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Dinner tonight near Ave X and McDonald? (F-train)

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Tonight we're heading out to a Transit Museum thing @ the MTA Overhaul Station (Ave X and McDonald). Is there anything worthwhile nearby, either off the Ave X stop, or before Park Slope?

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  1. Joe's of Avenue U. Yummy Sicilian food.

    1. A few blocks up is L&B Spumoni Gardens...home of excellent square pizza...i was visiting my parents over there and picked up 6 squares just for me.

      I think Joe's of Ave U is closed for dinner but they are an excellent foccoceria (sp?). Also, try Fiorentino's...

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      1. I've been there for dinner, but if I remember correctly they close at 9 pm.

        1. Go five minutes down the line. NATHAN's! at Stillwell Ave.

          (By the way, please post back and let me know the status of the BUs and D-types...I used to do trolley repairs there during the early '70s on the Trolley Museum of NY's PCC 1000 and Peter Witt 8361, and the North Shore 411.)

          Secret about Nathans...great frog legs, too. Don't forget the fries.

          1. I just posted a review of The Coney Island Soup Shop at 1415 Neptune Avenue. They stay open until 5pm (3pm on Sat). Get some soup and sandwiches to go).

            1. Joe's not so good as it used to be. If you head up to Avenue U then go to Fiorentino's. I grew up a few blocks from there and they always had really good Italian American food. There's also L&B Spumoni Gardens is in walking distance and besides fantastic pizza they have great italian food as well. Huge portions of pasta and the best fried calamari out there. Oh, and they make a really great pear salad (get it with ricotta salata). Stay AWAY from Concetta's which is right on the corner of X and McDonald. Just bad!

              1. Thanks for the help guys. Having never been to L&B, we felt obligated to try the much-revered Spumoni Gardens. I think I can now officially say that I'm not a fan of sicilian pizza. The girlfriend loved it though, and she took 8 more slices home with us.

                Moxie Boy - I have no idea! The folks who were on the tour with us were incredibly knowledgeable about all things transit - and the majority of the guide's time was spent addressing issues way above my head.