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Dollar Oysters

Grand Central Oyster Bar just started doing a happy hour that will supposedly last through 2013.

$1.25 oysters, $4 beers
$6 wines, $8 martinis, and appetizer specials.
Mon-Wed 4:30-7pm
Sat 1-5pm
In the Saloon and Lounge

Jan 08, 2013
rhodes553 in Manhattan

Suggestions for a convivial, tapas-style birthday meal for a vegetarian in Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Boerum Hill?

I think Geido (Flatbush Ave. near 7th Ave.) would be an excellent candidate for this. Do you and your mom like Japanese food?

Nov 13, 2012
rhodes553 in Outer Boroughs

Ultimate Burgers and Dogs- A treasure in the old Chicory space

It looks like this place is done. I walked by yesterday and the place was emptied out, with an AT&T bill stuck between the door knob and frame. Sad to see it go. I really liked the food. But it takes more than that to survive in such an out-of-the-way location in the neighborhood.

Prediction: In the spirit of Brucie and Karloff, another communal-table place will open here with a passionate small-scale chef. Just like Chicory was in the old days.

Ultimate Burgers and Dogs
243 Degraw St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Oct 04, 2010
rhodes553 in Outer Boroughs

Karloff soft opening 9/26

I caught a little bit of the soft opening at Karloff on Court Street last night. Perhaps out of fear for the curse on the location, or the shaky economy, they've taken the "diversify" mantra to heart. They've got take-out pastries and ice cream, a serious coffee bar, and a delicious-looking menu of Eastern European comfort food.

Of particular interest to me are the coffee options. They include grind-to-order pour-overs and the neighborhood's first siphon brewers!!!

They have a beautiful communal table near the entrance, and smaller seating options towards the back.

I'm looking forward to trying the food. Anyone else peek in last night?

254 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Sep 27, 2010
rhodes553 in Outer Boroughs

downtown brooklyn lunchtime burger round-up

Assuming they're still in business, I can't recommend Ultimate Burgers and Dogs enough! They're on Degraw between Court and Clinton. I'll warn you now, though -- opinion in the blogosphere/chowsphere is quite divided. They don't ask what you want on it and the bun is an untoasted potato roll. It's a perfectly seasoned, remarkably tasty, slightly greasy burger. Perfect as far as I'm concerned, but YMMV.

Word is the place in the old Patois spot -- JB's Burger -- is "not even trying."

Ultimate Burgers and Dogs
243 Degraw St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

JB's Burger
255 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

May 20, 2010
rhodes553 in Outer Boroughs

Book Club-Friendly Brunch Spot in Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens

Sounds like a tough assignment. Where did you end up going? How did it work out?

Apr 28, 2010
rhodes553 in Outer Boroughs

Waterfall on Atlantic-

Re: adding pizza to the menu. I remember calling them a few years ago when the take-out menu I had listed pizza. I started placing my order for one of them when she interrupted me and said, "If we didn't have pizza, what would want?" Classic!

Mar 18, 2010
rhodes553 in Outer Boroughs

Cocktail Bar in Brooklyn

Mar 29, 2009
rhodes553 in Outer Boroughs

Sunday Brunch in Boerum/Carroll/Cobble/Atlantic area?

The garden at Apartment 138 always impresses. The food doesn't rise above standard brunch fare, though.

Aug 03, 2007
rhodes553 in Outer Boroughs

Trader Joe's Brooklyn

Then I guess parking won't be a problem after 7. :)

Jul 25, 2007
rhodes553 in Outer Boroughs

Pizza top 10

Just wanted to "big up" Tomato & Basil in Brooklyn, on 4th Ave. near Union St. His thin, square slice with fresh mozzarealla, plum tomatoes, and fresh basil is devine!

Jul 15, 2006
rhodes553 in Manhattan