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... a good hot 25-cent meal sure hit me between the eyes.
Dairy Lunch I always assumed, when I saw "dairy lunches" mentioned in old ... this is the craziest kosher restaurant ever! So what is a dairy lunch, anyway?
[The "dairy lunch room" came to prominence in the ...
... I guess I've led a sheltered life or something. Seeing "Dairy Lunch" signs in at least a couple Shorpy photos and wasn't sure what it ... know more about this interesting term?
[More on the "dairy lunch" phenomenon here . - Dave]
Thanks Dave. In addition to ...
... many towns the main streets are so wide.
Note Murray's Dairy Lunch with Coca-Cola "at our fountain" sign. And at least two wholesale ... for a while but I'm double-parked.
Murray's Dairy Lunch Was Murray's the 1910 equivalent of the Kosher, Ratner's Dairy ...
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