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Tony Bourdain: Brighton Beach Place?

ChristineR Sep 1, 2007 04:43 PM

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. Gary Soup Sep 1, 2007 10:03 PM

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

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    1. re: Gary Soup
      Honeychan Sep 2, 2007 01:00 AM

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

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        Gary Soup Sep 2, 2007 06:58 AM

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

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          MrsT Sep 3, 2007 05:54 AM

          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
            Gary Soup Sep 3, 2007 07:14 AM

            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
              Steve R Sep 3, 2007 08:06 AM

              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 Your memory is just several years out of date and not "faulty" at all.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
                Gary Soup Sep 3, 2007 08:55 AM

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

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                  MrsT Sep 3, 2007 12:38 PM

                  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
                    Peter Cherches Sep 4, 2007 08:23 PM

                    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. Dogstar Sep 2, 2007 09:18 AM

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

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          Gary Soup Sep 2, 2007 09:58 AM

          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
            Dogstar Sep 2, 2007 01:12 PM

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

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              welle Sep 4, 2007 09:48 AM

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

            2. re: Gary Soup
              genya Sep 3, 2007 02:15 PM

              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. Hanachan Sep 4, 2007 12:40 PM

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

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