Local New York Restaurant Preps For Election Day Party Bustle NPR's Rachel Martin talks to business owner Daniele Kucera, whose restaurant Etcetera Etcetera is located right between Clinton and Trump's election night party venues in midtown New York.

Local New York Restaurant Preps For Election Day Party Bustle

Local New York Restaurant Preps For Election Day Party Bustle

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NPR's Rachel Martin talks to business owner Daniele Kucera, whose restaurant Etcetera Etcetera is located right between Clinton and Trump's election night party venues in midtown New York.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump might be political archenemies, but on election night, they'll be neighbors - practically. Trump is hosting his election night party at New York's Hilton Midtown Hotel. Hillary's party will be just a brisk walk away at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. For business owners in the neighborhood, it could be a very busy night. We reached one restaurateur who is in full preparation mode.

DANIELE KUCERA: My name is Daniele Kucera. I have a restaurant called Etcetera Etcetera on 44th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues. And I enjoy working and I enjoy life...

MARTIN: (Laughter).

KUCERA: ...And good food (laughter).

MARTIN: Are you ready for Tuesday night?

KUCERA: I am ready for Tuesday night. I am a little scared, honestly (laughter), if I may say that. I do have an election party organized with a little buffet and bar.

MARTIN: Have you given any thought to your election-themed cocktails or specials?

KUCERA: Yes, I'm working with Abby (ph), our manager, and Ana (ph), our bartender, and we are going to do a Clinton and a Trump drink. I cannot tell you yet what it's going to be (laughter), but it's going to be fun. I can promise you that.

MARTIN: Both will be delicious, I'm sure. Are you expecting a bigger-than-usual crowd? You know, it's pretty crazy. Your restaurant is almost equidistant between the two locations where each campaign will be having their after-parties or their grieving ceremonies, depending on if they're the winner or the loser.

KUCERA: Yes (laughter), exactly. Most of the people coming to the election night party is going to be our regular customers - friends, family members. I have to say, our customers are more on the liberal side, and I do expect them to celebrate if Clinton wins.

MARTIN: Although I imagine you will serve drinks to any Trump supporters who come in. You're a bipartisan establishment.

KUCERA: Exactly. I am not making any - no, no - any problems (laughter).

MARTIN: Daniele Kucera - he's the owner of New York's Etcetera Etcetera restaurant. Daniele, thanks so much for talking with us.

KUCERA: Thank you, Rachel, so much. Thank you.

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