When we signed the lease on 560 5th Ave in the summer of 2006, we had no idea a gem lay waiting to be discovered. As we peeled back layers of paneling, drywall and time, we eventually discovered the once-advertisement-now-mural that adorns the back half of our restaurant:
"DR. TUCKER'S 59, CURES COUGHS, COLDS: FOR ALL PAIN."
As it turns out, Dr. Tucker's 59 was a popular elixir during the late 1800's for people who were suffering from the common cold, gripe or perhaps just life. Many patients attested that this "pocket pistol" was indispensable and should be "on the shelf in every nursery and in the satchel in every journey." One man claimed to use it "whether or not I am feeling sick." They were surely disappointed when in 1907 the US Government passed the Pure Food and Drug Act outlawing the use of cocaine, and therefore eliminating Dr. Tucker's 59 from the shelves of pharmacies across New York. No need to worry, however; our modern interpretation, while surely being good "For All Pain", is perfectly safe and legal.