I made the trek from Brooklyn to the Garden State to visit the towns from one of HBO's most popular series, The Sopranos on an On Location Tour. The crazy part is, I've never seen an episode of the show, but my friend Zephorah talked me in to going and I obliged. Our tour guide, Marc Baron, has been involved with the series since the pilot in 1997 and has played 13 different roles on the series. Needless to say, Marc really knew his Sopranos stuff. During the four hour tour we went to oddles of different sites. My favorite location was Holsten's, the old fashioned ice cream parlor where the last scene of the final episode was shot. Zephorah and I ate a bag of their famous onion rings and washed it down with the most delicious milkshakes. I was a little surprised when the bus pulled up to Satin Dolls AKA the Bada Bing, the fictional strip club in the show. While there, I kept thinking about Chris Rock's comedy sketch t*tt*es and tater-tots don't mix.
Here are photos from the Sopranos tour:
photos: © Lesley Williams, 2010