“Any great restaurant is a place for meeting and communicating — not dining, communicating. This was a very special place because it crossed political lines, athletic, literary, entrepreneurial. People who came here were in advertising and political life, law enforcement, writing, poetry — everything that happens in New York was represented by people that came into Elaine’s.” –Gay Talese, asked by Grub Street about his memories of Elaine’s, which had its last call last night
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