Edmund Love and His Restaurant Quest

In 1964, THE SATURDAY EVENING POST profiled Edmund G. Love, who intended to eat his way through approximately 5000 NYC restaurants.





By 1973, when THE NEW YORK TIMES took notice, his quest had ballooned to 6000.





His 1990 obituary in the NYT says he managed to hit 1750 of them.

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Nov 07, 2019
     Category: Addictions | Bums, Hobos, Tramps, Beggars, Panhandlers and Other Streetpeople | Eccentrics | Food | Restaurants | World Records | Twentieth Century





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In the 1973 Times article, Love is quoted as saying "I've covered well over 6,000 restaurants by now." But then, in the 1990 obit, it says he had sampled 1750 of the 5595 restaurants listed in the Yellow Pages. So maybe 1750 wasn't his overall, lifetime tally. It was just the number he had eaten at that were still in business in 1990.

Also, the play version of Subways are for Sleeping was promoted by a famous theatrical hoax:
http://hoaxes.org/archive/permalink/subways_are_for_sleeping
Posted by Alex on 11/07/19 at 08:38 AM
I missed that contradiction, Alex. Your interpretations makes sense.

Nice that his bio dovetails with one of your hoaxes!
Posted by Paul on 11/07/19 at 09:59 AM
Are they sure that the cause of Mr. Love was not like that of Mr. Creosote?
Posted by KDP on 11/08/19 at 09:20 AM
That was supposed to reference Mr. Love's cause of death.
Posted by KDP on 11/08/19 at 02:10 PM









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