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Tazzina's, a New Restaurant, Is Coming to Glendale

Went to Tazzina for dinner tonight. The food was very good. We shared the crispy calamari appetizer, then I had cavatelli, my husband had the branzino, For dessert we shared the molten lava cake. Everything was delicious. They do not have a liquor license yet-really would have liked a glass of wine with dinner. The menu is small, but I am looking forward to going back to try some of the other items. They are going to have Sunday Supper-meatballs, sausage and pasta-will definitely return to try that.

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Tazzina
75-01 88th St, Queens, NY 11385

Jan 29, 2011
fatcat57 in Outer Boroughs

Law School Graduation party-100 people

Looking for nice place for my daughter's law school graduation party . First week in June 2011. Approx 100 people. Do not want it to be like a wedding. Looking for fun party atmosphere. No sit down dinner. Maybe buffet. Want to have DJ or small band. Budget $50 person. Would like to stay in Williamsburg/ LIC area. Any suggestions appreciated.

Oct 12, 2010
fatcat57 in Outer Boroughs

Suggestions for 60th Anniversary - Italian - Brooklyn

If you are still looking I would suggest La Locanda 432 Graham ave 718-349-7800. They have a lovely back room for private groups. I had my daughters college graduation dinner there. They served everything family style. It is a family run place and they treat everyone like you are part of their family. I had ages infant to 82. It is all one level. I had 30 people and there was plenty of room.

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La Locanda
432 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Oct 12, 2010
fatcat57 in Outer Boroughs

Atlas Park Dining

If you're looking for Italian-La Tavernetta is very close and they have great food at reasonable prices. The place is very small and lacks atmosphere but the food makes up for that. They are at 7501 88th ST, phone # 718-896-3538.

Jun 29, 2007
fatcat57 in Outer Boroughs

Luger's - 6/25/07 (Shortage of Prime Beef) [moved from Manhattan board]

Peter Luger actually sent letters dated June 4, 2007out to customers with credit card accounts.The letter states:
Dear Customers,
As you are probably aware, we are in the midst of a major shortage of USDA beef. High corn prices( caused by huge demands for corn derived ethanol) have led many cattle growers not to feed corn to their cattle. As a result the percentage of cattle receiving the USDA Prime grade has dropped from about 4% to 1/2% of the total.
In order to maintain our high quality standards, we have chosen to reduce our sales by cutting our hours and reservations. We have also introduced a USDA Prime Rib Steak which is huge(over 2 lbs)delicious and very reasonably priced at only $38.95. Customers who tried it were very, very pleased. In addition, our Brooklyn restaurant now offers the same great Lobsters served in Great Neck. Our lamb chops and roast beef are available, as always.
We regret the inconvience caused by the current situation and thank you for your continued loyal support.
Very truly yours,
Peter Lugar Steak Houses
P.S. We recommend you make reservations in advance during this shortage.

This is the letter-word for word. My parents went without a reservation 2 weeks ago and were able to order the porterhouse. They do know the waiters there and do have a Peter Luger credit card.

Jun 29, 2007
fatcat57 in Outer Boroughs

Outdoor Dining in Brooklyn or Queens?

I recently tried La Vuelta in LIC. They have a very nice backyard patio. Their menu is vegetarian-friendly. You can check their website - www.lavueltabistro.com. I was referred by someone on this site and was very pleased. They have great sangria and where else can you get a seafood paella for $16.50.

Jun 29, 2007
fatcat57 in Outer Boroughs

Birthday party for 20 in Greenpoint/LIC area

Looking to have a birthday dinner for my daughter's 21st birthday. Will be 20-25 people. Would like a private room or area. Wednesday night, May 16th.
Any suggestions?

Apr 23, 2007
fatcat57 in Outer Boroughs