I first heard about this old school diner/luncheonette called, “Cup & Saucer” over at the blog One More Folded Sunset, and I keep meaning to go, because who knows how long it will survive. Hopefully it will be there forever, but you never know in this day and age when it might morph into something horrible, like a Subway “sandwich” shop. Today, I thought I’d go to Canal Street and take some photos as I wander down towards the Cup & Saucer and then get something to eat at that vintage luncheonette. So here we go!
Okay, as Danny the Freelancer pointed out in last Sunday's post, I hit the Powerball on my ticket, so I thought I'd cash it in before we go. It's worth four bucks.
But instead of cash, I rolled it over into four numbers for tonight's Mega-Millions from my Lottery-selling friend down the street. It's up to 51 million bucks, I'll check it later today, tomorrow's post could be pretty wild if the numbers come in!
A couple were in Union Square offering up free hugs...
So I hugged it out, bitches! Free Lotto tickets and hugs, so far everything's going my way today!
Okay, it was an uneventful subway ride and here we are at Canal Street.
Canal Street is crowded as we make our way to Cup & Saucer.
I love the Chinese neon in Chinatown.
Aaaahhh! There's no escape!
Someone alert RuPaul, it's the Year of Drag!
And here we are at the Cup & Saucer. It doesn't get much more old-school than this!
What a great sign! It practically screams out: "Fuck you, Subway!"
The luncheonette is a narrow, shotgun space with a counter and stools on one side...
With small seating areas looking out at the street on the opposite side. Nice and cozy in here.
The menus hang overhead, behind the counter.
Here's John, who runs the show in here. A nice and hardworking fellow.
And here's a couple of the guys assembling and cooking food. Opera snippets are being sung by the closest fellow and it gives the place a festive feeling.
This gentlemen was busy too, but paused to give a smile to the TWM (thanks DD!) camera!
Okay, I'm starvin' like Marvin over here, time to check the menu!
I was tempted to get the pancakes or French toast...
But I try to eat pretty healthy through the week to make up for all the junk I throw down over the weekend! I got coleslaw and a chicken Caesar wrap with a pickle. It was delicious! And nutritious!
Hey...wait a second...are you seeing what I'm seeing? A CBBM mutation has invaded this blog now! There's no escape! Aaahhhh!
Bonus Photo From Danny the Freelancer!
Danny the Freelancer sent in the photo below, which to me looks like either a really tiny man with a guitar or a giganzo guitar with a man. Here's what Danny said in his email: "I took this, this past summer on 41st and 7th Ave. The biggest Flying V I have ever seen and it sounded great!" Thanks for the photo, Danny, very cool!