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!|