Monday, January 26, 2009

New York City's Peanut Butter & Co.: it's goober-rific and no salmonella!

A "Before" shot of
"The Lunchbox Special": peanut butter and jelly on white bread, chips, carrot sticks

The "After" shot of
"The Lunchbox Special": note the uneaten carrot sticks
The lovely Christine enjoys herself a nice Elvis sandwich

Eateries devoted to one eccentric item are nothing but fun in my book and New York City has a dilly: Peanut Butter & Co. at 240 Sullivan Street, between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets, about a block south of Washington Square Park and NYU. It's a dinky place devoted mainly to peanut butter sandwiches and nostalgia for the boomer crowd. They've got Fluffernutters (peanut butter and marshmallow), a peanut butter BLT, "The Heat Is On" (spicy peanut butter and chilled grilled chicken with pineapple jam), and their most popular sandwich, The Elvis (grilled peanut butter stuffed with bananas, honey and optional bacon that will have you saying "thank you, thank you verra much"). They also have peanut butter cookies, peanut butter pies, peanut butter milk shakes and peanut butter waffle sundaes. Goober-sensitive diners can enjoy a nice baloney and cheese sandwich or tuna melt like Mom (or June Cleaver) used to make. It's nice to see a place that revels in the miracle of white bread and nutrition-optional edibles. And they'd like you to know there's no peanut butter-related salmonella here. According to their website "Peanut Butter & Co. products ARE NOT affected by this recall. No retail jars of peanut butter are part of the current recall." So eat that white chocolate peanut butter and orange marmalade on white bread sandwich and enjoy it... it's good for you. Here's their website:


Gunnar and Sherry said...

What an interesting and absolutely fascinating story with the most beautiful young lady! Great site!

woofboy111 said...

As good as PB&J is, and as much as I love eating out, I can't see myself spending money in a restaurant on what I consider to be a backup food. When you don't feel like eating out and you don't feel like cooking, you make yourself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich...

An interesting idea though.

Gunnar and Sherry said...

You've got a point there, woofboy. I think it's all part of the New York City tourist experience to pay outrageous sums for modest returns!