Melting (Soup) Pot

Standing on line to pay my lunch tab last week at the Second Ave Deli (relocated a few years ago to First Ave of course),  I overheard the following conversation at the take-out counter. Young Asian woman: What soup do you have today? Old deli guy:  Split pea,  lentil,   mushroom & barley,  chicken noodle,  and kreplach. Young Asian woman:  Kreplach? Old deli guy:  Jewish dumpling. Young Asian woman:  Ah good,  I’ll take it. Did I tell you I ❤ New York? Dana Susan Lehrman

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