Ben & Susan

September, 1981

From "The Dairy Restaurant" by Ben Katchor: "In my late twenties, I stopped there for a gefilte fish, soup, or a "special" omelet (chopped peppers, onion, mushrooms) with kasha every night before visiting the neighborhood bars. One evening, in 1981, a woman happened to sit on the one empty stool at the counter next to mine and asked me what I was eating (it was a plate of gefilte fish). We left together to take a walk and several years later got married. She explained that she had left a nearby movie theater and, while waiting in the cold for a bus, decided to go into the B&H for a bowl of hot soup. She knew exactly what it was that I was eating." The book:

B&H Dairy Kosher Restaurant