The Automat

Discussion in 'Food and Wine' started by Gavvy Cravath, Sep 2, 2006.

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  1. Mr. Wet Wooly

    Mr. Wet Wooly

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    Last night, the little sign on one of the compartments said 'WHAT MEN NEED MOST WHEN THEY'RE AWAY FROM THEIR WIVES'. I was horny and curious, so I put in my change, unzipped my fly and put in Junior. After three minutes of excruciating pain, I removed my cock and a shirt button was sewed to the tip of it.
  2. justlooking

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    The problem is, you never know if you're going to get one of the compartments with a mouth behind it or one of the ones with a meat grinder.
  3. Mr. Wet Wooly

    Mr. Wet Wooly

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    The bathroom? The other night I just stuck my cock in one of the little food compartments and was in high heaven.
  4. neilz

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    Their baked beans and mac & cheese were the greatest. I loved watching the change guy slide 20 nickles at you from a pile with 2 hands after you gave him a dollar.
  5. vermeer

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    sooner or later these will turn into homeless shelters and hoor offices. $5 suck in the bathroom.
  6. benisbig

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    The new automat on St. Marks is pretty good. It's not like the old ones where there were places to sit down and eat this is more like a fast food automat.
  7. Rokin

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    Correct.
    I was there a few times.
    Last time I visited (many years ago) when I went to take the food out of the little vending box/glass (whatever you call it) a bug was in there with the food. Yuck!
  8. Mr. Wet Wooly

    Mr. Wet Wooly

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    The food is Asian themed. Roast pork buns, that sort of thing.
  9. VirKodo

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    Stop By the new Bamn Automat. The food was really good. I had two teriyaki chicken burgers. $2 each. They were fersh and juicy. Hit the spot. According to TV interviews with the owners, the food won't be held longer than 15 or 20 minutes. I don't remember the exact amount of time but I do remeber it's no more than 20 minutes to insure freshness.
  10. justbill_redux

    justbill_redux King Missile

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    From a post by redleg609 from 2002

    http://utopiaguide.com/forums/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=117558
  11. Troutman

    Troutman Paste

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    I remember going there with my father. The franks and beans had this thin crust over the top that can only be gotten by sitting idly in a Horn & Hardart's Automat cupboard. It was great!
  12. greyfox

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    This is the art deco building that housed an automat on West 57 St.It's being demolished to build a Hilton Grand Vacation Club.

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    Real automat on 42nd street.
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    Doris Day at a Hollywood version of an automat in "That Touch of Mink"(Mantle ,Maris and Berra are in the movie too!)
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  13. Ozzy

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    That could be it. It was a major intersection (two way street).... S/E corner I think? At least the one I'm thinking of.
  14. DoNotDisturb

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    I think it may have been 42nd and Lex
  15. Ozzy

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    Someone tried about ten years or so back to reinvent the auto-mat didn't they? I think it was on a corner of Madison or Lex in the 50's. It was over priced and quality was typical shit. The novelty like the old 50's drive ups is dead.
  16. elmo16

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    I've been to Automats when I was very young. They were quick, easy, fun and very inexpensive. I especially liked the franks and bean plate. Towards the end of their existence, they became a hangout for the homeless, and became run down dumps.

    They remained in business for a while after that as cafeterias, but it just wasn't the same.
  17. jras

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    yummmmmm

    Small versions of those are all over Amsterdam. Excellent for the munchies after a visit to the "coffee shop".
    Spam sushi?
    (say what?)
  18. Gavvy Cravath

    Gavvy Cravath Moderator Emeritus

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    I have heard stories about these places from yesteryear from time to time. We actually have a toy one that we set up at Christmas time at my parents house (along with a lot of vintage 30's and 40's toy cars and figurines).

    My 65 year old co-worker loved the automat. Another girl that just turned 40 remembered her parents taking her to one in mid-town in the early 70's.

    And now, the "automat" returns. Has anyone tried this joint? I think I'm going to make a pass there early tomorrow morning to check it out.



    http://bamnfood.com/index.html



    Gavy