B’hurst Native Christopher Gallo To Open Pop-Up Egg Cream Stand In Yankee Stadium

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Christopher Gallo works the egg cream counter. (Courtesy of Linda’s Brooklyn-Style Egg Creams/Facebook)

A local entrepreneur landed his first contract with the Yankees this summer — for his chocolate flavored drinks, that is.

Linda’s Brooklyn-Style Egg Creams, which will operate a pop-up stand behind the right field bleachers in Yankee Stadium for every home game, is the brainchild of Christopher Gallo, a court officer and Bensonhurst native.

Egg creams, a New York old-time favorite with a fuzzy historical background, are made from just seltzer, chocolate syrup and milk. Gallo will offer chocolate, vanilla, and coffee egg creams, as well as a rotating flavor of the day.

A profile in the New York Daily News details Gallo’s modest, but loving upbringing. Raised by single mother — for whom the business is named — he told the outlet that his mom “did a lot with very, very little.”

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Family bonding took place at their Bensonhurst kitchen counter, where a young Gallo and his brother marveled at how easily their now-deceased mother mixed the simplest ingredients into a summertime treat.

Following school, as Gallo worked in sales, his mom encouraged him to take the civil service exam. Post-9/11, as the retail industry dried up, he got the call to report to the NYS Court Officers’ Academy.

While strolling the Coney Island boardwalk with his girlfriend several years ago, Gallo saw every manner of thirst quencher, except the one he yearned for. His throat parched, inspiration appeared as fast as a change-up pitch.

We wish Gallo the best on his new venture.

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  • Sean F

    We were having dinner at Harold’s NY Deli in Edison, NJ the other day, and my son was asking me about egg creams. He saw it on the menu, but I guess I wasn’t able to describe them well enough to convince him to try one. I hope the business is a success, and enough of one that he opens a stand at CitiField. That would give me a chance to put one of his egg creams in my son’s hands (and mine).

    • joe

      Harolds NY in NJ never really made sense to me lol. But yes this egg cream stand is a great idea and look forward to trying one