Veselka’s 54 Minutes of Insanely Cheap 1954 Menu Prices Happens Wednesday

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These potato pancakes cost 50 cents, but only for less than an hour.
These potato pancakes cost 50 cents, but only for less than an hour. Photo: Melissa Hom

Beginning on Wednesday night a 6 p.m. sharp at Veselka, that 24-hour bastion of carbohydrate glory on the corner of Second Avenue and East 9th Street, management will roll out a menu of 10-cent coffee and 60-cent borscht, just like it did in 1954. The throwback continues apace with $1.50 pierogies, $1 blintzes, stuffed cabbage at bargain-basement prices, discount egg creams, and more, and the catch is that the deal will only last for 54 minutes, meaning you’ve got to get in and order your mushroom-barley by 6:54 p.m., when the deal ends. So maybe call that cab now or go pitch a tent in the East Village. In the interim, check out your options, straight ahead.

A blitz of $1 blintzes!Menu: Velselka

Looks pretty great, right? The good news is the restaurant says this temporary rollback won’t be an isolated event. “If you miss it, more coming!” it tweeted today.

Veselka’s 54 Minutes of Insanely Cheap 1954 Menu Prices Happens Wednesday