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Permanent Brunch - is it open?

Thanks! I wonder what's up with the phone...

Mar 18, 2010
foodnfilm in Manhattan

Permanent Brunch - is it open?

I've been trying to call them about brunch this weekend, but their phone is disconnected! I really want to go there, but are they open or closed?

Permanent Brunch
95 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

Mar 18, 2010
foodnfilm in Manhattan

brunch near Brooklyn Children's Museum?

Looking for a nice place to have a family brunch (including children) after a trip to the Children's Museum in Brooklyn. Don't know anything in that neighborhood. Suggestions?

Feb 04, 2009
foodnfilm in Outer Boroughs

? juice bar in Soho?

There must be a good place around Soho (or that delivers to Soho) to get fresh juices. Not like Jamba Juice, but real green juices etc. Anyone know a good health food place nearby? Thanks!

Nov 06, 2007
foodnfilm in Manhattan

worst birthday ever at Saul on Smith Street

Funny, I'm from Dallas and very familiar with the Mansion!
I totally get that it's not an ideal situation, I was just shocked that we weren't offered anything at all. A later time, a little adjustment? Nothing.
I did email the owner but have not gotten a response yet. I'll let you know what happens.

To continue the story, we ended up at Chance- not my favorite cuisine on Smith Street, but let me tell you they bent over backwards to take care of us! Free drink for me on my birthday, the absolute friendliest service, and they were plenty happy to hear about Saul's terrible service and give us shelter! Viva La Chance!

Oct 04, 2007
foodnfilm in Outer Boroughs

worst birthday ever at Saul on Smith Street

I had the most unpleasant experience I can ever recall having– anywhere– at Saul in Brooklyn on Saturday night. After having made a reservation weeks ago for six people to celebrate my birthday, a seventh person was added to our party at the last minute. (A friend’s husband whose work suddenly freed him up.) And rather than squeeze another chair in at our table for six, we were summarily turned away.

I have no experience whatsoever in the restaurant business, but I have an idea of the amount of logistical juggling must take place in such an operation. I appreciate that. However, no matter how unforgiving the seating (the place was half empty when we arrived), I was shocked that given the choice between pulling up an extra chair or not, the manager chose to turn me away, leave me to wander down Smith Street ON MY BIRTHDAY with six of my friends in search of last minute accommodation, upset, disappointed, and very near tearful, and leave all of us with an astoundingly negative impression of Saul. I can't imagine anything would be worth that for a restaurant.

Even one of their own diners who was outside having a cigarette was more sympathetic than any one of Saul’s staff; she gave me a sad "happy birthday" as she went back inside to finish her meal. She seemed as stunned as we were at our poor reception. Personally, my jaw still drops when I think of how the situation was managed.

One last note: whoever did take my reservation originally was extremely nice. Maybe because we were a party of six, he made a point of asking "Is this a special occasion?" I imagined this implied we would have a special evening; unfortunately it only made the terrible treatment on Saturday sting that much more. Worst. Birthday. Ever.

I can recommend any number of outstanding restaurants in Brooklyn that will be happy to serve you graciously. Saul is not one of them.

Oct 01, 2007
foodnfilm in Outer Boroughs

Bulk pre-popped popcorn - inexpensive!

I'm looking for bulk pre-popped popcorn, the no-frills kind you get at the movie theater. Indiana, Garrett's, all those gourmet places are a bit pricy. I need popcorn for 50-100 people and can not rent a popper. Any suggestions? Does Costco sell such a thing?

Aug 23, 2007
foodnfilm in Manhattan

Cotton Candy in lil' packs?

I'm loolking for pre-packaged cotton candy/ candy floss in individual bags. I see Ringling Brothers brand online, but is there anyplace to get it in the city?? It's for a circus theme party. Thanks!

Aug 16, 2007
foodnfilm in Manhattan