Monday, June 30, 2008

Reader feedback (Danny, GK)

Lately, I've been hearing from a lot of people about the various Dubrow's foods they miss. It's all about the food, which makes sense, since first and foremost, Dubrow's was a restaurant. But if there's one thing we've learned in the past three and a half years I've been keeping this blog, it's that it's so much more.

Danny Karron writes:
"Our (my brother Abe and I) dad Edward Karron was (best?) friends with Irwin Dubrow. My brother and I were ruminating if we could id Irwin from a bunch of wedding pictures Abe had scanned. I found you from the Dubrows Cafeteria wiki entry which pointed to your web site. I'm getting hungry just thinking about the place. I think I still remember the stuffed cabbage or the Blintzes. I'm getting indigestion thinking of them at the same time."

GK commented on an old post:
"My favorite was the cheese blintzes with sour cream. I have never had better. My sister would always get the cottage cheese and sour cream with vegetables. I also loved making lemon soda with the seltzer water dispenser and free lemons from the fish counter."


Anonymous said...

So glad to see this blog.

My quick memory: when I moved back to NYC after a long absence, occasionally I would go to the Dubrow's on Seventh and a cafeteria that used to be at 23rd and Sixth. Does anyone remember that?

Dubrow's, I remember, used to have great veal breast. Sort of bony but good. The ambience alone was worth the trip.

I remember well when Dubrow's shut in 1985. Not sure about the one on 23rd. I guess it was around that time.

In the Bronx, where I grew up, we used to have cafterias on Fordham, Jerome near Burnshide, 161st Street, and of course 167th Street. I believe the owner of the last one was robbed and shot shortly before it closed. The one on 161st was around quite a while, perhaps into the early Nineties.

Eve said...

Well welcome! I'm glad you stopped by.

I do not recall ever hearing about a cafeteria on the 23rd and Sixth, but I will check around. I just received a wealth of information from a relative that I will be posting here soon.

I also don't think Dubrow's had any cafeterias in the Bronx, but I know at the height of Dubrow's success there were a few other cafeteria chains which may have been similar.

Marcia said...

Hi all,

The cafeteria on the corner of 23rd and 6th was called the Paradise Cafeteria (I'm not kidding). It was L-shaped with a bar on the 23rd street side and a cafeteria on the 6th Avenue side. I photographed there quite a bit.