Thursday, December 29, 2005

Dubrow's teaspoon for sale on Ebay

Sadly, the auction is already over.

Here's the bid:
You are bidding on a vintage silver plated iced tea spoon from the long closed Dubrow's Cafeteria in New York City. Until it closed in 1985, the cafeteria was a fixture in the Garment District at 7th Avenue at 38th Street and was the location for filming the PBS movie "The Cafeteria", a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Spoon handle is marked "dubrow's" Manufacturer stamp on back of handle is "R.W.& S." A great piece of memorabilia!

Spoon is in very good condition with no rusting or noticeable defects. Silver plate appears intact with some areas of scratching and wear, particularly on the underside of the bowl. The blackness of the bowl you see is from the scan, not the spoon. It is shiny!

Buyer pays $3.00 USPS First Class shipping which includes insurance. Will combine shipping on multiple wins. U.S. Buyers only. Will only ship in U.S. Will accept personal check (shipping delayed until check clears), money order or cashiers check. Sorry, no PayPal. Buyer must pay within 10 days. Buyer must e-mail seller within 3 days. Thanks for bidding!

Starting bid - $9.99. Ebay user “caddie49”

Here's a link to the archived listing on Ebay, which includes a picture.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Dubrow's across politics

I am learning that Dubrow's Cafeteria was loved by people of all political beliefs, as well as by people of different cultures and religions. To me, this is one of the wonderful things about a restaurant, especially a cafeteria-style restaurant. It brings the community together, and some things become bigger than politics.

Here's two blogs I've found that represent the spectrum of political opinions, but that both mention a love of Dubrow's.

In Down with Tyranny, kenniny writes: "I've met every Democratic president since a horse in JFK's "motorcade" stepped on my foot in front of Dubrow's Cafeteria on Kings Highway when I was a child." (Nov 4, 2005)

On the other end of the political spectrum, Linda SoG writes that among her Brooklyn memories is one of "...going round and round the revolving door at Dubrow's Cafeteria under the El on the Highway."

Two vantage points by two different people who share a love of the same city and a restaurant - isn't that what community is all about?