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#1 2012-01-13 12:17:56

CharlieP.
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Horn and Hardarts

Any body remember where they were ? My father used to like the coffee they had there.

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#2 2012-01-13 12:39:39

james
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Re: Horn and Hardarts

86th 3rd & lex
56th  east carnagie hall
14th union square & 2nd

Great homemade cookin entrees served cafeteria style.... pies, sandwich
thru the compartment w/glass window

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#3 2012-01-13 12:48:22

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I loved their baked macaroni inside the little window compartments. I would eat that and top it off with a piece of pie.....Just  Soooo good.

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#4 2012-01-13 13:23:19

paddy moore
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Rice pudding,  I live for their rice pudding

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#5 2012-01-13 13:37:10

ed d
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Re: Horn and Hardarts

There was one on broadway about 46th street...also one in Fresh meadows near the movies.

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#6 2012-01-13 15:24:10

Olivia
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I loved H&H. Can't remember where they were. I worked as a file clerk in a bldg @ 42nd & 3rd in my teen years. We used to shop @ a nearby Korvette's & eat @ an H&H near the bldg. That's about as close as I can figure it.

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#7 2012-01-13 15:35:06

mango
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Best hot chocclate,yummy

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#8 2012-01-13 17:06:22

westsidegirl
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Re: Horn and Hardarts

When I was a little girl we used to go to one in the 50s on the West Side.  What a treat.  Does anyone remember Child's?  There was one on Columbus Circle.

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#9 2012-01-13 20:10:33

ed d
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I remember Childs, also Toffenettis, Longchamps, Lindys, Jack Dempseys, Luchows and all the rest of the greats that have gone away.

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#10 2012-01-13 22:20:25

DrSteve
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Re: Horn and Hardarts

Great Topic CharlieP. I loved those restaurants. I remember going to them as a kid with my father, although I don't remember where exactly they were located. I clearly remember how the person behind the "change" counter would shoot change at you on a smooth white marble counter. I fondly recall watching the "serpent heads" dispensing coffee that you would place an empty coffee cup in front of. What fun it was to look at all those "windows" loaded with all kinds of great sandwiches, foods and of course desserts like neverending pies and cakes. The most fun was watching what would almost immediately happen just as soon as you would remove a food item from the window compartment. Suddenly...the back of the compartment would open for just a split second and presto there would be a replacement item back in that same window...almost as if you had never even removed the original item! I also recall sitting at various tables that were located on different levels within the restaurant and always seeing some poor "down on their luck" characters who would be seated alone at tables that had at least four different types of condiments on them. I don't know what fascinated me about the "Automats" but I always had a "good and warm" feeling about them. Perhaps my connection to them was the wonderful memories I had spending special time with my father either going to a museum, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Radio City, or just a movie and then ending the day with a trip to the Automat in Manhattan. Thanks for the memories....DrSteve

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#11 2012-01-14 14:19:25

jo
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Re: Horn and Hardarts

there was a horn and hardart in fresh meadows where hooters is now on 190th street i remember going there as a kid  next to the meadows movie theater

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#12 2012-01-14 16:13:06

Pomonoker
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I think there was also one on Northern Blvd in Flushing.

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#13 2012-01-14 19:58:52

Mike
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Re: Horn and Hardarts

I went to The Oyster Bar in GCT for the first time sometime in the early 80's.
The ceiling gave me a flashback of being in a Horn and Hardarts (or some Automat) in Manhattan as a very little kid.
Was there a H&H with a similar ceiling, tiled and a lot of arches?

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#14 2012-01-15 17:18:46

Jack
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My mother worked for H&H for many years and my father for a short time, which is where they met. I guess I owe my exsistance to the personnel manager of Horn & Hardarts. LOL  The store on Broadway and 50-something street was gigantic. Their employee kids' Christmas parties were great.

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#15 2012-01-16 08:04:29

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Does anyone remember the Horn & Hardard Childrens hour. I believe it was a talent show of sorts that was on TV in the early 50's. Ed Herlihy ( I think that's the way It's spelled) may have been a host on the show.

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#16 2012-01-16 18:39:47

ed d
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Plunk Your Magic twanger..FROGGY!!

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#17 2012-01-16 19:25:59

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Ed I thought we weren't going to use ethnic expressions on this forum.... FROGGY?....LOL

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#18 2012-01-17 00:01:58

ed d
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I apologize dere ....you hoser

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#19 2012-01-17 07:45:59

jimbo
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Hoser oui moi Mon ami.

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#20 2012-01-17 10:50:25

CharlieP.
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Re: Horn and Hardarts

Ich verstehen Sie nicht.

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#21 2012-01-17 11:34:29

jimbo
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The league of nations has spoken!

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#22 2012-01-17 12:54:08

Jack
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Sorry, Ed, but plunk your magic twangger, Froggy, was not on H&H Children's Hour but on the Buster Brown Show with Andy Devine. "That's my dog, Tygg (? sp.), he lives in a shoe. I'm buster Brown, look for me in there, too. "Hi'ya, kids. Hi'ya hi'ya." (spoken in frog voice)
Yes, Jimbo, it was ed Herlihey.  How about Major Bowes' Ameteur Hour?  Lots of early R&R acts, as youngsters got their first exposure there.

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#23 2012-01-17 14:31:16

ed d
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Jack...I knew that, just trying to be cute.   I remember the smoke and froggy popping out with his gravelly voice. HIYa kids, hiya hiya..I also remember Ed Herlihy with the Kraft Hour on TV where he was always touting some disgusting recipes like taking Miracle Whip and mixing it with Apple Juice, and adding campfire marshmallows  to make a WONDERFUL refreshing dessert.  UGH!!

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#24 2012-01-19 13:15:54

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Re: Horn and Hardarts

I enjoyed this Automat short story I came across a few years ago...

http://passingtrains.blogspot.com/2004/11/automat.html

Last edited by MacTAC (2012-01-19 13:16:38)

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#25 2012-01-21 07:30:15

jimbo
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MacTac, good find with regards to the Automat.... Thanks for sharing.

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