Monday, April 20, 2009

Those Lobster Palaces!

In Marie Ganz's memoir she recounts a curbside speech where she beseeches the crowd to go "up to those lobster palaces you hear so much about, walk in, order a meal and tell them to send the bill to the mayor!"

Here is a great article on just what those lobster palaces were - "gaudy" and "extravagant" restaurants catering to the theatre crowd, incorporating intimate seating with fine dining and live entertainment! There are some really fun anecdotes shared here too.

Thanks Edwardian Promenade!