Friday, May 13, 2016

Ruskay's Postcard

A few years ago I made this post about Ruskay's, the iconic restaurant on Columbus Avenue, where I used to spend my Monday nights playing solo flute music.

I finally found my cherished copy of the postcard that the owners used to give to favored guests. The name of the restaurant is not identified, but the photographer, Alan McCord, is. I hope that this post finds its way to people who remember Ruskay's.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I worked there and I remember the AMAZING window displays. One time they filled it with sacks and sacks of rice and green cut bamboo. Another time they made a forest of oak leaves and pink long stem roses in wine buckets. I worked bakery, I worked prep, I worked the line at brunch and made more porkburgers and broiled lobster than I can count (good brownies, too).We worked prep in a basement kitchen one level down. We ate breakfast and drank after shift on your balcony. I was one of the very first women in professional kitchens and bakeries, late 1970's. I was blessed to be there, with all the celebrities who came in all night long and locals. I worked for the owners at the Empire, too.