Tomorrow, July 23, 2014, Ukrainian restaurant Veselka will be serving food with price tags from 1954, the year that Veselka began. It will certainly be the cheapest food in Manhattan!
The cheap menu will consist of sixty cent bowls of borscht, one dollar and fifty cent plates of pierogies, fifty cent potato pancakes, ten cent cups of coffee, and fifteen cent Cokes. But before anyone begins drooling over the food and prices, one must make sure to plan a strategy. The prices will only be available between 6 p.m. until 6:54 p.m. In other words, be prepared to stand in a typical NYC line when there is something this good. And get there early because after 6:54 p.m. the food will go back to 2014 Manhattan prices.
Veselka has a lot of good press so the food must be good. They are world renowned, even having an article about them in the London Times as well as many locally. They even wrote their own cookbook full of delicious Ukrainian food. Pierogies are served in many Eastern European countries and are dumplings served with fillings such as potato, cheese, meat, spinach & cream cheese, sauerkraut, mushroom, arugula, and goat cheese. They make around three thousand pierogies in one day, five thousand gallons of borscht in a year, and two thousand five hundred potato pancakes in a week. It would be interesting to see how much of these foods they will make and sell in an hour at such cheap prices.
But one must really have to love pierogies in order to wait an entire day in a line to be sure he is served in a time span of one hour.