Caption: Hilda Baumol., Credit: Photo by Emon Hassan, courtesy of Narratively.
Image by: Photo by Emon Hassan, courtesy of Narratively. 
Hilda Baumol. 

Forgotten Foods of NYC: Automat Baked Beans and Childs' Chocolate Syrup

From: Anne Noyes Saini
Series: Forgotten Foods of NYC
Length: 01:56

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Hilda Baumol, 89, of Battery Park City, Manhattan, recalls the automat and a memorable (and long-shuttered) New York City restaurant chain, Childs.

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Hilda Baumol, 89, of Battery Park City, Manhattan, recalls the automat and a memorable (and long-shuttered) New York City restaurant chain, Childs.

"A little door opened...and you took your food. Then these mysterious hands would come from behind and refill it," Baumol says. "It was very good food. They made baked beans unlike anything you have ever tasted."

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Hilda Baumol, 89, of Battery Park City, Manhattan, recalls the automat and a memorable (and long-shuttered) New York City restaurant chain, Childs.

"A little door opened...and you took your food. Then these mysterious hands would come from behind and refill it," Baumol says. "It was very good food. They made baked beans unlike anything you have ever tasted."

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