First Edition Design Publishing
Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe, Where Hash Rules
From bonappetit.com by Joanna Sciarrino
Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe in Boston is something of a landmark. Since its opening in 1927, it has hosted a multitude of diners from Sammy Davis, Jr. to Julia Child, and it and continues to be a food destination for locals and celebrities alike. (On a brunch visit a few years ago, Tom Brady and then-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan spent their time waiting in Charlie’s out-the-door line by, shall we say, canoodling.)
So what makes this 32-seat, cash-only greasy spoon such a hot spot? If not its rich history–Charlie’s was a refuge for African Americans during segregation–or its dedication to customers–the restaurant was open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 32 straight years–then it’s definitely the food. Particularly the hash, because Charlie’s has some good hash. Like, really good. So good someone even wrote a book about it.
Written by George Aaron Cuddy, Where Hash Rules, is an e-book love letter to Charlie’s and its truly awesome turkey hash. Beyond that, it’s an intimate history about the owners, diners, and food that have made Charlie’s an institution. Studded with black and white images shot by BA’s very own Associate Photo Editor, Brooke Wolin, Where Hash Rules is worth the read for those who love food history and beautiful photography. And for those who love a damn good hash.
Where Hash Rules by George Aaron Cuddy, ISBN 9781937520748, was published on March 22, 2012 in eBook format by First Edition Design Publishing in Sarasota, Florida USA. It is available at Amazon’s Kindle store and other on-line retailers. In addition to those outlets, Where Hash Rules was distributed in eBook format worldwide to over 100,000 locations including libraries, schools colleges, universities.