While Economy Candy ROCKS old school sweets, according to their web site they are with Charms Sour Balls. I do recommend a visit though, they don't post everything & the inventory will blow your mind! Happy hunting!
----- Economy Candy 108 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
Hi; I've been reading the posts about the classics like Obrykis; Harris & Bo Brooks only to notice that the postings are mostly from 2005. Can I bring this question to 2008? Any recommendations for what is now the Top Crab house in town? Thanks!
Amen to you both, it's NOT a chain I've just read the whole string of postings & nobody mentioned the turnstiles? I haven't been to Katz's in a couple years & right now I'm really bummed I have Thai food for lunch but I've learned not to read Chow while hungry! Go to Katz's, get the pastrami & the noodle knugle for your wife & a knish, why are people down on the Katz knish?
I realise I am about a month late to this party but the posting was a nice break in my work day. A few points from a NY'r who travels internationally, a lot, for business. On the isle of Manhattan, if out with your group, it is a bit like the UK, whoever is in need of a drink and going to fetch checks if anyone else is in need. It all comes out in the wash as they say. Buying a drink for a total stranger is common place; most bartenders ask before mixing & pouring so I completely agree with BBG (as hard as it is for a Yankee fan to agree w/anything Boston right now, but that's another blog), a good bartender makes all the difference. Having also been a bartender I have seen the purchase of drinks used to diffuse arguments (ironic) 2 strangers fighting over a score or RBI stats, etc.; friend of one steps in & offers to buy drinks for the 2 so they can agree to disagree, shake & place nice. Moving on to the reason I decided to jump into the fray here: Situation: You & 3 friends are out to dinner; Man comes to table, shakes hands w/one friend, been so long... great to see you... how've you been...; barkeep, set my friends over here up; great thanks! Good to see you stay in touch, returns to his end of the bar to his 2 companions. Background: turns out this man is my friend's Union boss boss; Drinks come; bartender puts them down with compliments of Homer Simpson (well done barkeep); we turn, toast a Thank you Homer! and spend 5 minutes discussing whether we should return the favour or not. In big cities like NY this can become almost like a tennis match; they buy, we return, they return, we return, until you're all on the floor & nobody can pay the tab! So Chow'ers what's your take?
Lots of great recommendations; I've been trying to hunt down web sites for the actual restaurants, some exist some don't. Anybody know if places like the Chicken & the Egg or Uncle Will's Pancake house are open off season? I look forward to grilling every meal on the deck it would be nice to learn that some of these classic favorites are still open in October. Thanks!
I do agree that in a business setting asking for leftovers to go is inappropriate. As a NY'er I always take my leftovers and give them to the first homeless person I see, I've rarely traveled more than 5 minutes carrying my "doggie bag". If this was a deal breaker on a date I'd be glad to rid of that person sooner than later.