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Prexy's burgers

Yeah, summer of 1969. My shop Jambangle was next to Britain Leather East on the north side of St Marks Pl, right across from Gem Spa, which was and is on the opposite corner. Gem Spa was famous for egg creams and a weird but delicious "lime rickey" which I think was actually red. Also of gustatory note was the B&H Dairy Lunch, where I ate my lunch every day: vegetable liver on black bread, or maybe mushroom barley soup and rye bread with a schmear of cream cheese.

Nov 04, 2013
SkipChurch in Manhattan

Prexy's burgers

Oh you're taking me back! That summer I was working at a "hippie jewelry store" called Jambangle on St Mark's Pl just down the block from the Electric Circus and a couple of blocks from the Fillmore East. A trippy time was had by all!

Oct 27, 2013
SkipChurch in Manhattan

Prexy's burgers

Oh I'm convinced that the secret ingredient was something worth keeping secret. In the movie version, competing groups seek a lead on the ingredient. The good guys (us) discover that an 86 year old Prexy's fry chef is living in Rye NY in an abandoned amusement park. But the bad guys (evil McGigantic Burgers Corp, and also PETA fanatics) are out to stop us from getting the secret at all costs! Fueled by replica dishes of tiny and overpriced vanilla ice cream from Rumplemeyer's, we battle for truth, justice, and the American burger!

Jun 10, 2013
SkipChurch in Manhattan

Prexy's burgers

Arggggg!!! The son of the owner's responds....the father is in the lab in Chicago testing....testing what??? Obviously secret ingredients!!! It could not be the beef. You wouldn't do that in a lab, you'd do that in a kitchen. Finally: EUREKA!!! The perfect taste is achieved. "They said I was mad.... they said I was C-R-AaaaZY!! I'll show them, I'll show them all!" But do we get word of this secret ingredient? Nope. I too mourn Prexy's, where my dad would take me. 6th Ave. And Chock Full O' Nuts. And the big HoJo's on 6th Ave and Greenwich. When it became some sort of music place my sense of loss was total. Well, maybe the ticket is to hunt up former Prexy's employees. Before they all die!

Jun 09, 2013
SkipChurch in Manhattan

Driving to DC from N.E.

DeLorenzo's. Trenton. One of my faves..
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Best commercial hot dog?

ShopRite on Route 1, Princeon NJ, has Nathans with natural casings. Wegman's has a huge selection of dogs-- Loeffler's, Bests, Thumann's, Boar's Head, etc etc-- all different types. Jersey is hot dog country!

Jan 24, 2007
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