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Classic Foods from Manhasset area?

thekate1010 Jun 12, 2012 11:20 AM

I am looking to get a gift for my dad who grew up in Manhasset in the 50's/60's. I would love to find something essential to that area I could order for him that would bring back fond memories. Any ideas?

  1. EM23 Jun 17, 2012 11:05 AM

    The only food-related place that I can think of that is still around from the 50’s and 60’s is now called Edison’s – a popular bar/restaurant. It has had a few other names over the years including Publican’s and Dicken’s. It is a Plandome Road institution, probably best known for hamburgers and beer. Not very gift-worthy items. However, there is a memoir, The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer, that chronicles the author’s youth in Manhasset and specifically the time he spent at Publican’s/ Edison’s as a kid, that is very good read. http://www.amazon.com/The-Tender-Bar-A-Memoir/dp/0786888768

    And there is another title, Manhasset Stories, that tells of growing up in Manhasset in the 50’s & 60’s. http://www.amazon.com/Manhasset-Stori...

    1. mcf Jun 17, 2012 09:05 AM

      The single memorable food from Manhasset has to be the famous, fabulous, popovers from Patricia Murhpy's. Here's a thread about the place. The restaurant is long gone. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/253682 Found some more links:


      This is about the NYC location, but it evokes the era and atmosphere really well:

      The location: http://www.longislandmemories.org/cdm...

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      1. re: mcf
        PHREDDY Jun 18, 2012 07:18 PM

        She had a sister and that restaurant was Lorraine Murphy's....if you remember they knocked it down and built a Bennihanna there...(I was the plumbing contractor for Bennihanna's)

      2. monalisawoman Jun 15, 2012 03:01 AM

        Would he have gone to Louie's in Port Washington??
        They have changed hands, but maybe it would make him feel nostalgic for seafood from home.

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