Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Mid-Manhattan Library (455 5th Ave., Manhattan)Price: Free, RSVP here
It was 1929, and Patricia Murphy was down to her last sixty dollars. She used it to buy a rundown Brooklyn diner near her boarding house, lit some candles, and became a local sensation. Eight additional Patricia Murphy’s Candlelight Restaurants opened over the next forty years in New York and Florida. In Popovers and Candlelight, Marcia Biederman recounts how Murphy overcame obstacles to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience with her solid American food, talented staff, and stunning décor. And while her empire fell as dramatically as it rose, Murphy and her contributions hold a permanent place in culinary history.
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