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north of 53rd Street, adjacent to the theater that hosts the Late Show with David Letter- man. And the newcomer, featuring bright- light animated graphics to ‘make it on Broadway,’ has opened to rave reviews, so much so that on several days, the lunchtime throng has been subjected to a ‘rope line’ ac- cess policy, that necessarily admits but a few patrons at a time, just like the city’s pop- ular night clubs and discos downtown. With Letterman’s audience similarly marshaled on the same sidewalk, the result is often a quite congested piece of concrete.” The King’s College student newspaper reported the line for the grand opening began forming 15 hours early (in part because the first 150 patrons were to get a free weekly meal for one year). Noting that he was “right on top of this development” because it unfolded but a half block from his office, Smith sent this picture “showing the Steak ’n’ Shake’s manager at the door, surveying his potential clientele on January 10, 2012, one day before hosting a special event for the Letterman cast and crew, and two days prior to the official open- ing day. It was a milestone that surely would have made Jim Boyd proud!” And happy! Smith frequented the establishment re-

cently and notes, “The word ‘Signature’ was added to the logo is a reference to a new, six- ounce burger made from organic beef, cuts of ribeye and New York strip. The ‘Original’ is

described as two patties of fresh steak total- ing over a quarter-pound of beef. Both in- clude melted cheese and the ‘freshest top- pings available,’ which translated to lettuce and pickle. Additional condiments abound.” For the record: New York; Steak ’n’

Shake; 1695 Broadway; 212/247-6584, open daily, 10:00 a.m. to midnight. It is accessible by subway: On the B, D, and E trains to 7th Avenue at 53rd Street; on the N, Q, and R to 57th Street at 7th Avenue; on the 1 to 50th Street and Broadway; and on the 2 and 3 or the A and C to 59th Street and Broadway.

La Posada/Turquoise Room John Sharpe, owner and culinary genius be- hind the Turquoise Room restaurant at La Posada, the Fred Harvey hotel being re- stored in Winslow, Ariz., noted in his latest newsletter that all the hotel’s rooms will be complete by April, and that the hotel will ex- pand east and include changes to the restau- rant; the addition of a patio, a chef’s garden, and a vineyard. The ex-Santa Fe depot is to be converted to a museum. For more, visit www. and check out Chef John’s new Facebook page at http://, and on Twitter at!/TurquoiseRoomAZ. In the end, La Posada is becoming what it once was: a destination along the right-of-way that is worthy of a visit in its own right.

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