"Beef and--" and Dolan's restaurant (1865-1918)
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Some more from NEW YORK TIMES full text that I tried to copy yesterday. Who remembers Dolan's now?
14 September 1903, NEW YORK TIMES, pg. 7:
_Quick Lunch Pioneer Dead._
Patrick Dolan, proprietor of Dolan's restaurant at 3 Park Row, and known as the originator of the quick lunch counter, died yesterday afternnon at 4 o'clock of apoplexy.
28 October 1912, NEW YORK TIMES, pg. 11:
_JOHN MEEHEN, FRIEND OF POOR, IS DEAD._
_For years he had been known as the "Beef and Bean King."_
(He had taken over when Dolan originally fell ill--ed.)
2 May 1915, NEW YORK TIMES, pg. 15:
_DOLAN'S 50 YEARS OLD._
_Downtowners Celebrate Semi-Centennial of "Beef-And."_
On May 1, 1865, Patrick Dolan, now dead, and famous wherever "beef-and" are popular, opened a little restaurant in Ann Street...
21 December 1918, NEW YORK TIMES, pg. 21:
_"BEEF AND" DOLAN'S SHUT._
_Restaurant Long a Famous Downtown Meeting Place._
Dolan's restaurant of late years on Nassau Street, for more than fifty years widely knwon as the original "beef and" eating place, closed its doors last night, and in its place, shortly, will be a modern lunchroom.
30 April 1934, NEW YORK TIMES, pg. 15:
_ADAM BREDE DEAD;_
_NOTED FOR BEEF-AN'_
_His Cuisine at Dolan's in Park_
_Row Delighted Celebrated_
_Patrons for 40 Years._
_NAMED "SINKERS" BY DINERS._
Adam Brede, one of the famous characters of the old days on Park Row, who worked in Dolan's restaurant for forty years, 1877-1917, and cooked the beef-an' which made Dolan's popular, died yesterday at his home, 32-28 Decatur Avenue, the Bronx, at the age of 78 (...)
For nearly two generations Adam Brede knew nearly everybody of importance who worked in downtown New York, and many who journeyed to Park Row for some of the plain, well-cooked fare always obtainable in the little "beanery" opposite the postoffice.
Sinkers, as the customers called the chef, loved his work and cherished a store of recollections of his meeting with celebrities.
He cooked in various places...before Pat Dolan engaged him for his "beanery" at 3 Park Row.
("Sinkers"? Did he serve a lot of donuts? Did that term start here, also?--ed.)
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