I can’t figure out what you added with the edits today, but no matter…
I did want to say that there is a good chance I’ll be in NYC soon (maybe next week??) on a Monday thru Wednesday (times unknown). Would LOVE to meet up for lunch if you can… and PB&Co is definitely on my agenda any way my visit gets sliced!!!
Thanks for the pics and trip report to Peanut Butter & Co. I have only been there one time and that was in 2004, but I loved the place! Like you, I had the Elvis and I also took about four jars of different peanut butters home. I enjoyed them so much, I think maybe I should mail order some more in.
By the way, you do an excellent job on your reviews!
Bill, you are too modest. You wrote a fine review. We made minimal changes.
Hey Chris, thanks so much for the compliments, but I’ve really gotta give credit to Bruce and Sue. I’ve submitted some pretty LONG, rambling reviews (I can go on forever) and they’ve been great helping me narrow them down and with editing out all of the unnecessary stuff. Thanks a bunch, Bruce and Sue!!
I love their chocolate peanut butter and I’ll share my creation here with you –
Velvet Elvis Fluffernutter
Spread one piece of bread with PB&C Chocolate Dreams peanut butter
Spread the other piece of bread with Marshmallow Fluff
Slice a banana onto one of the slices of bread and top with the other.
Melt some real butter in a pan and brill the sandwich until golden brown on both sides.
Slice at an angle. Dust with powdered sugar and serve while warm!
Billyboy, spectacular pics as usual, and I know that’s the sandwich that I would’ve chosen, too! Amy & I have been meaning to visit there since it opened, but, like Tony Bad, there’s always been another Roadfood place that wins out in the end…but it’s still on our list. Your other new reviews are excellent, too; your writing style is so direct and to-the-point that I wish I could write more like that…
OH WOW does that look great!!!! I’ve gotta get there.
One of my personal "roadfood" spots in Piedmont, CA, Fenton’s (founded in 1894), served a grilled PB&J when I was a kid (actually through college). Somehow it fell off the menu a few years back, but when I asked for one a year or two back, they made it for me. Oh my how I miss those!!!
We used to buy their peanut butter when we lived up in NY, it was sold in King Kullen. When we moved to FL, I was sad I wouldn’t get my white chocolate peanut butter fix. But to my surprise they sell it at Super Target. I thought it was a NY thing. I wish they would open a restaurant down here.[:)]
BillyBoy ~ I really enjoyed your post & pictures here. Thanks!
I have been meaning to go to this place for years, but something always gets in the way. (Usually pizza) I really need to go as it looks good and seems like a fun place. Do you think anyone figured this place would be open 9 years after it opened? I recall news stories when it first opened, and they were all of the "can you believe this?" variety.
As for the snack in the last picture…my whole family is addicted to the ones they sell at Trader Joe’s
My GF entered my name into some contest with the magazine, Time Out NY and I won a dinner for two at Peanut Butter & Co. We kept forgetting to use it, so I went the day before it expired. The dinner consisted of two sandwiches (chips and carrot sticks included) and two drinks (water or soda). My GF didn’t want the sandwich I brought home, so I took it to work later that night. Here are the sandwiches I had:
My Cookie Dough Surprise sandwich (smooth PB, vanilla cream cheese and chocolate chips on white bread). This really did taste like a coookie dough sandwich, in a good way and I loved it. Would definitely get it again.
My full meal consisting of the sandwich, chips, carrot sticks and a Stewart’s Black Cherry Soda.
A close-up of my Dark Chocolate Dreams sandwich (dark chocolate PB, cherry preserves and shredded coconut). This was wonderful! The combination of the dark chocolate PB and the cherry preserves was incredible. Almost like a Black Forest sandwich and there were big chunks of cherries in it too.
A full shot of the sandwich. I’m not sure where they get their bread, but they don’t skimp with tiny sandwiches. These are pretty substantial.
More shots of the decorations inside. They have collected some old tins from peanut butters past.
I don’t know if these are authentic or from a retro type store, but some of the names sound familiar to me. I think they were before my day, but does anyone recognize these peanut butter brands?
An outside shot of the shop. Sorry, I didn’t get there before dusk and I’m still struggling with night shoots. I do like the look of the storefront. It’s definitely eye-catching for the neighborhood.
I just had a really comforting lunch yesterday at and wanted to share some pics with all of you.
This is a little sandwich shop in Greenwich Village that I’ve been going to for the past 4 years. The guy who owns it opened it in 1998 and it’s based upon the line of peanut butters he has been making. Pictured here are all 6 of the varieties that they have.
Some of the sandwich offerings on the menu.
I loved this postcard on the wall. The inspiration for the "Elvis" sandwich.
The walls are covered with framed classic peanut butter ads. There’s even one with Basil Rathbone (Sherlock Holmes) shilling for Skippy or Jif?
My lunch: an "Elvis" sandwich and a cold skim milk.
A close-up shot of the "Elvis". A grilled peanut butter, banana, and honey sandwich. I, of course, had mine with bacon! Hail to the King, baby!!
Looks like a tasty treat. Haven’t tried them yet.
Review to come…
Trip to Peanut Butter & Co. (NYC) with updates!
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.