It’s been twelve years since kosher eatery Ratner’s Restaurant closed on the Lower East Side, where it presided for nearly a century. The original Ratner’s is still lamented among New York’s most missed restaurants, with old-school LES-ers fond of reminiscing about their legendary potato pancakes and blintzes. The site where Ratner’s once stood will soon be home to–what else?–glassy new condos, but a small taste of the original can now be found in Brooklyn.
Theo Peck’s grandfather was the owner of Ratner’s, and Peck grew up hanging out among the lox cases and deli counters of the famed eatery, so he brings a little of that sensibility to his eponymous new food store Peck’s, which opened in Clinton Hill this fall and marked a grand opening last week, along with the debut of Peck’s new prepared food options.
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