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Quite lunch Downtown Brooklyn

I am meeting an old friend for lunch who I have not seen in 20 years.

I am looking for a quiet restaurant with good food around Brooklyn

Heights, even near Red hook would be ideal

Most restaurants in the area are very crowded at lunch time and

rushed .

Any Suggestions will be appreciated.

We will be there around 1 Pm on a weekday.

Jun 22, 2013
Hydrin in Outer Boroughs

Sheepshead Bay - Best eats on Emmons?

The restaurants on Emmons Avenue are mainly ethnic. The majority being Russian also turkish,thai,Italian,japanese and of course Applebee's and Roll n roaster I believe there may even be a greek resturant open now.
I honestly cannot recommend any that stand out over the others, There used to be some good restaurants years back that served mainly seafood but those are all gone except for Randazzo's.

Jun 22, 2013
Hydrin in Outer Boroughs

Updated Thoughts on Middle Eastern in the Atlantic Ave Area?

You are right about Tripoli. A few years back a few friends and I stopped in for lunch. Food was authentic but no one in the restaurant at that hour spoke english. We ordered by pointing to what we wanted on the menu. It turned out be a enjoyable lunch.

You are right the place is dreary and weird.

Jun 22, 2013
Hydrin in Outer Boroughs

Need a good Jewish bakery in Brooklyn (like Leon's or Teena's)

Just found out today about Teena's being closed I hadn't been there in a while.

I decided to go to Lords which is still at Nostrand and Flatbush not as good but I do like their strawberry shortcakes and their rye is not bad.
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Still miss Leon's!!!!!!!!!!
(Anyone who could recreate Leon's receipes could make a fortune opening another bakery in Brooklyn)

Mar 16, 2013
Hydrin in Outer Boroughs

soft style frozen dessert at A&S Dept Store Bklyn

Great find! We now know the name of the machine that was used to make that yummy custard .. Maybe finding the company who made the mix isn't far behind.

Jul 08, 2012
Hydrin in Outer Boroughs

Old fashion Chinese restaurant Brooklyn, Staten Island or Long Island

I am looking for an old fashion Chinese restaurant ( like the dim old ones with neon signs and old vinyl booths), The last one I went to was Richard Yee's on Avenue U in Brooklyn which is now closed..

I'm looking for one Preferably in Brooklyn, but Staten Island or Long Island would be fine. I have tried several restaurants in Brooklyn such as China New Star on Flatbush ave, it's passable but stlll doesn't have the same taste as the old restaurants.

Please help, I am tired of take out!!! lol

Jul 08, 2012
Hydrin in Outer Boroughs

Leons Bakery gone?

It is a shame Leon's old store is standing empty. Too bad Lord's wouldn't open up another bakery at that location. What business they would do!

Apr 06, 2012
Hydrin in Outer Boroughs

GOOD Jewish Bakery in Brooklyn???

Never thought of that ! You are probably right that is the difference in taste

Mar 02, 2012
Hydrin in Outer Boroughs

Brooklyn Egg Creams

Just make one yourself. U Bet chocolate syrup, cold mild and seltzer or club soda .. I would love the seltzer from the old seltzer bottles that people used to get delivered, as a matter of fact I think there is still a company delivering them to homes I have seen the truck in Brooklyn but can't remember the name of the company.

Mar 01, 2012
Hydrin in Outer Boroughs

Brooklyn Egg Creams

Somehow buying seltzer water from Argentina just doesn't seem right. I did buy a bottle but did not like the taste.

Mar 01, 2012
Hydrin in Outer Boroughs

GOOD Jewish Bakery in Brooklyn???

Missing Leon's terribly so I decided to try Ostrovitsky's on Avenue J.
So far I have tasted the seeded Rye, delicious!, the challah rolls also excellent. The Rugelach was tasty but lacked that buttery taste. I probably would not buy the rugelach next time.
I also bought a poppy seed strip cake and a seven layer cake, but will have to wait until later to try them. They came pre packaged already on shelves in the bakery.

I will be going back to try their cakes and cookies.

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Ostrovitsky Bakery
1124 Ave J, Brooklyn, NY 11230

Mar 01, 2012
Hydrin in Outer Boroughs

Leons Bakery gone?

Found a cookbook by a woman who grew up eating Leon Bakery's wonderful cakes. The cookbook has the recipes for Leon's rainbow cookies, black forest cake along with her version of ebingers blackout cake, A&S cheesecake, Black and white cookies. The cookbook is called Desserts by the Yard by Sherry Yard. I have not tried them yet, wish there were recipes for Leon's bread and rolls. I also remember Leon's baking some type of cake , just filled with a poppy seed filling, just so good!

Feb 23, 2012
Hydrin in Outer Boroughs

Horn and Hardart's Rice Pudding, Chocolate Pudding, Egg Custard

Junket rennet custard is still sold they even have a web site that you can order from. I remember the Tapioca pudding from Horn and Hardart with the big tapioca pearls in it... Loved it

Feb 13, 2011
Hydrin in Manhattan

Bubble Tea in Brooklyn

I Love Bubble tea and am tired of driving into Manhattan to buy it. Is there any places in Brooklyn that I can find it ?

Feb 13, 2011
Hydrin in Outer Boroughs

soft style frozen dessert at A&S Dept Store Bklyn

I am so surprised that anyone other than myself, remembers the delicious soft custard type Ice Cream in the Basement store at A&S and Mc Crory on Fulton Street.. I have tried so many different types of ice cream hoping to find that wonderful creamy taste, but have not been successful. I know it is a long shot but does anyone know what company made the Ice Cream and if it is possibly still available someplace. I realize it was a long time ago but there are some old ice cream companies still around....

Feb 13, 2011
Hydrin in Outer Boroughs

Leons Bakery gone?

I miss Leon's so much it is so hard to find another good Jewish bakery the best I know is Lord's still on Nostrand avenue in Brooklyn. Not the variety of cakes that they used to have but still decent. Just wish that Lords would open a second store where Leon's was the store now stands empty with other below par bakeries opening for a short time and closing. Wish someone had Leon's receipes...

Feb 13, 2011
Hydrin in Outer Boroughs

GOOD Jewish Bakery in Brooklyn???

I know what you mean, since Leon's bakery on Knapp Street in Brooklyn closed it is impossible to get good Rye bread, rolls and cakes. The next best is Lord's on Nostrand ave in Brooklyn. I tried Tina,s on Ralph but was not happy with their cakes their Rye was good.

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Lords Bakery
2135 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210

Teena's Cake Fair
1568 Ralph Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11236

Feb 13, 2011
Hydrin in Outer Boroughs

Looking for a venue or restaurant to hold a wedding recepion for 40-50 people? Help!

Buckleys restaurant and caterers on Avenue S and nostrand avenue in Brooklyn maybe affordable and they do have two very nice catering halls, . Recently had my daughters sweet sixteen in there larger room ( they do weddings also) on a Saturday night had 60 people and cost me less than $60 pp with an open bar for adults

Feb 13, 2011
Hydrin in Outer Boroughs