Lunch Hour NYC

Photograph: Courtesy New York Public Library
New York Automat
The New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Midtown West Friday June 22 2012 10:00 - 18:00
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: The New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Address: Fifth Ave
New York

Cross street: at 42nd St
Opening hours: Mon, Thu–Sat 10am–6pm; Tue, Wed 10am–8pm; Sun 1–5pm
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, M to 42nd St–Bryant Park; 7 to Fifth Ave
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