All in New York City History
The LaSalle Cafeteria was open 24 hours a day and one could count on meeting noted Jazz musicians there at any time. It was ideally located next to the China Doll Club and the Palladium Ballroom.
"Carvel Ice Cream, that was a suburban thing man! Growing up in the South Bronx [in the 1970s] we never had luxuries like Carvel or Mc Donald’s. Those companies never considered opening franchises in the Bronx, they were too scared. When we thought of Carvel growing up, we thought of about the suburbs, you know Long Island, Westchester, and places like that.”
FDR enjoyed the hot dogs so much that he had them served to dignitaries at White House events and sent them to the Yalta summit to share with Britain’s Winston Churchill and the Soviet Union’s Joseph Stalin.
Host Fred Opie talks to author Paul Freedman about his new book Ten Restaurants That Changed the World. Paul Friedman is professor of history at Yale University.