Thursday, December 13, 2007
photo of Jehnny Navarro: The Villager
I had lunch today at Sucelt. With just over a week to go before they close on Christmas Eve, each lunch feels like the Last Supper. I ordered extra plantains, just to get as much as I could. I also placed an order for a dozen beef empanadas, for freezing and reheating after Sucelt is gone.
Like Romy Ashby said in a recent interview, when your friends are dying "you want to sit by their bedsides and tell them how much you love them."
Friday 12/14 is a good day to visit the deathbed of Sucelt and show it some love. Jehnny the owner told me that Channel 4 News will be there sometime around or after 4:00, and she would like to urge her fans to show up and tell the cameras how important such places are to the people of the city. (Call first to make sure it's happening: 212-242-0593.) Her mother will be there, too, the original Sucelt. And Jehnny is going to try and find some Sucelt t-shirts to give away. She says, "I'll be crying. I look okay now, but I'll be crying."