Russ & Daughters: a true food experience
New York classic, packed, busy, efficient, inspiring, delicious, mouth-watering. I visited Russ & Daughters on Sunday morning to pick up some brunch items (Holland herring, pickled herring with onions in cream sauce, bagels, sable). The line was long and the place looked packed. Pick up a numbered ticket and wait your turn. The short wait gives you the chance to figure out what you want, which isn't that easy. You will also have the time to take in the whole experience and while you do, you realize the people that work there know what they are doing - and they do it with love and efficiency.
I cannot believe this was my first visit to this New York staple, but I know I will be back very soon. Incidentally, the Holland herring served just plain was amazing.