Restaurant icon Elaine Kaufman dies at 81...

You could write books about the goings on at Elaine's on New York's Upper East Side since its opening in 1963. And they would all be true: the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful. It was always a trip spending time here, Elaine's personal celebrity/literary salon, where I managed to catch glimpses, even chatted to, such a wide cross section of artists from Baryshnikov to Woody Allen, from Mick Jagger to Gregory Peck. Though I never really had a bad meal here, it was never about the food; it was an ongoing nightly show side show that usually began late in the evening until the wee hours.
It was so New York, I do hope they can keep Elaine's alive...Any memories out there?

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