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Best Nostalgia Hit
Peanut Butter & Co.
240 Sullivan Street
212-677-3995

In the Village, Peanut Butter & Co. offers up a menu with the mashed nut in nearly every recipe. Cowards will go the safe route with a basic Fluffernutter on white bread ($5). Nostalgic parents and Cybill Shepherd will opt for the Elvis: grilled peanut butter, banana, and honey ($6.50). Or try the spicy version with crushed red pepper, cayenne pepper, and chili powder, served with grilled chicken and pineapple jam ($6.50).

Eddie's Sweet Shop
2105-29 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills
718-520-8514

If your taste runs more Norman Rockwell than Elvis, try Eddie's Sweet Shop in Queens, a century-old soda fountain that offers up huge, fresh homemade-ice-cream sundaes, malteds, shakes, and egg creams. This snug corner shop on bustling Metropolitan Avenue is a step back in time. Sit at the counter, with its revolving stools, or at a roomy booth that allows for belly expansion. Tchotchkes for sale abound, and kibitzing with other patrons is commonplace.

 
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