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Aita, Roman's, or Locanda Vini e Olli

Yes- that's true it does get loud there- good point! sounds like vini e olli may be the winner-

Oct 23, 2012
jgbs in Outer Boroughs

Aita, Roman's, or Locanda Vini e Olli

My father is visiting from California and I wanted to go to a very good, and very Brooklyn-y restaurant with him- in the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill area- I originally though Roman's- but recently Aita was recommended- has anyone been there? And I have never been to Locanda Vini e Olli which always is well reviewed- thoughts?

Thanks so much- we'll be 3- on a Thursday- but should be early enough to not have to wait I hope-


Oct 23, 2012
jgbs in Outer Boroughs

Casual Catering Suggestions in Santa Monica - 100 ppl

Hi- I'm looking for a caterer for a casual backyard event for about 100 people-
At the most it would be 'heavy' hors d'oeuvres, and looking to spend around $30/person-

We'd be like to get platters delivered (or pick-up) and deal with the serving oursleves- I was looking at the Whole Foods platters- has anyone tried those? Any suggestions appreciated- maybe a little more variety than those platters seem to offer-

I'm trying to plan from New York so don't have such a great grasp of out there- maybe the equivalent of Citarella ( or Dean and Deluca- but mayeb I am being naive about pricing...

It's for my father and the boards seem to have a lot of great taco catering options, but I don't think that's the direction he would want.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Mar 31, 2011
jgbs in Los Angeles Area

North Fork Smoked Fish

I'm looking to have a memorial service catered on the North Fork with smoked fish, bagels, roast beef, Zabar's, Russ and Daughters style, etc- any good delis, caterers that anyone could recommend? Thanks!

Aug 30, 2008
jgbs in General Tristate Archive

Chinese Banquet B-day

I am trying to plan my birthday dinner for around 20-25 people- someone suggested a Chinatown banquet...any ideas for places that do chinese banquets that are relatively good

Or other places I could get a relatively inexpensive set meal ($30 ish) for a bunch of people-

Sorry to be so vague- just moved back here and trying to figure out the plan!!


Oct 10, 2007
jgbs in Manhattan