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Old 10-05-2004, 03:56 PM   #11
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You guys are terrific...what great memories.
No, YOU'RE terrific for the memories. I grew up in NYC from 1950-1973 - in the same apartment building! I remember everything you mentioned. I gotta add black & white cookies to your list. I make egg creams for my 12 yr. old stepson now. What I missed for years are bailys. This summer when my Mom visited me she brought a dozen (she lives in B'klyn now). I still have a few in my freezer. On Sunday mornings my dad used to fry up kippered herring. The whole building reeked of it. Then there was downtown, smelling from vendors' roasted chestnuts and huge salted pretzels.
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Old 10-05-2004, 05:55 PM   #12
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Grew up in Brooklyn also.

Loved the seafood, particularly in Sheepshead Bay. McGinnis and Ross, Lundy's, and I know I have forgotten a few (can sort of remember where they were located but heck if I can recall the names). The mussels and clams, raw and cooked, and the fish, crabs, and lobster, none were better.

Loved all the food sold at Italian festivals.

And scungilli (conch) with any type of gravy. Have not found that stuff anywhere outside of NYC.

And Weiss' in Broad Channel Queens. That place sold everything from hamburgers (in the best tasting caramelized onions) and hot dogs, to clams, to fried almost anything, and a dynamite lobster bisque. The place was an adventure in eating. Too bad it has been gone for many years.

And the Kosher delis. As teens we would buy their hot dogs with the great kraut and knishes on Christmas Eve, to be eaten before we decorated the tree.

And I would be greatly remiss if I did not mention Fox's Ubet (chocolate syrup), without which an egg cream could not exist.

Thanks folks for allowing me to dig up some very special memories.
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Old 10-05-2004, 06:04 PM   #13
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And I would be greatly remiss if I did not mention Fox's Ubet (chocolate syrup), without which an egg cream could not exist
Bingo!
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I have never had an egg cream.. but you all make it sound so good. They don't have anything like that around here in western ny.
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Old 10-05-2004, 07:09 PM   #15
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Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast(all time favorite)
Chicken Gizzard and Rice Soup
Mince Meat Tarts
English Pancakes
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Old 10-05-2004, 08:13 PM   #16
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I have not had Ubet in years. A while ago a supermarket here in MA had it in stock. We bought them out. we had cases of the stuff in our garage. Man I miss that stuff!
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Pretty much everything mom made I would eat. If she made dog food I would probably have eaten that. Dad would have eaten squirrel brains if mom made them.
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pineapple upside down cake...my mother made it for me all the time.
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Old 10-05-2004, 08:43 PM   #19
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I have never had an egg cream.. but you all make it sound so good. They don't have anything like that around here in western ny.
Take a large glass and mix a couple of tablespoons of chocolate syrup with about 1/4 cup of milk. While stirring, add seltzer until if froths and fills the glass. Grab a straw and enjoy.
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Old 10-06-2004, 11:21 AM   #20
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GB, I Googled Fox's Ubet and apparently you can get the stuff through the web.

Hope this helps.
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