Algonquin Hotel to court “struggling writers”

New York Times photoThe grandson of a former Algonquin Hotel owner “is trying to recreate at least a hint of the literary life that flourished within its walls” during the heyday of the famed Round Table (the fabulous Dorothy Parker is seated at the far right in the New York Times photo of the group, reproduced here). To that end:

Recalling the days when the owner Frank Case sent plates of olives, popovers and celery sticks to the poor scribes at the Round Table, the hotel now offers lunch discounts for struggling writers.

I’m sure it’s still too rich for my blood — and besides, walking through Midtown at lunchtime makes me want to pluck out my eyes — but the hotel’s menu is online.

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