The placemat served up a lighthearted message, a four-panel cartoon of "things that get better with age": cheese, wine, U.S. savings bonds, and "my cholent from last week." Yes, you might enjoy that meaty stew "for Thursday supper," as the cartoon exhorted, though you'll never find it at a kosher dairy cafe like Hall Street. To be sure, meatless doesn't always means lightweight: My matzoh ball was too hefty to be lifted clear of the soup ($3.50) by a mere plastic spoon.
Hall Street Kosher Cafe
9 Hall St. (Flushing-Park Aves.), Clinton Hill, Brooklyn