Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Coffee Shop

On the eve of the impending storm- Sandy, I ate at Coffee Shop. Disasters in NY tend to bring out an odd collection of locals looking for a momentary thrill, before oncoming uncertainty. coffee Shop holds memories of the 80's in all it's glory. The apathetic modelesque servers, the booths and banquettes are all retro fun. The Brazilian/Latin influenced food is a hit or miss and that night it was a big hit. The roast chicken dinner $15.95 took twenty minutes to come out, but when it did it was a thing of beauty. Roast perfectly, darkly with yellow rice, red beans and big pieces of well cooked sweet plantains(maduros). The resulting meal offered comfort on a night most of us needed it. The really should renovate those black, club-club like cubicles called the ladies room Coffee Shop was once-upon a time the highest grossing restaurant in Manhattan and they could well affford it. GO!

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