Peekskill Herald

Peekskill Herald

Peekskill Herald

Popular eatery becomes a tv show

Halloween is excuse to treat customers
Sign that will be hanging above Benny’s Brown Bag moniker on Halloween. (Photo by Ryan Broder)

Bringing an animated television show to life on Halloween in their sandwich shop is the brainchild of Benny’s Brown Bag founders Vincent Cox and Bettina Warshaw.

On Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. customers stepping into the popular business on Elm and Wells Streets will encounter Bob’s Burger characters from the television show that runs on Fox.

They won’t be selling any regular menu items that day, only hamburgers and french fries for $10.31, a nod to the Halloween date.  And it’s one order per person.

“It was a fun Halloween concept we came up with. Ideally something we will do every year with a different idea,” said Cox.  It’s the sandwich shop’s first collaboration with Marbled Meat Shop of Cold Spring.

About the Contributor
Regina Clarkin, Editor and Publisher
When the Peekskill Herald weekly newspaper ceased publishing in August 2000 it was the first time in the history of the city that there wasn’t a local newspaper.  The award-winning weekly was often referred to as the ‘glue’ of the community. Founded on January 9, 1986 by Regina Clarkin, Kathy Daley and Rich Zahradnik with a $7,000 credit card line, the paper filled the void created when the daily Evening Star was sold to Gannett and moved out of town. Founding publisher Regina Clarkin continued to live in the Peekskill Cortlandt area and turned her attention to other life endeavors.  Through the ensuing 19 years, Clarkin was frequently stopped in town and asked when she would start up the Herald again. In January 2019, Clarkin decided it was less labor intensive to deliver a weekly blog than a print newspaper so she began posting one story a week about life in Peekskill. After a successful crowd funding campaign in 2020, the Herald was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in July of 2021. Peekskill Herald is a digital relative of the former print edition, featuring many of the favorite aspects of the beloved Peekskill Herald such as old pictures, personality profiles and well written stories about newsworthy events. Regina Clarkin is the editor and publisher of the site. Photo by Joe Squillante