Russ and Daughter’s Cafe is Open!

IMG_2835Back in March I wrote about the opening of the very first Russ and Daughter’s cafe. Today I walked by it and was extremely excited to see that it is open!  Russ and Daughters is a New York/Lower East Side institution, a purveyor of smoked fish, caviar and other “appetizers” for over a hundred years.  The store is in its original space and looks pretty much the same as it did when it opened.  Wisely, the restaurant has been designed to look like modern version of the store only with places to sit.  IMG_2837Like the store the cafe has historical pictures and artifacts everywhere.IMG_2844IMG_2843I can’t wait to go have lunch!  It’s open from 10am to 10 pm and if you are visiting the city you must make a stop here.

Will report back after my first experience.

 

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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