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favorite brunch place in park slope?

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raybird Oct 12, 2006 03:08 PM

usual top picks are applewood and stone park cafe. i hear rose water does a good brunch, and chestnut in carroll gardens. what are your favorites for good weekend brunch in the neighborhood - both of the nicer caliber, like those mentioned, or totally casual?

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    raybird RE: raybird Oct 12, 2006 03:10 PM

    and yes, i did see the other postings.... thanks y'all!

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      noya RE: raybird Oct 15, 2006 12:13 PM

      Miriam's is excellent! Highly rec'd for brunch that is both traditional and not.

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        verb72 RE: raybird Oct 15, 2006 02:32 PM

        Stone Park and Black Pearl are both really great

        1. Mandymac RE: raybird Oct 15, 2006 03:09 PM

          For going all out: Stone Park (def. prefer it to Rosewater in this category)

          For fantastic brunch on the (pretty) cheap: Cousin John's

          For great experience for the price: Beso

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            josh L RE: raybird Oct 16, 2006 03:18 PM

            i like the rosewater for the brunch. they make a great salt cod cake that goes well with poached farm fresh eggs.

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              eglazarev RE: raybird Oct 17, 2006 12:57 AM

              I second Beso, no place has a more creative menu and great prices. Duck empenadas are sensational and huevos rancheros are a staple for my wife and I.

              1. subinai RE: raybird Oct 17, 2006 09:04 PM

                Applewood if you are going on a Sunday.

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                  raybird RE: raybird Oct 18, 2006 02:52 PM

                  great! i will put miriam's and beso on my list to try. we ended up having brunch on saturday at stone park cafe. a few notes:

                  * we got there at 11, not long after they'd opened, which was great for getting a good table
                  * the loud rock music had to go - even my black sabbath loving friend said it was too much for her - but they did turn it down upon request.
                  * the raspberry champagne cocktail was delicious but too much juice and not enough champage - i think it's supposed to be at least 1/2 or 2/3 champagne
                  * the potatoes were all delicious!
                  * the quesadilla with tomatillo sauce was also delicious
                  * pancakes were tasty
                  * my scrambled eggs were done wonderfully - not overcooked

                  thanks!

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                    are_you_gonna_eat_that RE: raybird Oct 18, 2006 03:28 PM

                    i'll chime in on beso. at brunchtime, they serve a basket of these silver dollar cornmeal pancakes — i forget what they're called — that are a little bit sweet and very delcious.

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