The Non-Plumber Brothers From Brooklyn
There’s a very famous Brooklyn restaurant called Lundy Brothers located in Sheepshead Bay. For years I kind of squinted at the weird stamped letters above the sign which seemed to read “E.W.I.L.”.
Apparently it says “F.W.I.L” which stands for Frederick William Irving Lundy (and not the separate Lundy brothers) , who founded the restaurant in 1934.
In the later years there Lundy Brothers had a lot of ups and downs – from opening a branch in Manhattan (I think it’s out of business now) to closing its doors and not being able to pay wages to servers and chefs. And then reopening again. Now a part of the giant Lundy building is occupied by a mediocre Japanese food joint Momoyama, but it seems like they still operate in a part of the building. Also a towering addition behind the restaurant seems to be undergoing some renovations.