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The Times They Are A'Changin'.
Posted by Richard
on 4/8/2019, 8:59 am
The mention of Shrimp in Lobster Sauce, see the posts below, brought to mind... It has been truly said that a good Chinese restaurant in a Jewish neighborhood can't miss. 25 years ago, my neighborhood, this neighborhood was mostly Jewish and we had several good Chinese restaurants to chose from. Slowly the character of the neighborhood began to change. The Jewish population got older, moved to assisted living, or to nursing homes, or to the next world and the vacuum was filled by Mexicans and Central Americans. The Chinese restaurants closed and were replaced by restaurants that catered to Mexican and Central American tastes. Fried Rice was replaced by Rice and Beans. Don't get me wrong, I'm fine with Rice and Beans and Pork Chunks and Fried Plantains but I wish we had a really good Chinese restaurant close by.
In the same vein... When the Neighborhood was Jewish, we had a good N.Y.C. style cafeteria (Think Garfield's Cafeteria, corner of Church and Flatbush, gone these many years) just around the corner but it closed also and for the same reasons that the Chinese
Composing this post has made me slightly depressed and perhaps I shouldn't have done it but you can't un-ring a bell. I'm going to the Gym.
- The Times They Are A'Changin'. - Richard 4/8/2019, 8:59 am
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