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Best Columbian Food In Sunset Park?

I went to the Red Hook Ball Fields and fell in love with the Columbian truck. Going to go on another neighborhood field trip this weekend to Sunset Park and wanted to see if anyone know if I can get the pork ribs they have at the truck anywhere in the neighborhood? Also, I can't get a taco from EVERY place, so if I have to get ONE, which one?

Oct 08, 2009
GreenTriangle in Outer Boroughs

Reccomendations for Brighton Beach Day Trip?

Since moving to Brooklyn I want to eat my way through every neighborhood. The food isn't nearly as good back home! I want to take the boyfriend this weekend to Brighton Beach, but I know nothing about it. I dont know anything about Russian food either. Is this like one of those places like Chinatown where nobody speaks English? Because I don't know how to speak Russian, but really want to eat! Aslo, is there actually a beach down there where you can swim? Is it clean? Can anyone make reccomendations on where I should go and what should I do?

Aug 13, 2009
GreenTriangle in Outer Boroughs

Advice for Bay Ridge Day Trip?

Ok, I went down yesterday and took lots of your suggerstions. We ended up coming in from the city, and the train ride wasn't too bad. Thanks for the tip about the N!

I was really thirsty on the train, so we went to Hinsches first. I loved the old timey feel of the place! And especially ordering an egg cream; it made me feel like I had stepped into a time machine. The egg cream was delicious, too! I was very tempted by all the homemade candies and chocolates, but I wanted to save room for cupcakes. :)

Once we were done there we took the walk over to Robicelli's. I was very tempted to go into Century 21, but my boyfriend wasn't having it! Fortunately, when we got there they hadn't sold out of anything, and they did have the blue cheese cupcakes I loved from last week! Unbelievable. I never thought of putting blue cheese on a cupcake, but it was so good with the pear cake and the red wine. We got one of each of the varieties, which were "butterbeer", which was a butterscotch, "car bomb", which was guinness and whiskey and bailey's and my boyfriends favorite, and my favorite, "the elvis", which was peanut butter, banana and BACON! I luuuuuuuv bacon! The owner showed me a bacon cake they made for a wedding that day and it was so cute and had a big bacon ribbon on top. These are definately still my favorite cupcakes in New York. They also have groceries and I picked up some yummy smelling Brownstone Beans coffee and Baked Granola.

We were going to go to Tanoreen, but it was really hot and in the other direction of Nino's, which was the closest other thing reccomended on this board. Plus, I asked the people at Robicelli's where to go and they seconded the Nino's reccomendation, and were also raving about the burgers and ribs at a place called Lone Star. So we went over to Nino's for a slice, which tastes a little funny after you've just had egg creams and cupcakes! Next time, we'll do the tour backwards. But excellent call on Nino's. The slice was really flavorful, the crust was perfect, and overall everything was delicious. My boyfriend had the "grandma" slice, and we were both so impressed with it.

Finally, we went down to Lone Star, and they weren't kidding about this place. The burgers were gingantic and cheap, and mostly delicious! They have something lke 10 diferent types of burgers, ribs, wings, and salads. Typical bar stuff, but really really good. The ribs were melting off the bone, and they had a beautiful backyard with a fire pit and an outdoor bar that me feel like I wasn't in NY anymore but back home in Ohio. It was only 10 bucks for a giant burger that came with a ton of fries and tap beer. We were so full after that they we couldn't eat anymore!

We will definately be coming back to this neighborhood soon. Everything was so cute, and the people at all the places we went to were really nice. And we still have to try Tanoreen! Thank you all for your wonderful suggestions. We had an amazing day!

Jul 19, 2009
GreenTriangle in Outer Boroughs

Advice for Bay Ridge Day Trip?

I didn't realize that they sell out- I'll make sure I get there early! I hope they have the blue cheese ones! Thanks for the tip!

Jul 15, 2009
GreenTriangle in Outer Boroughs

Advice for Bay Ridge Day Trip?

Last weekend I went to the Bellhouse for their prom and had the BEST cupcakes I've ever had in my entire life from some place in Bay Ridge called Robicellis. So good that I've been thinking about them all week, and now need to go this weekend to get more.

I'm going all the way there from Greenpoint, I figured I may as well make a day trip out of it since it makes no sense to just turn around and go back. It seems like most of the Bay Ridge threads I look up are really old, and I don't want to go to a place if it's just going to be out of business. So where else should I go? Also, is there a quicker way to get there from Greenpoint than the ridiculous subway route that I've mapped?

Jul 15, 2009
GreenTriangle in Outer Boroughs