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Original Pink Tea Cup

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A friend of mine, on his FB page, posted the new logo for the Pink Tea Cup, which is a riff on Los Pollos Hermanos from Breaking Bad. This got me wondering: what was the consensus as to the food at the original location? I'd eaten lunch there a few times when I worked in the WV a couple of years back, and was never that impressed by it; given my druthers, I much preferred Lederhosen, across the street (where lunch was heavy, cheap and DELICIOUS).

What's y'all's opinion of the old place?

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  1. I loved having weekend brunch at the old Pink Teacup. My favorite order was salmon cakes with eggs over easy & home fries & grits (with a giant pat of butter melting into them). I think it cost around $6. Sometimes I mixed it up and had fried whiting instead of salmon cakes - also pretty fantastic. It never occurred to me to go there for anything other than brunch, but I did have drinks once at the Pink Teacup's second incarnation on Seventh Ave. South. That restaurant didn't seem to have much in common with the original, and I never had a desire to return.

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    1. re: small h

      I used to enjoy the food at the Pink Tea Cup (Grove St), it was nothing gourmet, just down home "soul food". The whiting was good, and I seemed to always get collard greens, the corn bread, the grits and the fried chicken were memorable. So was the cozy Southern feel of the place and of course the flies.

    2. Hm. I'd gotten both the smothered pork chops and smothered chicken, which I thought paled in comparison to that of Monck's Corner, the Hell's Kitchen southern food joint that I loved so much in the late 90s. I can't remember if I'd tried the fried chicken, but nothing ever really jumped out at me there.

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      1. re: howdini

        When I lived on Barrow st in 1986 I had a Saturday morning breakfast at the Pink Tea Cup. It was so cute and homey. I had eggs, potatoes, grits and coffee. It was quite mediocre all round.

        1. re: chervil9

          Chervil9 is correct. Nice place, nice people, mediocre food.