3. How to find "real" experiences or food
Ask cab drivers, hotel clerks, and housekeepers where they like to eat or hang out, rather than ask them to make a suggestion based on what they think you, a visiting business traveler, may like. Failing that, ask for something specific: "Which restaurant around here has the best pie?" or "Where's the nearest Irish Pub?" instead of the vague, "Where's a good place to eat?"
4. How to win over a client (if money's no object)
It's better to meet with a client on their turf -- they'll be more comfortable in a familiar surrounding. Ask them what their favorite local restaurant is and make it clear that, regardless of the location or distance, you're happy to meet there.
5. How to win over a client (if money is an object)
Do something out of the ordinary. Instead of a typical business meal, go to museum if you're in a big city. You can conduct your business while also talking a little Van Gogh. It's all about being memorable.