviving otherwise.