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Tempo Presto on 7th Ave. (Park Slope)

parkslopemama Jun 30, 2006 08:59 PM

Saw a sign at the old Carvel spot (7th Ave. at corner of 3rd St.) that Tempo Presto is opening there. Yay.

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    Peter Cherches RE: parkslopemama Jul 5, 2006 07:43 PM

    I remember when it was Herzog's deli.

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      sam1 RE: parkslopemama Jul 6, 2006 02:28 AM


      oh man, this is huge.

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        jinx RE: parkslopemama Jul 6, 2006 06:19 PM

        oh that IS exciting!!!

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          Jadro_Staad RE: parkslopemama Jul 7, 2006 10:42 AM

          I do not understand why all of the excitement that there will be another Tempo Presto in Center Slope. To have one location at 5th Ave & 1st St and a new branch at 7th Ave & 3rd St doesn't seem to make that much sense. Am I wrong?

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            jinx RE: Jadro_Staad Jul 7, 2006 12:02 PM

            It may not seem like much difference, but it is much more convenient to those of us who live in the outer reaches (Windsor Terrace in my case.) I find myself on 7th Ave for many things--the bank, for one--but not much cause to go to that end of 5th, except for the restaurants. Also, for those of us who drive, it is IMPOSSIBLE to park anywhere near that area of 5th Ave, whereas I can always find parking near 7th. Go figure. That's one of the things that often keeps us away from some of the 5th ave restaurants--the parking situation. I can't tell you how many times we've tried to go to, for instance, Al di la, and even had a table--but couldn't find parking!

          2. bigmackdaddy RE: parkslopemama Jul 7, 2006 11:08 AM

            I remember Herzogs. They made the best fried chicken and knishwiches this side of the Mississippi. We need a good kosher style deli in thje Slope/Heights area. Ever since Bellamellios and the deli on 7th ave and Berkeley closed there hasn't been anything to eat. Although I did find a place on Nostrand and Herkimer called David's Brisket house. They do make mean brisket and pastramis sandwiches.

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              Offbalance RE: bigmackdaddy Jul 8, 2006 02:23 PM

              Hey, bigmackdaddy - what do you think of David's matzo ball soup? And do they deliver?

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                bigmackdaddy RE: Offbalance Jul 16, 2006 02:48 AM

                I didn't know they made it. We're talking about the place on Nostrand by Herkimer, right? I have no idea if they deliver. I shall ask the next time I go.

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                Peter Cherches RE: bigmackdaddy Jul 9, 2006 05:11 AM

                Herzog's also made a delicious whole roast turkey every day. Those were the days when the German-style deli reigned in Park Slope (Herzog's, Durrel's, Jensen's). There was a short-lived, not very good kosher-style deli, I think in the early 90s, on the west side of 7th Ave. somewhere between Carroll & Berkeley.

                I've always wondered why nobody has tried to open one in the neighborhood in recent years.

                I was also convinced years ago that the big restaurant on Flatbush near 8th Ave. that was Michel's/Charlie's would have been perfect for a Brooklyn outpost of Dallas BBQ, given the Heights/Slope and close enough to East Flatbush & Crown Heights demographic mixture, but nobody asked me.

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                  Steve R RE: Peter Cherches Jul 9, 2006 12:00 PM

                  Not that I'm recommending it, but there is a Bklyn outpost of Dallas BBQ at 180 Livingston, 2 blocks off Court St. Eat in, take out & deliveries.

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                sam1 RE: parkslopemama Jul 7, 2006 12:56 PM

                I used to live on 5th avenue but found a much nicer place on 8th ave. The only thing I miss is the lack of decent food within a block of my apt. I find myself eating beef patties and lamb kebobs these days. Would be great to walk a block or two and eat their muffaleta sandwich again.

                I will also say that someone brought their peanut butter and red velvet cupcakes to a party recently and I found them to be utterly amazing.

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                  LoisMaxwell RE: parkslopemama Jul 7, 2006 07:40 PM

                  I just moved to the Slope and I'm really curious about this place. What is it? Just Italian? Is it casual? I read reviews in NY mag and citysearch but still don't have a great feel for it. Guess I will give it the old college try but just wondering others thoughts.

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                    parkslopemama RE: LoisMaxwell Jul 11, 2006 05:38 PM


                    Tempo is an excellent restaurant, mostly Italian but with some unusual twists. Tempo Presto is their little panini/gelato place next door on Fifth Avenue, with just a few tables. They have very interesting sandwiches, although a little overpriced in my opinion. One sandwich I like has prosciutto with thin slices of green apples (and other ingredients), and the contrast of the soft/salty and crisp/sour really works. It's open on weekdays -- great place for lunch. And, yes, since I live on 7th Ave., I'm glad there is one even closer to my lazy self!

                  2. chubbie RE: parkslopemama Jul 7, 2006 09:13 PM

                    They are Park Slope's answer to the always amazing 'wichcraft (now at it's new locaction on 8th and b'way!)
                    OMG - we BEGGED them to come to atlantic avenue since the day they opened. why haven't they listened?!

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