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Trattoria Zero Otto Nove (and Madonia Brothers Bakery)

Wow I cant believe you didnt like the cannoli from Madonia brothers.

Filled as you wait.

Its one of my favorites.

Just curious, what didnt you like about it?

Madonia Brothers Bakery
2348 Arthur Ave, Bronx, NY 10458

Jan 06, 2012
dougnash in Outer Boroughs

Visiting NYC from CA - need help planning a day trip to the Burroughs!

I love Flushing and Elmhurst/Jackson Heights but I would suggest Williamsburg Brooklyn.

SO easy to get to from NYC, just take the "L" subway only ONE stop to Bedford ave.

So many different choices of food, plus a cool area to walk around lots of shops and galleries.

HAve a nice sitdown breakfast at Egg or Five leaves,then check out some shops, walk through Mccarren park, have a chicken biscuit at pies n thighs, some oysters at marlow and sons, a burger and bacon @ peter lugers. Stop in and tour Brooklyn Brewery and have a cold one.

Those are just some suggestions, there is so much more available, except good Indian food (in my opinion).

You can also take a water taxi back if you choose.

Best thing with the "L" subway is that you are literally a 5 minute subway ride back to Manhattan.

Go to freewilliamsburg dot com it is a great site listing all local restaurants, things to do, galleries, bars music etc.

hope it helps

Marlow & Sons
81 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Pies 'n' Thighs
166 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

135A N 5th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Peter Luger Steak House
178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Five Leaves
18 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Jan 05, 2012
dougnash in Outer Boroughs

El Nuevo Bohío, East Tremont Bronx

Funny, I just went this week for the first time to El Neuvo Bohio.

The pork was delicious, surprisingly juicy, not dried out at all.

The pork skin very crunchy and good tasting.

The fresh garlic sauce was amazing!!!!

I agree about the rice and beans, I have had much better elsewhere.

I will definitely be going back...

Dec 11, 2011
dougnash in Outer Boroughs


When I was growing up I spent years working at a dunkin donuts.

20 years later I live 5 blocks from peter pan in greenpoint.

I cant believe everyone is WoWing over their donuts.

Standard donuts probably slightly better than dunkins.

Everytime I went there I kept hoping they would be much better then they turned out to be.

Nope, always disappointing.

Never going back.

Now if you want to try awesome donuts, head on over to Bedford Stuy:

305 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11205

Blood orange, nutella, Dulce de Leche

or if you are in NYC go to

Doughnut Plant
379 Grand Street
NY NY 10002

peanut butter and jelly, creme brulee and double chocolate

Try either place, you will never ever go back to standard donuts from peter pan

305 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Nov 08, 2011
dougnash in Outer Boroughs

Lobster Shack in Greenpoint

Opened like two weeks ago on Manhattan Avenue by clay street.

Has anyone tried this place yet?

Jul 07, 2011
dougnash in Outer Boroughs

Five Leaves

Go for Breakfast!!!

about 6 months ago on yahoo home page was an article talking about the "best egg sandwich " in nyc. It was for 5 leaves describing their scrambled organic eggs with fresh sage, aged cheddar served on a grilled Sullivan St. panini. I added BACON of course!!!!

This egg sandwich was great! Never had with fresh sage before.

Definitely one of the best!!!

Get there early on the weekend, this place jams

Feb 25, 2011
dougnash in Outer Boroughs

Marlow & Sons or Diner?

i would go to marlow and sons first for a drink, some of the freshest oysters and get the crostini too.

then go over to diner for dinner...

Nov 28, 2010
dougnash in Outer Boroughs

NYY Steak at Yankee Stadium. Any thoughts?

umm, I so disagree with Blackstones.

So much better steak around

PG steakhouse
Abel Conklins
just to name a few in the area.

Go to Blackstones if you are single and over 50, it's an aged meat market.


Oct 31, 2010
dougnash in Outer Boroughs

Sunday brunch in Williamsburg

go to Mymoon.

Great place for large group, tall ceilings very open space.

My Moon
184 North 10th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Oct 31, 2010
dougnash in Outer Boroughs

Dumont Burger Review

not sure why everyone loves their burger

i had it twice just to make sure i really was not impressed

i have been enjoying good burgers lately at roebling tea room and the 1946 silver trailer w/ garden on metropolitan and lorimer 'goods'

Oct 03, 2010
dougnash in Outer Boroughs

What's the best place to buy baklava?

Artopolis has the mini chocolate baklava
they are delicious

Mar 11, 2010
dougnash in Outer Boroughs

brooklyn bread

oh ya
+1 for royal crown

make sure you go around the corner to their pannini location and get some great sandwiches made on the same bread!

Feb 18, 2010
dougnash in Outer Boroughs

Anella in Greenpoint

I was curious about this place. I live on Green Street between Franklin and Manhattan, so it is basically a 30 second walk for me.
I will try it.

Thank you

Feb 18, 2010
dougnash in Outer Boroughs

Which Brooklyn Vietnamese is best?

What about Bep and Silent H both in Williamsburg.

I was curious about trying these...

Jan 19, 2010
dougnash in Outer Boroughs

homemade donuts

I just moved to Greenpoint and recently had both Peter Pan and Doughnut Plant.

I will just say in the future I will be going to Doughnut Plant, I though their donuts were delicious...

Jan 09, 2010
dougnash in Manhattan

homemade donuts

Try Black Forest Bakery in Lindenhurst on south Wellwood Avenue just north of John Street.

Not so sure about the plain donuts, but the jelly and custard are out of this world.

If you really want a treat go to Doughnut Plant in Manhattan.

The best donuts I have ever had.

You have to try

Peanut butter & Jelly donut

Creme Brulee (sp)

double chocolate

It is well worth the trip, not like dunkin

Cono O'Pescatore in Williamsburg

Asumnuthin, I have lived in NY my entire life, I understand the Chicken Parm is readily available all over...

I was just interested in finding the places that prepare it the best which keeps people going back and continually getting it again.

I'll check out LA Pizza, thanks!

Dec 29, 2009
dougnash in Outer Boroughs

Three LI South shore strike-outs...

Try these:

Argyle Grill in Babylon village, great burgers, one of my favorite ceasar salads with blacken chicken, all food very good, good service

Tellers in Islip, top noch steak, you have to get the bone-in rib eye, the bone is almost 20" long

Bobbiques in Patchogue, this is the place in suffolk for good bbq, one of my favorite chilis, great x-large bbq wings, huge beer selection, live music, kewl owner...

Cono O'Pescatore in Williamsburg

Thats funny, I just moved to Greenpoint and have been searching for one of my favorite dishes, chicken parm>

I also noticed they do a price fix $19.00 mon-thurs 4-7pm, which includes the chicken parm.

I will have to try it...

Dec 25, 2009
dougnash in Outer Boroughs

Costco croissant, awsome!

Those are great.
It is nice when you have a nice big breakfast crowd and you make a dozen egg sandwiches using the croissants.

I bet they would make great french toast too.

Costco has lots of goodies.

Dec 25, 2009
dougnash in Chains


PortoVivo, go Wednesday night for the roasted suckling pig special, it is the best and so flavorful...

Brunch on North Shore/Huntington Area

The place to go is The Bonwit Inn in Commack.

This is a nice upscale place.

This is also an all-you-can-eat style brunch.

Also very close to the LIE

Phayathai in Ronkonkoma

I used to work in Ronkonkoma and went to this place frequently.

Always enjoyed my meal, drunken noodles with Chicken was my meal of choice.

Just the right amount of spice...

Thai Tea very good too.

My girl enjoyed their salmon dish.

This is not an expensive place either...

hope it helps......

oyster hour in Oyster Bay or elsewhere

Hey Mhughu

I am originally from Long Island (40 years) but know reside in Greenpoint Brooklyn.

The best oysters are to be found at Marlow and Sons in Williamsburg.

More like 3 bucks each, but they are the freshest to be found.

Best fried chicken in Brooklyn?

I just had the fried chicken at Egg and Walter Foods.

The chicken at Egg was good, crispy coating, juicy meat, but I did find it a little salty.

The chicken at Walter Foods, killed it, the coating was so much better, crunchy and perfectly done on the inside.

Funny while I was eating at the bar, a woman next to me had the fried chicken as well. We got into a conversation about the chicken, she said she was just at Buttermilk channel and thought the chicken at Walter Foods was better too.

I just moved to Greenpoint so I will be sampling as many as possible...

Dec 21, 2009
dougnash in Outer Boroughs

Good places to live in Brooklyn based on food/bevs?

This one is right up my alley.
Lived on Long Island my entire life, just turned 40, just moved to a place in Greenpoint Brooklyn last week.
Could not be happier!
Oh ya, I am recently single too.
Between Greenpoint and Williamsburg 5 minutes away the bar/pub/beer garden/restaurant choices are endless.
I work in Manhattan and the subways make it very easy to get there.

It is what I call a "leap of faith", just do it.

You will be so happy you did, trust me.

Dec 17, 2009
dougnash in Outer Boroughs

Porto Vivo-Huntington--Anyone Been? Reviews?

Ok, I went on Monday. As tooloose mentioned the floor plan is really nice.

I ate at the bar like usual. The Bartender was very nice, good service and knowledgeable about the menu.

I started with the octopus salad, which was very fresh and a little spicy to my enjoyment.

Then came the beets salad, it was deconstructed and delicious.

I went for the LI price fix deal, so I ordered the roasted chicken which was very juicy and the side of sautéed spinach was fabulous.

For dessert the crème Brule was a cappuccino flavor which really finished the meal perfectly.

I am actually going back this evening for the suckling pig, so I will let you know how that goes too.

I would also like to mention on Monday nights they have an $18.00 wine deal (choice of 4, 2 reds, 2 white) which is basically a bottomless glass. I will definitely be back on a Monday for that one...

This will be one of the best destinations in Huntington for dinner or just cocktails.

Peaches in Bed-Stuy, anyone have any feedback???

wow I just found this post.

I wonder if things have changed...

Nov 01, 2009
dougnash in Outer Boroughs

Peaches in Bed-Stuy, anyone have any feedback???

Hi Folks,

I came across this place on an article for Bed-Stuy and I am curious if it is worth going to?


Nov 01, 2009
dougnash in Outer Boroughs

Porto Vivo-Huntington--Anyone Been? Reviews?

I have not been there yet (I live in Huntington).

Several people have I know said it is good.

I looked at the menu, I want to go on a Wednesday night for the special "slow roasted suckling pig"

Has anyone tried the "pig" yet???????????