Re:Walters re visit
It's more than the food, it's the rommance of a bygone era, incredible craftsmanship in the building itself. Fanciful, international architecture and one-of-a-kind craftsman houses are a true motif of the area. Truly the buildings and architecture are gems in and of themselves.
And how good does a hot dog get anyway? The thing is Walters is perfectly in historic context of an "aspiring middle class" that could suddenly afford new accomodations in these suburbs and walking was much more the style back then and traffic by there was slower, people promenading in the parks, an inexpensive meal in the middle of a stoll was the perfect thing for the times.
The product I hope maintains it's quality with it's thicker-skin sausages and that awesome mustard and kraut. That is absolutely nothing if not authentic.
The neat thing about Mamaroneck is it hasn't been ghettoized or even gentrified, it still offers more of less the same housing options kept in good repair and as such could well last another hundred years.
What you need is a suit and a decent pair of shoes and a neck tie and a hat (fedora preferred), a topcoat, scarf and gloves and you need to "escourt" a young lady for a stroll and to interlude by Walters for a tasty snack so you really feel that "young, energetic man of prospects" feeling. It's not that youth today don't have energy, it's the prospects part I worry about. And the fact that a slouchy appearence just adds no dignity to any event.
I guess that's what I recommend about Walters: let it be a time-transport machine. That's not a facade, that is the real thing in nearly perfect context.
If your date carries a parasol you are right on target. And you might want to learn how to tie a bow tie. It's a real pain to learn too.