Three Good Things: Hot Dogs, History, Cookies


1 This absolutely fascinating video of the charming Ed Beller, the sheet-metal man who produced one of the city’s earliest stainless-steel hot dog carts in 1949, and revolutionized the street food scene. It’s part of Lunch Hour NYC, the free exhibit exploring the evolution of lunch in the city, which opens tomorrow. [NYPL]

2 Cookbook author and pop-up cookie queen, Dorie Greenspan, will open two cookie shops this summer. One will be in the Essex Street Market, and the other in La Marqueta. [Diner’s Journal]

3 This lovely tour of the international food pavilions at the 1939 World’s Fair, and other highlights, which had a tremendous impact on New York City’s dining culture. [EaterNY]