From the Russian Tea Room, with love
Ellen Kaye has many memories of the Russian Tea Room, the storied restaurant her family owned from 1947 to 1996.
As a tyke, she helped the staff fill salt and pepper shakers and count the money behind the bar while she popped maraschino cherries into her mouth. She got to meet many stars, including Sidney Poitier, a regular customer in the 1960s and her first crush. By age 10, she was in the kitchen helping the chef make chicken Kiev....
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