those of you who havent been to manny's recently (like last week), are in for a surprise. pleasant or not, that's up to you. VI and i had lunch there today and discovered that half the streetside wall in the second room is now a floor to ceiling window. and the rest of the wall will be converted to windows this week. i always appreciated the dimly lit, cosiness; kind of like someones basement rec-room. i asked the owner why-expressing my displeasure. he said people were complaining about the 'dinginess' of the room. he promises no changes to the food, and no tableclothes or other 'improvements'. but we'll have to wait and see. they are also extending into the next north storefront. they are adding a private room and new bathrooms.
btw, the corned beef was as delicious as usual. we brought 2 recent arrivals for their first manny fix,which is always fun.