New Hope - Canal House Restaurant - Early 1970's
Any of you remember this sweet little place on Mechanic Street. I have this memory concerning menu/service that's been with me for some time now and I'd sure like to hear from someone that remembers enough to possibly set me straight.
I remember my mother taking me there after shows at Lambertville Music Circus. We sat outside on the canal and there were het lamps. I loved the atmosphere but don't remember anything about the menu.
There were 2 women having lunch and the server (Joe Cavalluci) puts down 2 orders of shrimp and one women said why does she have 5 and I have 4 and Joe takes one shrimp off the plate throws it in the Canal and said now you both have 4.
And on NYEve you would throw all your dishes in the canal.
Was this right on the Delaware canal? I recall being at a restaurant (early 1960s) that was either the Canal House or up farther on the NJ side north of L'ville but I remember it being on the water with a spectacular westward view of a brilliant autumn sunset (while eating my first artichoke with hollandaise. Heaven!)