I’ll take a non-real egg cream then.

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Ever since Jennifer 8 Lee wrote about the reemergence of the egg cream earlier this month in The New York Times, it’s seems everyone is going crazy over the drink, which contains no egg or cream.

The Second Avenue Deli provides a shot-sized version to all of its customers at the end of the meal.

Eater went to the Lower East Side to do some leg work. Their correspondent spoke with Fred Austin, co-owner of Katz’s Deli. He says, “The state of the egg cream is good. But it has to be served by a middle-aged Jewish guy with an unlit cigar clenched between his teeth and a wet napkin draped over his arm. Otherwise, it’s not a real egg cream.�

Posted on August 19, 2008

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