SG came to visit (two weeks ago, now). She had an interview for a couple jobs (which seemed to go relatively well: I will be very surprised if she doesn't get hired by both companies). One interview was in Brooklyn, and, being both ahead of schedule and angry that the bookstore we wanted to wait in did not exist, we stepped into the nearby diner. I ordered a Cappuccino (still not as good as the Italian's), and SG got an Egg Cream.
What in the world is an egg cream?
According to Wikipedia: "An egg cream is a beverage consisting of chocolate syrup, milk, and soda water, probably dating from the late 19th century, and is especially associated with Brooklyn, home of its alleged inventor, candy store owner Louis Auster. Modern versions of the drink contain neither eggs nor cream, although earlier versions did include eggs in the ingredients."
It was one of the least appealing things I have had the misfortune to consume at table (including my mother's Blue Cauliflower Casserole, circa July 2009)