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Sep 1, 2007 04:43 PM

Tony Bourdain: Brighton Beach Place?

On the NY episode he went somewhere before the National. Does anyone know where this may have been?

If you have first hand experience, do you know if they have a menu in english?

Looks soooo good...

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  1. Didn't he go to the M&I Russian Deli?

    8 Replies
    1. re: Gary Soup

      Yes, that's exactally where he went. Would love to find a way to get out there, it looked fantastic!

      1. re: Honeychan

        D train to Ocean Park? Looks like about a 1/4 mi. walk on my map.

        1. re: Gary Soup

          Q or B train to Ocean Parkway or Brighton Beach. It's only a few blocks away from either station. The D leaves you in Coney Island.

          1. re: MrsT

            You are probably right. I don't live in NY and was relying on a faulty memory and equally faulty map (Microsoft Streets & Trips, which is spotty in its subway station coverage).

            1. re: Gary Soup

              Just to make you feel better... the D used to run the route that the B now does. They were switched. Your memory is just several years out of date and not "faulty" at all. Except, of course, that (as corrected above) it's Ocean Parkway, not Ocean Park :-)

              1. re: Steve R

                At least I didn't refer to it as the IND "D" Line ;-)

                1. re: Steve R

                  I remember when the M train ran there too...and my husband still refers to the trains as IND & BMT & IRT's :)

                  1. re: MrsT

                    I also remember when the QB and the QJ ran on that line. I may have mentioned this elsewhere, but I also remember that subway and pizza slice prices have stayed fairly close to each other over the years. When I started riding the subway both were 15 cents. Over the years the IND and BMT lines and train designations have gotten pretty much mixed up. The IRT has a narrower gauge. Not that anybody asked.

                    The thing about M&I is you have to be pretty aggressive to get served. The competition is ruthless.


      2. I think you are referring to Cafe Glechik on Coney Island Ave. It is very good...

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        1. re: Dogstar

          You might be right. I didn't see the episode, but I remember an excerpt or a review that mentioned M & I (and I'm not sure they even have sit-down service or a menu). Did AB and Zim go to Cafe Glechik?

          1. re: Gary Soup

            Before the "surreal nightlife" segment they went to Glechik... They also went ti M&I (although that might have been during Zim's show).

            1. re: Dogstar

              Tony went to Cafe Gletchik with his russian friends and Zim went to M&I with his childhood friend.

            2. re: Gary Soup

              M&I does have sit-down option, though it is cafeteria-style. It's on the 2nd floor -- both indoor and outdoor sitting available.

          2. M & I -- otherwise known as the International. Few blocks from the subway stop. I don't remember if the menus were in English