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Bed-Stuy Fish Fry, now in Downtown Brooklyn too

For those of you who miss the fish-fry place on Duffield Street, there is a new location of Bed Stuy Fish Fry, on Schermerhorn near Hoyt. I haven't been there yet, but I will go soon and report back!

Apr 18, 2014
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Inexpensive to midrange Italian in park slope

foodwhisperer, I've got to laugh! You usually make helpful comments, but you must have been tipsy when you wrote this one, LOL.

Apr 10, 2014
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Inexpensive to midrange Italian in park slope

I agree with La Villa. We had a family party there once, and it was lovely.

Believe it or not, Da Nonna Rosa (7th Ave.) might be a possibility too. It looks like an ordinary pizza joint on the outside, but the food is surprisingly good, in an old-school, Italian-American family way. You could ask to use the upstairs room/party space.

Apr 10, 2014
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Hill Country - Brooklyn

I enjoyed Hill Country too, but I think it's overpriced. I happened to have a $20 Open Table check the night I went. Otherwise I would have resented paying that much for that little food and limited table service.

Mar 08, 2014
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Italian seafood dinner for Christmas Eve?

So to summarize some info so far:

FRANNY'S: $150/person, already took place.
SAUL at Bk'yn Museum: $125/person (takes some "license" with the Italian origins of this meal).
ROMAN'S: $65/person.
GARGIULO'S has a Xmas Eve a la carte menu with some items like a fish-salad appetizer ($15) and other seafood.
BAMONTE'S will have its regular menu.

Dec 18, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Italian seafood dinner for Christmas Eve?

Oh, thanks for the information, SteveR, Pookipichu, Jen K. and chompchomp! I've decided to rule out Tomasso's because I had heard too many bad things about the erratic service and the moody, opera-singing owner. And I'm afraid Saul is not old-school enough for this occasion (e.g., don't want stuff like "citrus-marinated Japanese sardine with dashi, hon shimeji mushroom, and puffed rice"). BUTit's good to hear about Bamonte's and Franny's. And chompchomp's link mentions Roman's restaurant in Fort Greene.

Dec 18, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Italian seafood dinner for Christmas Eve?

This thread is a few years old, but I'm trying to revive it. In addition to the Italian places mentioned here already (Il Paolo and Gargiulo's), I'm looking into Bamonte's (Williamsburg) and Tommaso (Dyker Heights/Bensonhurst). If I find out anything interesting, I will report it here. But, in the meantime, if any of you chowhounds know good old-fashioned Italian places doing the traditional "feast of the seven fishes," please share the love. Thanks.

Dec 16, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Meltkraft

I know, jen kalb, I agree that the name does not do the place justice. "Kraft" brings to mind the worst cheese in the world.

Nov 30, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Piccoli Trattoria--Worth a visit!

Anyone been to Piccoli recently? I couldn't see any blurbs since late 2011/early 2012.
Thanks in advance for any updates.

Nov 11, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Where in Bklyn can I have a nice weekday lunch?

To the original poster: Don't let the big tangent on Bacchus distract you! If you want a good Italian restaurant in one of those "brownstone Brooklyn" neighborhoods you mentioned, then try Frankie's or Al Di La (as some other posters mentioned). Both reliably fantastic, both open for lunch.

Nov 03, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Provini's?

BrookBoy, I know what you mean about having your hopes up about Provini before it opened! It LOOKED so promising.

Nov 03, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Dinner near Barclay's Center in Brooklyn

Morgan's BBQ on Flatbush Avenue near St. Mark's Ave., only a few blocks from the Barclay Center. Five of us went there before a Nets game last weekend, and it was great.

Oct 16, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Bensonhurst/Bay Ridge weekday lunch

Does anyone else like La Mama Rao's in Dyker Heights? I happened to have lunch there a couple of weeks ago, and it was very good, in an old-school way.

Oct 11, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Any waterfront dining?

I know this response is not "outer borough," but Gigino in Battery Park is quite lovely.

Aug 29, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Outdoor (not sidewalk) dining in Brooklyn

Lots of Brooklyn restaurants have little patio/yards in the back. For example in Park Slope, Fonda (Mexican on 7th Avenue) and Palo Santo (Union Street) have back yards.

To the original poster: where did you end up?

Aug 25, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Nice lunch in metro tech area in Brooklyn

I second the motion for Ganso.

Aug 25, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Juliana's Pizza

Walking through DUMBO last weekend, after getting off the Governor's Island ferry... Huge line coming out of Grimaldi's new location, about an hour long... Waiter in front of Juliana's, somewhat pathetically trying to get people to come in... Sign on the front of Juliana's "Revenge is a dish best served piping hot," explaining the lawsuits over the name, etc. Went inside and had a nice glass of wine, salad and pizza with tomato sauce, mozz, prosciutto and arugula. I agree with the other posters that Juliana's is quite good, not life-altering, but certainly as good (if not better) than Grimaldi's. So now there REALLY is no reason to wait in line.

Aug 02, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

restaurant week summer 2013--where to reserve?

They have some great Italian places (Ai Fiori, Maiolino, Il Mulino) but for lunch only. Gotham B & G and Café Boulud are also lunch only.

Dinner places worth considering : La Silhoulette, ilili, Junoon, Pampano

Enjoy!

Jul 12, 2013
parkslopemama in Manhattan

Gowanus BBQ: Fletcher's or Dinosaur?

Wow, I'm pleasantly surprised to see that someone else prefers Dinosaur to Fletchers. I thought Fletchers was a chowhound favorite, but it's over-rated and over-priced. Same with Fort Reno.

Jul 10, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

update on Rockaway Beach food vendors?

Does anyone have recent information on what Rockaway Beach food vendors have re-opened? The most recent thing I could find were a couple of May 2013 stories, stating that only Rippers and Rockaway Taco were open. (Not the Rockaway Taco stand on the beach, but the one that's a few blocks away.) The lines were reportedly very long for those two places. Have any other places have been able to open since then?

Jul 03, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Early Dinner near BAM?

I would also add La Caye to the list. It's right across the street from BAM (next to Berlyn). Nice Haitian food.

Jun 17, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Kittery in Carroll Gardens

nafybean, Actually I did post something about Littleneck. If you do a search on this website, you'll find it. Sort of mixed reviews, but bettter than Kittery!

Jun 17, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

La Caye--great Haitian food across from BAM

What a nice surprise! The place was very lively Friday night, with a three-person jazz combo. We had only the "poulet creole" - traditional stewed chicken, which was flavorful but not heavy. Also the sangrias with basil were delicious. Definitely worth a try, and it's right across from BAM, next to Berlyn.

Jun 07, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Kittery in Carroll Gardens

I know, Sluggo! I was joking about Aunt Carrie's. But why is Kittery even more expensive than Pearl Oyster Bar in Manhattan? Pearl O.B is much better, too.

Jun 02, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Puerto Viejo (Prospect Hts/Crown Hts.)?

By the way, it's at 564 Grand Avenue (between Bergen and Dean).

I'm no expert on Dominican/Latino food, but I really enjoyed the place! Friendly service, very lively, nice atmosphere, if a bit too loud. They have empanadas, lots of seafood dishes (e.g., sopa de mariscos), roast pork and chicken, rice and beans, mofongo, etc. The food is not spicy, but you can get a delicious hot sauce on the side (seems to be made from yellow chili peppers).

Definitely worth a try!

May 24, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Kittery in Carroll Gardens

Missmasala,

You are right about the blueberry cobbler! I was mistakenly thinking of blueberry "crisp" or "crumble."

However, the "chocolate bread pudding" was not really a pudding at all. It really did not seem to be cooked with any kind of eggy-liquid, as per Anne Rosensweig's recipe. Just a firm/dry piece of chocolate bread plopped on top of a sauce.

The Village Voice gave Kittery a surprisingly good review, BTW.

May 21, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Kittery in Carroll Gardens

P.S. bowl of chowder AND 3 clamcakes = only $7.50 at Aunt Carrie's! :)

May 12, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Best New Brunch in Brooklyn?

If you're going anywhere today (Mothers' Day), don't forget that brunch places will be mobbed.

Parkslopemama
(who is going to do something OTHER than brunch with her kids today)

May 12, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Kittery in Carroll Gardens

Kittery is a New England-style seafood place on the corner of Union and Smith Streets. As a transplanted Rhode Islander, I really looked forward to trying it, but I must say I was disappointed!

The creamy clam chowder was good, but $9 for a bowl?!? That's more than even Pearl Oyster bar charges in Manhattan! Also, my kids' fish and chips were passable, but not crispy enough. (We like The Chip Shop's better.) Finally, the desserts were tasty, but somewhat misnamed. The "blueberry cobbler" was more like a blueberry shortcake, i.e. with a doughy biscuit instead of a buttery/crumbly topping. And the "chocolate bread pudding" was a square of chocolate bread (about the consistency of gingerbread) on a flat plate with sauce, not baked in a container with eggy/puddingy goodness.

Overall, we had a good time, but the food should have been better, especially for the prices.

Can't wait to get my Aunt Carrie's in Narragansett this summer!

May 12, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs

Place to eat near Old Stone House, Brooklyn?

Ooh, Juanita, Surfish is a great idea!

Another possibility is The Chip Shop, if you like fish and chips.

May 10, 2013
parkslopemama in Outer Boroughs