J: That's right! And on today's program, we are going to take you to the Big Apple...New York City, to talk about something New Yorkers cannot live without, Restaurants!
J: Well, Yang Chen I spoke with Brian Carson, who is the manager of a restaurant located in the heart of New York City.
Y: 这个Brian Carson是我们今天要认识的第一位美国人。他在这个热闹的纽约市中心的一家餐馆做经理。好，我们听听他来解释这个餐馆文化对纽约人来说意味着什么。
实录1 Brian Carson: Most people don't cook in this city because it's set up to eat. You walk outside your door and there's a sea of 10000 restaurants on the isle of Manhattan. It's just that it's part of the convenient, ummm, way of life in New York City. People eat out. They dine out, that's what they do.
Y: 哇，你听见他说了吗? 他说光在曼哈顿区就有一万个餐馆。而且他用了一个词，用"sea”来形容餐馆林立。 "Sea" 就是海洋的意思。
J: He said "a sea of 10,000 restaurants," to describe when something is abundant. You could say, "the grassy field was a sea of green." Ah, you could say, "she is drowning in a sea of confusion."
J: No, not you. Another example, "The streets of New York are a sea of people."
实录2 Brian Carson: What makes...um, things special for New Yorkers is when they throw dinner parties. It's the opposite. They invite people into their world and they create feasts in their environments. That to me and to them is a special night. Eating out is almost like a necessity in this city. It's just what people do.
J: Right. And when I spoke to a customer, her name's Tammy, she was very honest in her response. She also said she doesn't cook. Much like you, Yang Chen.
J: And she said that it's simply easier for her to meet her friends out at restaurants. But it is a very special event when they come to her home.
实录3 Tammy Scotsafaber: Eating out is very important for me because I don't cook, A. I think it is one of the main ways that people end up seeing their friends at dinners and drinks or dinners then drinks. If you have someone to your home then you have to be a hostess as opposed to being able to just relax and have dinner.
J: Sorry to interrupt, but I was going to say, you also have to clean your house.
J: And New Yorkers, I mean, people who live in big cities, not only New York, Shanghai, Beijing, Los Angeles, you just don't have time.
J: No. It's not because we're lazy. We're busy women!
J: Well, we spoke with a man by the name of Aaron Zebrook and he has many reasons why he likes to work as a waiter.
实录4 Aaron Zebrook: Pretty women. Lots of cash. Stuff like that is involved. Good food. You learn about wine, you learn about food. You have to know these things. And that's again appealing. Who doesn't want to learn about food and wine and try all this good stuff and make cash at the same time at night when you have free time?
J: You learn about lots of stuff, food and wine and people. It can be a really good job.
J: Yeah. And I'll tell you what, for students, it is one of the most popular jobs to have. All this talk about restaurants, Yang Chen, is making my stomach growl.
J: I know! It's embarrassing, but I'm starving! So, let's go to a restaurant and get something to eat.
Y: 好了，今天我们的节目时间到了！我和 Jody 要赶快到外边吃饭去了！
J: Thanks for joining us on American Cafe! Let's go eat!