Welcome to Saturday Night Five, where we shine a light on the best quips, barbs, burns, and nuggets of truth from Eater NY commenters. Here's this week's cream of the crop:
5) Blueglass is a fan of the old Waverly Restaurant design:
I have gone there (not too recently) for at least 50 years. Hope they don't mess it up. The food was not great but the diner was.4) Gargupie comments on the success of the Kelvin Natural Slush Co.:
With all the administrative restrictions on food trucks, let's try to provide them a platform to celebrate their success. Even if it's a wall and mortar venue, the sweat and blood that go into such entrepreneurship is still very intense and money-costing. While I'm not a food truck follower, I do applaud their tenacity and commitment to their works. Besides, it's a different culinary culture to introduce the mass to something different from our typical deli sandwiches or "express business lunch" prix-fixes.
3) Olde Skool is not interested in the lobster-topped hot dog at Harry's Rooftop Bar:
This is like putting a silk hat on a pig.. (I just had to)..2) An anonymous commenter on the Littleneck crew raising money on Kickstarter:
For $5000 I should get a piece of ownership and a share of revenue!1) Sean Sculley remembers restaurateur George Lang:
He was a blithe spirit, a highly cultivated and accomplished man who gave his all to his adopted country and New York City. He turned the Cafe des Artistes into an urbane and ebullient boite, where one's sense of delight was multiplied ingenuously as were mirrored images of Howard Chandler Christy's frolicking nymphs. His staff, taking after Mr Lang, were as gimlet eyed and as ever attentive as he. His books, among them, "Nobody Knows the Truffles I've Seen", are and will both remain as joyful and instructive.· All Previous Editions of Saturday Night Five [~ENY~]
A Man for all Seasons to whom Seasoning perfectly was second nature.
Thank you Mr. Lang.