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Only 5 dollars to spend in South Brooklyn...

worm Jul 31, 2006 07:35 PM

Where would you head?
What would you eat?

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    jmat Aug 14, 2006 05:11 PM

    I see I'm a little late to this thread, but I had to chip in my two cents (or, in this case, five bucks... sorry...):

    The amazingly as-yet-undiscovered Eclipse in Sunset Park (4th Ave at 43rd St) has, on the weekends, the most phenomenal breakfast sandwiches I've ever tasted ($4.00, I believe, with bacon or ham, $3.00 without).

    In addition to the regular bacon-egg-cheese combo, they throw on shredded lettuce, beans, avocado (!) and onions. Maybe tomato as well, I'm not sure. In any case, they're highly recommended for sandwich lovers -- I haven't been to Thanh Da once since I discovered them.

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    1. re: jmat
      worm Aug 24, 2006 03:44 PM

      You are never too late to respond to this post! I'm definitely gonna check out Eclipse. Thanks! --jimiworm

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      gnosh Aug 2, 2006 06:41 PM

      1/5 of a lobster roll at Brooklyn Fish Camp.

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        Bob Martinez Aug 2, 2006 08:42 PM


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        zacfi Aug 2, 2006 06:21 PM

        2 Slices and a soda at DiFara's.

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          Doug Parsons Aug 2, 2006 03:51 PM

          Peas Pulao $.95, an order of Samosas $1.95, and an order of Tikiyas $1.95 from Kinara on 5th ave in the Slope. Half price for everything on the menu for lunch. Delicious!

          1. bobjbkln Aug 1, 2006 03:56 PM

            Also see the Dumpling thread, just above this one. The one on 48th St. has the pork ones at 8-10 for $2 and other items are similarly priced. I haven't been to the others mentioned, but I'm pretty sure that they fall in the same price range.

            1. bolletje Jul 31, 2006 11:34 PM

              a tostada with chorizo: 2.50
              and a taco 2.00

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                eeee Jul 31, 2006 09:49 PM

                Kefta kebab sandwich at Zaytoons - $5.00! mmmm

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                  Pupster Jul 31, 2006 08:18 PM

                  Seven prosciutto balls from Joe's Superette ($3.50) and a cannoli from Court Pastry ($1.50)

                  RedHook Ballfields: Beefsteak taco ($2.25), cheese pupusa ($1.50) and a cup of fresh juice ($1.00)

                  Soup dumplings ($3.50) to go at Chance (though not the best in the city, credible for the area) and a cookie from one of the nearby bakeries

                  Two tacos from Fast and Fresh deli

                  One slice of Red Velvet Cake from CakeMan Raven ($5, no nuts for me)

                  Whole seedless watermelon from Pathmark ($4.99 special this week)

                  Loaf of cheese bread from Mazzola ($4)

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                  1. re: Pupster
                    worm Jul 31, 2006 08:33 PM

                    Where's Joe's Superette and Court Pastry located?

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                      Pupster Jul 31, 2006 08:38 PM

                      They're both in Carroll Gardens, addresses on Citysearch.

                      I should add $5 of anything (maybe 1/2lb of superfresh mozzarella and a loaf of ciabatta) from Caputo's to my list.

                      1. re: Pupster
                        vassargirl Aug 3, 2006 09:23 PM

                        FYI--Caputo's is currently closed due to a death in the family. I believe they're set to reopen next week.

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                      shindiganna Aug 25, 2006 06:30 AM

                      way to go pupster!

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                      worm Jul 31, 2006 08:02 PM

                      By South Brooklyn, I actually meant a huge area also encompassing Fort Greene/Clinton Hill as well as Chinatown and Sunset Park. Maybe I should just say all of Brooklyn except for Williamsburg/Greenpoint and other areas that are a pain in the but to get to by train from Fort Greene.

                      1. CTownFeedR Jul 31, 2006 07:48 PM

                        Bahn mi and drink from:

                        Thanh Da
                        5624-B 8th Ave (at 57th)

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                          scooter Aug 1, 2006 02:18 AM

                          Yes! But I go to Ba Xuyen, 8th ave. at 42nd St.

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                            CTownFeedR Aug 2, 2006 12:02 AM

                            Personally, I like Thanh Da better for the taste of its pork, but Ba Xuyen is good too.


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                          AmityGuy1 Jul 31, 2006 07:45 PM

                          If by South Brooklyn you mean the Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens/Red Hook (the old name for the nabe), I would get an italian ice ($1.25) at Court Pastry on Court Street and then I would head west to Henry Street and order a rice ball (with sauce on the side) and regular slice at Nino's ($3.75-ish).

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