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D'Amico gone?

Lots of photos here - looks beautiful! http://pardonmeforasking.blogspot.com...

Oct 29, 2014
bklynite in Outer Boroughs

D'Amico gone?

DH walked by yesterday and they're open. They've remodeled, although he says it doesn't look like everything is quite done yet.

Oct 25, 2014
bklynite in Outer Boroughs

Cereal and Saturday Morning Cartoons

Memories...my faves were Quisp (not Quake) and Cap'n Crunch, eaten from the blue Cap'n Crunch cereal bowl we sent away for. My little brother's was red and would sooner have starved than ever eaten out of his bowl and risk cootie contamination, as I'm sure you'll all understand.

But said little brother was the Cereal King, able to eat four bowls over the course of a Saturday morning, without milk. He stopped eating cereal when he went off to college; we all figured he'd reached his lifetime quota already, having tried pretty much every single cereal on the market in the '60s/'70s.

I ate pretty much all of them too, although I drew the line at Kaboom. Those weird colors made me sick. The one ritual I did have was with Trix, where I ate the red ones first because I liked the the way the orange and yellow ones looked together.

Oct 18, 2014
bklynite in General Topics

Brooklyn Pizza around Barclays

I ate at Sottocasa a couple of nights ago; walked in with a party of 4 and got a table right away. Can't say for sure the same would hold true on a Saturday, but it's likely you wouldn't have a problem. There were several tables with kids that night and it's definitely family-friendly.

Oct 18, 2014
bklynite in Outer Boroughs

92nd Street Y Vicinity

Fetch and the 3rd Ave. Alehouse have nice outdoor spaces, good burgers and reasonable prices if you're looking for something more casual. Further down 3rd Ave. there are also a couple of Thai restaurants and Ooki Sushi, and there's a Shake Shack on 86th between 3rd & Lex.

Jun 17, 2014
bklynite in Manhattan

Prime Meats - must-haves?

Thanks for the rec! We went already (and both got the steak frites, which we loved) but I have to say I was tempted by the pork schnitzel. Next time!

Feb 13, 2014
bklynite in Outer Boroughs

Cobble Hill-Carroll Gardens area brunch - reservations?

Apologies for the belated thanks for responding. We did end up and Clover Club, which was empty at 11 am so not a problem. Brunch was fine, although I found the booth seating somewhat uncomfortable. Not a deal-breaker though!

Feb 07, 2014
bklynite in Outer Boroughs

Prime Meats - must-haves?

DH and I going to Prime Meats tomorrow night for his b-day dinner. We've never been - any recommendations for must-haves would be welcome.

Feb 07, 2014
bklynite in Outer Boroughs

Cobble Hill-Carroll Gardens area brunch - reservations?

I know this topic has been addressed, but not terribly recently, it seems.

I'm looking for someplace in the general Cobble-Carroll-Boerum area for brunch this Sunday, and preferably one that takes reservations (party of 4).

Clover Club has been recommended, but they don't take reservations. We're willing to consider, but would love some idea of how long the wait might be there (and at other places as well). We'd like to go around 11 am.

All intel appreciated and thanks in advance!

Jan 08, 2014
bklynite in Outer Boroughs

Tunisian Labladi?

Yes, I think this recipe sounds delicious and easy. And everything is better with bread and olives :-)

Oct 17, 2013
bklynite in Outer Boroughs

Tunisian Labladi?

I'd never heard of this dish before, but this is now the second reference I've seen today! Sharing the first with you - a recipe from Mollie Katzen's new cookbook. Looks simple and delicious: http://www.seriouseats.com/2013/10/mo....

Hope you have some luck finding a restaurant that serves it, but in the meantime seems you now have several options for trying it yourself.

Oct 15, 2013
bklynite in Outer Boroughs

Sports bar/restaurant near 92nd Street Y

Fetch on 92nd & 3rd has great burgers and plenty of other choices as well. Bar area is small, but I think it has a TV. It's not really a sports bar, but if watching a game is important you might be able to get a table with an angle to see the screen. Very nice, friendly place that shouldn't be fazed by a group of teens.

Oct 07, 2013
bklynite in Manhattan

Brooklyn Crab - anyone been recently?

Hi, DH has been wanting to try Brooklyn Crab since it opened and I've steered him away, not having heard anything good about it. But he keeps bringing it up, so I'm wondering if maybe it's improved. Anyone been this summer?

Aug 30, 2013
bklynite in Outer Boroughs

Pacific Green grocery in Cobble Hill being pushed out to make way for a J. Crew

This will be interesting, with Pacific Green right by K&Y (my favorite choice for fruits & veggies) and across the street from Union Market.

Jul 30, 2013
bklynite in Outer Boroughs

Control freak in my kitchen.

I've had a tiny Brooklyn kitchen for so long I don't remember what it's like to have the space for anyone to help! Someday perhaps I'll be able to let you all know :-)

Mar 15, 2013
bklynite in Not About Food

New brick oven pizza on Smith St.

Looks like a new pizza place is coming to Smith between Warren and Baltic, where Robin Des Bois used to be. I don't have any more information - does anyone else?

Jan 11, 2013
bklynite in Outer Boroughs

Matzo balls ... light/fluffy or heavy/dense?

Non-Jewish ex-DH once came from work and asked (Jewish) me "if I said 'floaters or sinkers' would you know what I was talking about?" I said, "matzoh balls, what else?"

For the record I prefer sinkers, but I've never met a matzoh ball I wasn't happy to eat. Yum!

Dec 26, 2012
bklynite in General Topics

Friends in town with small kids--Recs on Court or Smith?

You might try Red Rose, on Smith. They have a European and welcoming attitude towards children, and as an old-school, neighborhood place that's been around for over 25 years, it'll have an atmosphere you won't find in one of the newer places. It's a nice way to show out-of-town friends what your neighborhood is like.

Oct 25, 2012
bklynite in Outer Boroughs

BBQ Joints Near Charleston

LaLa, I was lucky enough to eat at Scott's this past Saturday while on vacation, partly because of your endorsement. It was everything I hoped it would be and I sure hope I have a chance to eat there again some day!

Aug 09, 2012
bklynite in Southeast

Seafood dinner between Charleston and Myrtle Beach

Back from our travels so I thought I'd report back!

After a 12 hour drive, some of it through a truly torrential downpour, we arrived in Charleston with an appetite. The Hominy Grill turned out to be an easy walk from the hotel, but unfortunately we would've had to wait an hour which we really couldn't do at that point. The hostess pointed us towards either Fuel or Lana's as the closest alternatives; we went with Lana's as Fuel seems a little loud and young-ish for us. Italian wouldn't have been our first choice, since there's no shortage of it in NYC, but we ended up having a wonderful meal (risotto for me, ribeye for DH) with friendly and impeccable service.

Breakfast the next day was at Dixie's Cafe (delicious) and then we hit Hominy Grill for lunch after seeing Fort Sumter and I finally saw what the fuss over the Big Nasty Biscuit was all about. Loved every bite, and DH, who had gotten a regular plate of fried chicken, declared it the best he'd ever had. We tried the chocolate pudding and buttermilk pie for dessert and both were very good, although we agreed we preferred the consistency of Brooklyn's The Chocolate Room for pudding.

After more sightseeing we headed up to Myrtle Beach, stopping at Lee's Inlet Kitchen for dinner. We weren't as hungry as we'd have liked to be after Hominy Grill lunch, but we didn't want to get stuck in Myrtle Beach proper for dinner. DH thought his fried flounder was ok; I quite enjoyed my shrimp 'n grits and had enough left over to heat up in the microwave for breakfast while DH was out golfing.

Then it was time to head out to Hemingway for bbq. I'd heard about Scott's from a few people but it was better than I expected. Truly the barbecued pork of my dreams and well worth the drive. It was so satisfying we didn't even have dinner that night, just a couple of milkshakes near the Myrtle Beach hotel.

The rest of the vacation wasn't terribly food-oriented, although I was really happy to get some local peaches from a farm stand. We also had surprisingly good Mexican at Don Valencia's somewhere in far eastern Virginia (close to Maryland) on the way home.

Thank you all again for your kind responses. We had some of the best food we've ever had at some places I sure hope we'll get to again one of these days!

Aug 07, 2012
bklynite in Southeast

Seafood dinner between Charleston and Myrtle Beach

Hi LaLa, thanks for the tip about Scott's BBQ. We'll definitely consider it as a Plan B between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, but since we have a couple of places to hit in Charleston for breakfast and lunch, we're probably going to save it for the next day. Gotta pace ourselves!

Jul 29, 2012
bklynite in Southeast

Seafood dinner between Charleston and Myrtle Beach

Thanks for all these great suggestions! Appreciate your all taking the time!

Jul 22, 2012
bklynite in Southeast

Seafood dinner between Charleston and Myrtle Beach

Hi, apologies if this is already in a thread somewhere but I'm not a great searcher! DH and I will be heading from Charleston to Myrtle Beach late afternoon/evening on Fri Aug 3 and are looking for good seafood on the way. We know of Bistro 217 and Franks. Bistro 217 looks great, but maybe a little upscale for tourists who will be tired from a day of sightseeing in Charleston. Is it as fancy as it looks from the website? Is the food worth the price?

Feedback on both Bistro 217 and Franks very welcome, as are other recommendations for anything from full-service restaurant to out-of-the-way seafood shack.

On Saturday we're planning to hit Scott's BBQ for lunch, but would be happy to have recommendations for breakfast and dinner places in Myrtle Beach. We'd probably prefer something light and low-key for dinner, after Scott's earlier in the day!

Thanks in advance. This will be the first time for both of us to this part of the country (we live in Brooklyn) and we're really looking forward to it!

Jul 21, 2012
bklynite in Southeast

only once a year

Like many others, the Jewish foods on the Jewish holidays. Matzah, matzah brei and matzah kugel on Passover, latkes on Hanukkah, and Hamentaschen on Purim. I'm a culinary Jew!

Dec 28, 2010
bklynite in General Topics

Locavore kosher chicken purveyor (NYC-area)

Thanks EvanM and Expenseacctfoodsnob. I'll look into those too!

Aug 13, 2010
bklynite in Kosher

Downtown Brooklyn Eats

When the weather's nice, it's lovely to eat outside on the Promenade. Lassen & Henning's Deli on Montague is a good place to pick up a sandwich on the way.

Aug 12, 2010
bklynite in Outer Boroughs

Locavore kosher chicken purveyor (NYC-area)

Thank you both!

Aug 12, 2010
bklynite in Kosher

Locavore kosher chicken purveyor (NYC-area)

I'm wondering if anyone knows of NYC-area local chicken farms that provide chickens for kosher slaughter, or perhaps have a shochet come to the premises. Appreciate any and all leads!

Aug 12, 2010
bklynite in Kosher

Jury Duty in Brooklyn--Favorite quick lunches in Downtown Brooklyn

Walk down Montague to Lassen & Henning's deli (many veggie sandwich options available - http://www.lassenandhennigs.com/index...) then continue to the Promenade. Eat sandwich, admire view, return to civic duties!

May 28, 2010
bklynite in Outer Boroughs

Burger place on Smith in old Patois spot

We did end up at JB's, the formerly-Patois-and-Provence burger place and came away pretty satisfied. The burgers were cooked to order, tasty (if not fabulous), large and served on wonderful freshly-made buns with a side of fries and the usual condiments. Some of these cheeses weren't available so we ended up with American (I'd been hoping for Swiss) but hopefully they'll get that problem straightened out. The really tasty pickle on the side was a plus, as opposed to the not-fully-pickled and often floppy versions often served at diners. The price was just under $10 for the burger w/fries, which isn't bad at all. I think they're a good addition to Smith St. and I hope they can hang on for awhile!

Apr 12, 2010
bklynite in Outer Boroughs