The Edible Guide

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Grand Central Oyster Bar

I’ve been coming here since I was a baby, and just the aroma of the stew—that mixture of cream, Worcestershire sauce and oyster liquor makes me imagine my father is there, sitting on the next stool. I never eat at a table, and I can’t understand how anyone would sit anywhere but at the old counter, in front of the stew cooks. On the way out, I always stop at the whispering gallery, to tell my secrets to the wall. —Ruth Reichl

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