Having lived in NY from 1997-2000, I became addicted to Al's Soup Kitchen International, a.k.a. the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld fame. And yes, it really is that good. He usually was only open from November to April, but last year he didn't open at all.
He opened today in NY at a new location. See the link below.
What is more interesting is that his website (www.theoriginalsoupman.com) details his expansion/franchise plans, and one is slated for Tyson's Corner Center. Has anyone heard about this or know when it plans to open?