Is nothing sacred in this town? Zabar’s lobster salad, it turns out, has been made from crawfish for years.
No, nothing is sacred. This a place where “steps from transit” in real estate ads can mean several thousand steps, a “pint” of beer in that nice big heavy glass at the local bar may contain less than 16 ounces of liquid and, for that matter, chances are no lobsters were harmed in the creation of the “shrimp with lobster sauce” at the Chinese takeout place. (It’s sauce for lobster, not sauce made from lobster.)
(There are, of course, no eggs in an egg cream, but really, would you want there to be?)
Surely other examples spring to mind of things for sale in New York that are not quite what they are marketed to be. Please share them below.