The Genuine Brooklyn Egg Cream

Tom's Restaurant, Brooklyn, NY

Tom’s Restaurant, Brooklyn, NY

I can still taste them. The chocolate egg creams we had at Tom’s in Brooklyn. (View way better photos at that link.) Purported to be the best, the most genuine, in all the land. I was there in December with my LOSH (Long-Suffering Husband) and we met up with my VCFA classmate and friend, the author of YA novel FROST, Marianna Baer! So keen of her to join us.

Anyway. We drank, and it was good. The server was very friendly and even gave us a free vanilla egg cream to share–3 straws! And you know what? I think I might like the vanilla ones even more.

So now I have a baseline for how a true egg cream should taste–and I must say, Chicago’s Eleven Diner gets it right. They’re going to be hard to beat in my Chicagoland search.


Launch Day: the Movie

Hot off the cutting room floor! Here’s the video of launch day for Radio Girl, including must-see clips of folks whistling “like canaries.”

Photo of CarolCarol Brendler is the author of the young adult novel RADIO GIRL (Holiday House) September 5, 2013.
Coming 2014: A picture book, NOT VERY SCARY, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli, from FSG.
Also by Carol Brendler: WINNIE FINN, WORM FARMER (FSG, 2009) a picture book illustrated by Ard Hoyt.