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Henry Stampler's Filet Mignon Ashtray

Henry Stampler's Filet Mignon Ashtray

$145.00

Henry Stampler's Filet Mignon Restaurant, at the foot of Central Park West in the old Mayflower Hotel, was an icon of the "Mad Men" era. (Henry's brother, Dan Stampler, had his own steakhouse, the Steak Joint at 58 Greenwich Street in Greenwich Village).

Besides operating two of the busiest steakhouses in the city, the Stamplers are credited with inventing the "doggie bag" in 1948. Saving face was the doggie bag’s original raison d’ etre in the years following World War II. Back then people with alot of money wouldn’t think of picking up a bone from their plate, so they told the Stamplers they would like to take it home "for the dog." Dan had a Scottish terrier, and he designed a bag with a picture of his Scottie on it, and he called it a doggie bag so that customers could carry off leftovers without embarrassment.

Once icons of hospitality and glamour, ashtrays are part of Americana that now belongs to the past. Offering an authentic ashtray from Henry Stampler's, now out of use along with cigarettes, but desirable for its connection to the dining culture of New York City in the twentieth century.

Henry Stampler's Filet Mignon Ashtray
Item #02340

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