Gothamist
Date: 2010-12-04
Author: Jen Chung

Article Mentions
Author, Jen Chung
Mentioned, Jay McInerney
Mentioned, Gay Talese
Mentioned, Nora Ephron
Mentioned, Elaine Kaufman
Mentioned, Robert Altman
Mentioned, Billy Joel
Mentioned, Ron Galella
Mentioned, Norman Mailer
Mentioned, Robert Stone
Mentioned, Hunter Thompson
Mentioned, George Plimpton
Mentioned, Willie Morris
Mentioned, William Bratton
Mentioned, The Wall Street Journal
Mentioned, Intel
Legendary Upper East Side restaurateur Elaine Kaufman died yesterday at age 81, and the remembrances are pouring in today. In the Post's editorial, "There was always Elaine herself, larger than life in every sense, who in 1963 created a salon for the hip and famous where literary lions and actors rubbed elbows and downed drinks with journalists, politicians, society and law-enforcement types alike." Indeed: Novelist Gay Talese told the Daily News, "There's not another restaurant like it. We all know it wasn't the food, it wasn't the service, it wasn't the location. It was her," and former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said, "People would describe her as a tough old broad, in the nicest terms. It was a sign of affection. With her passing, t...(read more)
... Legendary Upper East Side restaurateur Elaine Kaufman died yesterday at age 81, and the remembrances are pouring in today. In the Post's editorial, "There was always Elaine herself, larger than life in every sense, who in 1963 created a salon for the ...
... wrote in the Wall Street Journal:For an aspiring writer arriving in New York in 1979, Elaines eponymous restaurant on the Upper East Side was Mecca. It was the watering hole for the citys literary lions, the guys that Id grown up reading. And when I ...
... Robert Stone, Willie Morris, Peter Maas and Hunter Thompson were often in attendance. Directors were also welcome Robert Altman and Woody being among the charter members. The Post has a gallery of Elaine photos, as does the NY Timesand there's a g ...


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