Knife and Fork in New York
Mackall, Lawton. Knife and Fork in New York, Where to Eat, What to Order. Second Edition. 1949. Book is in very good condition; dust jacket is in very good minus condition—jacket spine shows small chip and is mildly faded.
The Stork Club, El Morocco, the Colony, Quo Vadis, 21, and Sardi’s are just a few of the restaurants and nightclubs included in this mid-20th Century profile of the New York dining scene. The author was a food enthusiast who wrote for Vanity Fair and Esquire. Depending on the restaurant, the format varies, but on the more prominent venues, there is as much dish on the clientele as there is on the dishes served. The flavor of midcentury New York is throughout.
“If your grandfather owned a few banks, a couple of railroads, and maybe a chain of stores or a shipping line, [El Morocco] is where you’ll be spending your evenings.”