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Westchester-Hudson Valley Waterfront Fathers Day Sunday Dining?

The title says it all.

The Red Hat is booked. Any ideas? I'm wide open. Thanks...

Where to buy Bourbon in Brooklyn?

If not a restaurant on Smith then for some reason you are excluding Char 4. Why?
They have 150 bourbons!
Can't you just ignore the restaurant and sit at the bar?

If not Smith St, what neighborhood are you looking in?

May 12, 2009
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs

Court Street Happenings

Anyone know if the new Franks coffee place sells Stumptown beans?

Mar 26, 2009
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs

Cube 63 recent disappointment

I love their rolls. The other night was just sashimi, and it was -tiny-.

Mar 02, 2009
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs

Cube 63 recent disappointment

I've always liked Cube 63 though I haven't been in a long time. When they first opened I was blown away and though them to be superior to the nearby Osaka. I went in this weekend and was so so so disappointed. I ordered among other dishes ( which were fine, even good) a sashimi platter that was the saddest most uninspired plate I've ever ordered, and for $18 I was a bit po'ed. The size of the sashimi cuts were easily 1/2 of what I'm used to either at Cube 63 or anywhere else. The fish was fresh enough and tasty but the portions were obviosuly feeling th recession. Bummer. I'll never go back.

Don't get me wrong, I know y sushi and I'm not expecting Peter Luger size portions but this was ridiculous.

Mar 02, 2009
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs

Spicy Pickle coming to the Heights

And now, less than a year later.
CLOSED.

Feb 23, 2009
Larry Brooks in Chains

Five Guys Fries

Gotta agree...normally I don't pipe in for "chains" but 5 Guys Fries are bangin'.

Dec 15, 2008
Larry Brooks in Chains

Midtown East/ Murray Hill lunch recos?

I need a lunch spot, any cuisine high end or cheap eats. I'd prefer somewhere I can linger a bit and not be rushed out after my last bite. Classic NYC is a plus but not essential.

Dec 08, 2008
Larry Brooks in Manhattan

Make your own salad in Carroll Gardens?

Nectar is good food but not make your own salad.

Nov 13, 2008
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs

where in park slope can I get the tastiest BRAAIIINNS?

if this question is NOT a joke, go South to Sunset Park. Plenty of places have sesos burritos.

Yum!

Matamoros!

Oct 31, 2008
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs

Best Sandwich in Slope/Carroll Gardens?

Al,
I can't speak to his being a jerk but probably the reason you got a blank stare is that they don't make hot sandwiches. Only cold, Italian subs. Again, his handling was bad but Joe's doesn't do 'em.

Larry

Sep 21, 2008
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs

Salt Pork — Where Can I Buy It in Brooklyn?

Check Esposito's on Court in Carroll Gardens or Paisano's on Smith in Cobble Hill.

Sep 14, 2008
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs

New Food Store in Downtown Brooklyn?

A multi billion dollar corporation? Are you sure? Whole Foods is a 5.7 billion dollar corporation with 270 stores.

And Boars Head?

Sep 12, 2008
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs

Drinks after La Grenouille?

Thanks, I've never heard of Monnell's Wine Bar.
Google hasnt either, not in NYC.
You don't mean Morell in Rockefeller Plaza?

Sep 06, 2008
Larry Brooks in Manhattan

Drinks after La Grenouille?

Going to La Grenouille for a -special- date. Where should my wife and I go for drinks afterwards? It needn't be in the East 50s but plus if it is. I'm hoping for classic NY, romantic and hopefully quiet. And on a Saturday night. We'll be formally dressed so something grown up, please. Money not an option.

Too tall an order?

Sep 05, 2008
Larry Brooks in Manhattan

Boerum Hill Food Co- what happened?

I go in every few months since they opened. Sometimes its better than others, occasionally quite good. A few times, mediocre. This time it was like a 12 year old put the food out. I looked at the dishes and thought, ~are you -proud- of this ~?

Aug 30, 2008
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs

Boerum Hill Food Co- what happened?

Did the kitchen change over there? I've been a patron literally since their 1st week. They've had their ups and downs but brunch this morning was a shocker. Friendly service? Yes. New coffee? Yes to Stumptown!

But the food. What happened? Its like a high school home ec class took over the kitchen while the chef was on vacation.

Shame on you guys...

Aug 30, 2008
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs

rehearsal dinner crisis -- anywhere in downtown brooklyn?

They think Jolie is expensive, forget Frankie's.

As much as I agree and -worship- Frankie's.

Aug 20, 2008
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs

Weekday lunch, any cuisine 100th St and Columbus?

Any cuisine and price range. Hole in wall, classic, ethnic. ANYTHING.
Where to go?

Aug 18, 2008
Larry Brooks in Manhattan

FASCATI CLOSED FOR ONE MONTH :: WHAT TO DO?

Ruby, read the thread and don't made the mistake I did. Fleur wants pizza close to her home. The ones that you and I have suggested are pretty far from her.

Aug 11, 2008
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs

Cafe Carcioffo on Court Street closed by DOH

Agreed. I walked by what looked like a stoop sale. Then I read a note that was surpisingly rude and blamed the Health Dept, and in a weird way seemed to blame the neighborhood.

Aug 10, 2008
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs

Cafe Carcioffo on Court Street closed by DOH

I'd recommended that anyone who is in the neighborhood read the -snotty- letter to the public regarding their closing. They basically blame the Health department.

Wow.

Aug 10, 2008
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs

FASCATI CLOSED FOR ONE MONTH :: WHAT TO DO?

Oops! My bad.
I was confusing Fascati with the place on Henry and Union- 3 blocks from Marco Polo to go.

Apologies, Fleur.

Aug 09, 2008
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs

FASCATI CLOSED FOR ONE MONTH :: WHAT TO DO?

Fleur, I'm surprised.
CH/CG foodie that you are, you should know about:

Sam's, old timer with renewed popularity
Lucali, newcomer with 99% positive reviews
and the sleeper of the year, Marco Polo to go.

Marco Polo to go is 3 blocks from Fascati and I say, is superior.

Good luck!

Aug 09, 2008
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs

Seeking venue for small family dessert party

Though they have mixed reviews on this board, I'd say Sweet Melissa on Court.

Not to be nosy, but you have a 1 year old ice cream eater?

WOW!

Aug 04, 2008
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs

Best restaurant in Brooklyn Heights?

I'm with you, sad to admit.

Noodle Pudding and Queen get my vote.

Jul 31, 2008
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs

The Grocery?

You wanted to go to the Grocery without a reservation? You sure they weren't just closed for you?

; )

Jul 30, 2008
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs

Downtown Brooklyn lunch?

Alexa, that restaurant is a good 20-30 minutes away. Nice plug for your own website,though.

Jul 29, 2008
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs

Grimaldi's won't be open tonight...

Excellent news.
Now tired has beens resting on their buried reputation can step aside and we can all have some tasty pizza. Elsewhere.

Jul 23, 2008
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs

quick dinner neart Court Street movies?

Theres Court Street 12 off Atlantic and the small theater further into Carroll Gardens.

Which one?
And how much time do you have?

Jul 20, 2008
Larry Brooks in Outer Boroughs