Most of us know of and shop at Fairway;
(Source: newyorksocialdiary.com) we go to the one on Broadway at 74th Street to get fresh organic fruits, vegetables and meat.
It took us a while, however, to actually eat in the upstairs cafe
but now that we’ve found our way there, it has become a regular of ours. One nice thing is that it’s on the second floor and we can look at leafy Broadway from above.
The other is that it has a nice homey feeling, with a simple menu, including old friends like cinnamon toast that you can hardly find any place else and a really fine selection of fresh baked goods.
After my lox,onions and eggs with a poppyseed bagel and our friends’ omelets and soft-shelled crab, we indulged in some homemade strawberry shortcake and
one of my favorites, strawberry-rhubarb pie, tangy and crusty.
Remember, when you ask them to warm pie up, to tell them not to put it in the microwave–you lose all the crustiness that way. The Fairway folks knew that and warmed it in the oven, a sure sign of a good place.
Look for the vase of flowers
and walk right in. I understand that at night when they serve their much-vaunted steaks, there are tablecloths. We’ll try it soon and let you know. Prices are very reasonable.