06 March 2012

revuesday - B&H

One of the many things that I love about my schedule is that it occasionally permits me to sleep in, lazy around for a couple of hours, (window) shop around the city, and be a lady who lunches with any one of my equally schedule-fortunate gal pals.  Today, the roomie happened to have an early day in the city and suggested that I head in early as well so that we could indulge in a tasty lunch with each other.  Of course I said yes.  Especially when she suggested that lunch would be had at B&H... no one can say no to that!

B&H is an itty bitty restaurant that has probably been tucked into it's little nook at St. Marks and 2nd Avenue for about a thousand years.  Consisting of five tables and a deli counter, the place has the look and feel of a pop-in kind of lunch spot from the forties and fifties that hasn't changed and never will because it just works.  The kosher daily menu probably hasn't ever changed either - soups, sandwiches, knishes, pierogi and endless loaves of thick, eggy chalah.  The food here is simple, delicious, comforting and, at prices that barely break the bank, the plentiful servings are super satisfying.  Seriously, the portions are gigantic!  And the place is open all day so you can dine on your way home from the bar or on your way out (7AM - 11PM, hours that work with everyone's hectic schedule.)  It's tough to change your order and branch out enough to try some of the other menu items when you've found something as brilliant as the whitefish salad sandwich on thick, crusty challah bread with a side of borscht for on $10.  Maybe one of these days I'll try something else since it always looks so good. 

I'm not going to lie and say that I was thrilled to write up this review for all my lovely readers, especially the ones that reside in and around the five boroughs, but I had to.  Despite the fact that I'm terrified of not getting a seat at the counter on one of my visits to this gem of an eatery, I believe that everyone should know about one of the best cheap eat spots in the city.  And since it's been around forever so I trust that it isn't going anywhere.  Stop by, indulge, enjoy and savor in the classic New York-iness of it all!

1 comment:

  1. Dude, don't you just love NY? I'm eating dinner as I type this and those pictures are making me EVEN HUNGRIER! Thanks for sharing, I've never been!