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ChrisZ Sep 9, 2006 04:25 PM

Do not know if this has been mentioned, but while eating dinner at Po last night I noticed a sign in the kitchen announcing that they would be opening a second location at 276 Smith Street sometime this fall.

Sounds like a nice addition to the neighborhood.

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    Pupster Sep 10, 2006 11:59 PM

    Pul-leeze! I like Po fine, but with Taku turning into another Italian place and now this, how many Italian restaurants can the neighborhood support?

    Where the hell is my authentic tacqueria, my pho joint and my Korean BBQ?

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      Peter Cuce Sep 11, 2006 02:52 PM

      Most authentic food tends to be available in a neighborhood where people of that ethnicity live and work.

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        Bob Martinez Sep 11, 2006 03:41 PM

        I think he's telling you to go to Sunset Park for Mexican.

        Of course there are some exceptions to the "ethnic food in ethnic neighborhoods" rule. In Manahattan Wu Liang Ye and Szechuan Gourmet sit in generic midtown neigborhoods, but that's unusual.

        In Park Slope I've been waiting 16 years for decent Indian and Chinese food. I'm not optimistic. Instead I expect more fusiony Pan-Asian small plates venues. Sigh.

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          Pupster Sep 11, 2006 04:13 PM

          Actually, my final sentence was an allusion to a thread from a few months back.
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

          Luckily, we still have the choice of French OR Italian in our South Brooklyn area. It's great to have that level of variety!

          1. re: Pupster
            Bob Martinez Sep 11, 2006 05:18 PM

            Sort of like that scene in "The Blues Brothers."

            "We have both kinds of music. Country *and* Western."

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      jimmyjazz Sep 11, 2006 11:39 PM

      true, we've got lots of rustic Italian spots in the hood and could use some other options (Korean, etc), but I'll also take Po any day. As much as I love the pastas at Fragole and the cavatelli at Frankie's, Po has got a bit more going on than your standard pasta or red sauce spot. Any good restaurant is welcome in my book.

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