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Zipper Factory


The sign over Zipper Factory reads “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry,” and that’s exactly what chef Larry Kolar wants you to do. This tavern was once, you guessed it, a zipper factory on the edge of the garment district. Today it serves up an eclectic mix of homemade food from around the world, including bratwurst, chorizo and kielbasa sausages. The sausages are smoked to perfection right in Kolar’s Long Island backyard. It’s rare to get such an authentic, down-home taste in New York City. One bite and you’ll feel like you’re in the Adirondacks.

336 West 37th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues), Manhattan
(212) 695-4600


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