"Lunch Hour NYC"

Photograph: Courtesy New York Public Library
New York Automat
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Midtown West Tuesday December 18 2012 10:00 - 20:00
Before food trucks and Seamless, there were nickel-operated, grub-dispensing automats and Haim's Quick Lunch Restaurant. Learn about the evolution of New York's midday meal at this culinary exhibit charting the rise of New York traditions like the hot dog stand and the power lunch. Check out photographs, once-secret recipes and menus from landmarks like Delmonico's and Sardi's, as well as a restored chrome-and-glass automat machine.
Venue name: New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Contact:
Address: Fifth Ave
New York
10036
Cross street: at 42nd St
Opening hours: Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat 10am–6pm; Tues, Wed 10am–8pm; Sun 1–5pm Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Public Catalog Room are temporarily closed 
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, M to 42nd St–Bryant Park; 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central
Event website: http://nypl.org/lunchhour