Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Manhattan Special Comes to Inwood! Joy!!!!!!!

I live up in Inwood, and have for about 20 years. I like the neighborhood, it has the most parks of any Manhattan neighborhood, and it is pretty solidly working and middle class with little chance of genitrification. There's no Starbucks up here, hell, there isn't even a Dunkin Donuts!! But the local C Town has begun carrying food times I love, including Murray's Organic chickens, Pellegrino sodas, Stonyfield Farms ice cream (there Javaliciousi is the best commercial ice cream on the market), San Benedetto iced tea (my favortie brand), and recently Manhattan Special Coffee Soda. Those not in the know may not know that Manhattan Special, made in Brooklyn, was for years available only in Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. Only in the past few years have they been distributing it above 14th St., and now up in my neck of the woods. I love this stuff, the best espresso soda there is, not that there's much competition for this title. Now, if they'd only start carrying Boylan's Black Cherry soda...

3 comments:

idLEwiRe said...

I live in Inwood too, and when I first moved here about 2 years ago, I was able to find some of the large bottles of Manhattan Special at C-Town as well. I found it once, bought all I could. Then they didn't have it for months. Then I found a single bottle sitting on the shelf in the wrong aisle. But for the last year or so, none! I'm thinking of asking the manager to order more, because if you go on the Manhattan Special website, you can order online, but they charge around $21 for shipping and handling -- insane!

erinnyc said...

The Dunkin' Donuts is half a block from the C-Town. It moved from being only two stores down.

Fidel on 204 and Bway also regularly carries the coffee soda. As does the huge wholesale beverage warehouse on 207th St. at 9th Ave.

schmonz said...

Flair Beverages no longer carries Manhattan Special. :-(