16 May 2011

so long to a seasonal sensation

A bit of a sad post today.  Let us all take a minute to reflect on a Coney Island favorite and give a moment to silence for Mr. Murray Handwerker.  The son of a Brooklyn pioneer and the brains behind turning Nathan's into a nation-wide all-American establishment.  He passed away over the weekend at 89 years old.  A lovely obituary in the Times recalls his childhood, raised in Brooklyn, his playpen a "3-by-3 crate the hot dog rolls used to come in."  

Summertime is almost here and it just wouldn't be the same without a good old-fashioned hot dog.  And nothing says it better than a day at Coney Island followed by a feast at Nathan's.  So here's to you Murray Handwerker!  You can relish in the fact that you made a self-proclaimed hot dog connoisseur happy, season after season.

a full belly of summertime yum!

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