Originally Posted by vanwingen
Here might be an interesting topic.
One day I was making a much requested passed down family recipe for "City Chicken". While making it I realized something....... You can't get this meal in any grocery store (anymore), and aside from a couple polish restaurants in Hamtramick, Michigan this ever so requested comfort food meal isnt availble in any restaurant. (I'm hundreds of miles from Hamtramick, MI)
Does anyone else know of any other "meals" OR "foods" that fall in this same category OR have become extinct like City Chicken ????
Great topic, vanwingen! Never having heard of City Chicken, I did some poking around. The results I found was it is not chicken. During the depression when chicken was too expensive, the dish was made with pork and shaped in the form of chicken drumsticks or on skewers?
There was a great Polish restaurant in the East Village in NYC I miss, growing up in the Big Apple. A restaurant that served several different stuffed pierogies, and a great breakfast menu. I miss a little restaurant chain? called Chock Full o' Nuts - cream cheese on date nut bread, a cup o coffee and a brownie. Sandwiches were very thin - almost like tea sandwiches, but bigger.
I remember? a place called Tad's Steak House ? growing up. Great steak and all the fixin's. The food at the Horn & Hardhart Automat (sp?) in NYC. Sure there are others. Will have to go back in my memory bank.