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Tavern On The Green: A History

A little history lesson on New York's most famous restaurant.

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The LeRoys

The restaurant changed ownership several times between its opening and the 1970s. The LeRoy family acquired Tavern on the Green in the 1970s and operated the restaurant for 35 years.

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The sneaky people at Folgers swapped out the Tavern's fancy coffee with their coffee crystals once.

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Perhaps you're familiar with this scene in one of the greatest films of all time, Ghostbusters?

Tavern on the Green will re-open at the end of this year for a new generation of New Yorkers and tourists to enjoy.

There will be new owners, a new chef, and a new menu.

The focus of this new Tavern on the Green concept is to create a family-friendly environment that attracts locals and tourists alike, hearkening to the restaurant's original roots as a tavern.

Katy, along with new owners Jim Caiola and David Salama, have had a heavy hand in recreating Tavern on the Green.

The New York Times tagged along as the three made final decisions on flatware and China, as seen in this great article:

Katy is also part of a new digital cookbook called The Journey, which will be released at the end of this month.

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Katy's recipes in The Journey show the flavors that she will use to re-invigorate the landmark Tavern on the Green.

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