From Minton’s website:
“Founded in 1938, Minton’s is the place where Bebop was born; the place, really, where the foundations of modern jazz were established.
“Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Charlie Christian and Kenny Clarke were regular performers there. In addition, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Johnny hodges, Ben Webster, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRea, Billy Eckstine, Erroll Garner, Gene Krupa, Miles Davis, Art Tatum, Bill Evans and Art Blakey, to name just some of the giants, all played at Minton’s.”
Need I write more?
Minton’s is the kind of place you go to because you can. Dress well (please don’t wear your baseball cap), have dinner, listen, talk quietly, drink and be thankful.
I’ve never eaten there, but you can view the menu here.