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Wings - Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens/Downtown area

Bonnies.

Aug 08, 2012
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Seafood in Sheepshead Bay: Clemente's Randazzo's?

So, I really wanted this place to be good. Unfortunately, it's one of those Brooklyn places that everyone who goes there is drinking the Kool Aid that this place is an institution and the food is great and its awesome that they call calamari "galamah" and its basically sacrilege to say that it's not awesome. I tried the chowder (ok) the steamers (bad) fried clams (very bad) and soft-shelled crab (ok). This with a couple beers was more than $100. The fried clams I'm fairly certain were frozen, not made on site. Though I did not order the galamah[sic], it did look to be freshly and lightly breaded to order and looked good out of the fryer. This place has charm, it has character, it just needs to serve better food.

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Randazzo's Clam Bar
2023 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235

Aug 22, 2011
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Where's the best burrito in Brooklyn?

I'm a big fan of Taqueria de los Muertos on Washington Ave in Prospect Heights. It's become a go to since I moved to the neighborhood a little over a year ago. The burritos are huge and delicious with a good variety of tasty meat and veggie fillings. They got the pickled veggies and hot sauces fixin bar and the half-liter glass bottles of coke and some bottled beers. I recommend grabbing one and eating it a Washington Commons up the street washed down with a craft beer.

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Taqueria De Los Muertos
663 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Washington Commons
434 Park Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Aug 11, 2011
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Best Rotisserie Chicken To Go - Prospect Heights Area

I recently grabbed a half chicken from El Gran Castillo de Jagua and really enjoyed it. The flavor on the skin was rich and delicious and reminded me of really good Peruvian rotisserie chicken I've had in Union City, NJ (spoiler alert, the mad flava often comes courtesy of MSG). It came with what tasted like a tomatillo/hot sauce that was pretty tasty, too. The white meat was not super moist, but all-in this was a good chicken and since I live a few blocks away this place is definitely on the take-out rotation.

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El Gran Castillo de Jagua
345 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Sep 22, 2010
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Aji in Park Slope. Recommended.

It's a little off the the main restaurant row, but went to Aji finally with a few friends on Saturday and tried a sampling of their various little dishes. The owner, who was very hospitable and clearly excited about the place described the food as being identical in ingredients and flavors to traditional dishes, but with a more modern presentation. The highlight for me were the skewers of beef hearts that had nice vinegary marinade, slightl char and a ton of real beefy flavor without a lot of that livery organ meat taste -- non offal-eaters would probably enjoy these if they just give them a try. The ceviche, was also excellent, made from good size chunks of flounder and not overly marinated to the point of being opaque all the way through like you see from time to time, still kind of raw but very fresh like sushi grade fish. Finally, the stuffed grilled squid and chicken wings were also very good. A vegetarian at the table gave high marks to the spinach empanada and fried potato slices in cheese sauce. The size of the dishes are like a generous tapas plate, definitely enough for sharing with two or three people where everyone gets a good sample of each dish. We washed everything down with Peruvian beers in frosty mugs that went down too fast to count, though I didn't realize this until I was staggering by the YMCA on my walk back up the Slope.

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Aji
287 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Nov 10, 2008
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