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#1 2014-01-16 20:13:30

Registered: 2009-08-03
Posts: 2996

New York Magazine

Thanks to New York Magazine,I can still keep on top of a changing NYC. Their 12/23-30,2013 Food section showed where you can still find some of the best: Bagels,Bialys,Stukel,Charlotte Russe,Black-and-white Cookies,Baked Alaska Pie,Soft Pretzels,Egg Creams, Lard Bread,Fresh Mozzarella,Goldberg Seltzer Works with their 60 pounds of pressure seltzer in their blue bottle. Great photo's and locations of where you can still find them. I forgot to mention the famous Broolyn Blackout Cake from Ovenly in Greenpoint Booklyn!

In my City travels yesterday, I was saddened to see how Art Brown Art Supply on W.45th had closed their doors. From my H.S. days to present I would buy art supplies and fountain pens from them.

Last edited by Sal (2014-01-16 20:25:27)



#2 2014-01-17 09:24:14

Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 3347

Re: New York Magazine

Good morning Sal, you sure jolted my memory on a lot of things I miss about having lived in NY.
You cannot find the variance of food NYkers may experiance any where else.... Often imitated but not the same.
The blackout cake and the blue seltzer bottles, ahh what memories.



#3 2014-01-17 12:51:54

Registered: 2008-05-12
Posts: 2492

Re: New York Magazine

Charolette Russe !  Now that's a real oldie for sure. My father used to buy me them all of the time,whenever we went "into New York". Manhattan was always New York back then. It's as if we lived in another state. LOL



#4 2014-01-17 22:54:37

Registered: 2008-05-12
Posts: 1416

Re: New York Magazine

what is a charlotte russe?is it a linzer tart?



#5 2014-01-18 02:11:09

Registered: 2008-12-13
Posts: 291

Re: New York Magazine

The Linzer Tart is a largish almond cookie with raspberry jam sandwiched in and also exposed through a hole in the top cookie, contrasting with a heavy coating of white powdered sugar.

The other day I enjoyed watching a couple of PBS videos* and it was Alan King I believe, waxing rhapsodic about the Charlotte Russe.

From wikipedia, "Charlotte Russe was also a dessert or on-the-go treat popular during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. It was sold in candy stores and luncheonettes throughout the five boroughs of New York. It consisted of a paper cup filled with yellow cake and whipped cream topped with half a maraschino cherry. The bottom of the cup is pushed up to eat."

* New York the way it was and Queens the way it was at...



#6 2014-01-18 17:55:45

Registered: 2009-03-01
Posts: 1343

Re: New York Magazine

I remember the Charlotte Russe was a springtime thing. The delis started getting them in around Easter time & they stopped when it became summer. I love Linzer Tarts. Especially the ones that all the delis seem to carry now. They're the large ones in shrink wrap, no brand name & they're usually @ the checkout counter @ the small local delis. Excellent cookie. I have to stop this. Bye



#7 2014-01-18 22:01:44

from 28th street
Registered: 2008-05-12
Posts: 581

Re: New York Magazine

In my neighborhood, Charlotte Russe was a fall thing, available in October thru Thanksgiving.
Loved them. Haven't seen them in years, though. Thanks for the memory, Sal.




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