He mentioned Manhattan Special! I lived on Manhattan Special all through college. It is the most delicious, genuine espresso soda, and a bottle of that will make an all-nighter seem about ten minutes long.
It’s an Italian soda, and used to come in a bottle with an entirely politically incorrect label, with a brilliantined man sitting at a table while an aproned woman brought his bottle of Manhattan Special to him on a tray. I loved that label, and was perversely sorry when they changed it.
Though it says “Manhattan,” it’s Brooklyn all the way. By the way Kevin, it’s available sugar-free, and it’s not too bad, either.