[Via Vanishing New York]
Edible Manhattan's new issue has an entertaining piece on egg creams.... which delves into the secrecy of making these frothy concoctions ... all the East Village egg cream players are interviewed... and only one will tell you how he or she creates an egg cream: Ray!
Alvarez, to his credit, will show you how he makes his egg creams. His transparency is unusual. Most merchants famous for selling this mythical New York elixir are like Anistratov. They put on the Sphinx face when you bring up the drink, keeping mum on how they make them and sometimes even refusing to tell you their own name.
(Thanks to Melanie for first bringing this to our attention!)
The egg cream lives (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York)