Friday, August 15, 2008

Pasty's, Revered In East Harlem And NYC, Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary Next Tuesday, Rolls Back Prices 80 Years. Fo Real

photo of Patsy's in E. Harlem from Flickr user Slice

Via Harlem One Stop comes word of what might turn out to be an overwhelming event.
"Grilled 12 ounce New York cut steak, 90 cents? Grilled Salmon filet served with fresh lemon, 90 cents? Original coal oven pizza, 60 cents? Soda, ice tea, bottled water, 10 cents? Yes, unbelievable but true. Patsy's Restaurant a landmark East Harlem institution will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary by rolling back to the 1930s...

Patsy's first opened its New York City location at 2287-91 1st Avenue in 1933, having been the dream of a pair of Italian Immigrant newlyweds, Patsy and Carmella Lancieri. Patsy's established itself as a family style" old fashion type" neighborhood restaurant immediately. Positioning itself in the neighborhood, Patsy's catered to the growing population of Italian immigrants who longed for the cuisine of their fatherland in a casual family style atmosphere.

Patsy's will be celebrating this momentous occasion by rolling back all its prices on its menu...We will enjoy music, food and yes, the traditional cutting of the cake. Happy Birthday Patsy's!"
Grilled Salmon filet served with fresh lemon, for 90 cents?!?! That is indeed correct.

Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Time: Press Conference begins at 11:30 AM
Event begins at 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location: 2287 First Avenue, New York
117 - 118 Street 1st Avenue (map)

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