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Help me feed my dad

are_you_gonna_eat_that Nov 8, 2006 10:31 PM

My dad is coming to visit next week. He loves food. A lot. Where should I take him? I want to stay in and around South Brooklyn — Coney Island to Prospect Heights, say. No fancy 5th Avenue stuff. I want to impress him with awesome Pakistani or Greek or Thai or Russian or Indian or African — food he can't get where he lives. And I'd like it if the places weren't total dives, but weren't super-fancy. Anything on the order of 5 Stars Punjabi (but in Brooklyn) would be about the minimum level of niceness.

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    scooter Nov 10, 2006 06:35 PM

    I think you need a Banh Mi lunch at Ba Xuyen (8th ave. & 42nd St.)

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      are_you_gonna_eat_that Nov 10, 2006 06:20 PM

      Thanks! It looks perfect.

      Any other suggestions? bobjbkin (and others): can you recommend a sit-down place for Caribbean on Church (or near there) that I could take him?

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      1. re: are_you_gonna_eat_that
        bobjbkln Nov 12, 2006 02:16 AM

        This is not my expertise, but if I had had to make one suggestion for sitdown Caribbean, it would be Nio's at Rogers & Church. I've never had a bad dish there.

      2. Poindexter Nov 9, 2006 12:46 PM

        The ol' man might enjoy great Turkish at Taci's Beyti on Coney Island (Ave U vicinity). Lots of threads in here review it. It's glaringly lit and has cheap formica tables but is quite clean and the cosmopolitan patrons provide great ambiance for out-of-towners. BYOB.
        Afterward, you might head down the street to the somewhat more upscale Güllüoglu (1985 Coney Island) for Turkish coffee and fab baklava that is flown straight in from Constantinople.

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        1. re: Poindexter
          Bob Martinez Nov 9, 2006 05:03 PM

          I was just going to recommend this place. That's a perfect description. The beyti kebab is outstanding.

          It was reviewed in the NY Times last year -

        2. bobjbkln Nov 9, 2006 03:30 AM

          Pizza? Totonno's or Difara
          Chinese: World Tong, Avenue U in Bensonhurst
          Chinese/Fujien: Sheng Xiang Seafood Restaurant 5318 8th Avenue
          Vietnamese: Pho Tay Ho on 86th St in Bensonhurst
          Caribbean on and near Church Ave.

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