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Feb 15, 2008 02:38 PM

Amy Ruth's

Does anyone know if the downtown Brooklyn outpost opened last night like it was supposed to? Did anyone go? If yes, how does it compare with the Harlem original? I'm pretty excited to be able to get chicken and waffles without having to go all the way to upper Manhattan.

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  1. Don't know if it opened on the 14th, but was quite surprised to hear that the Harlem location was sold last year--Just saw Carl Redding, former Amy Ruth's owner doing a cooking demo on Sunday Today in New York, on channel 4. Interestingly, though his photo is no longer on the Amy Ruth's website, his name is mentioned there and there is no mention of the Brooklyn location.

    1. Carl sold Amy Ruth's and opened a new place in Englewood called Ruthie Mae's. From what I understand, this new place is very much the same as Amy Ruth's was, but he has more bbq ( though not smoked like Hill Country, his is a different part of the world) on the menu.

      1. I passed the Gage and Tollner's spot yesterday. The signs in the window still said "Amy Ruth's Coming Soon". The windows were completely covered on the inside, so I couldn't see if there was still a lot of work to be done. Or, perhaps they have decided to wait until they get their liquor license to open.

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        1. re: bobjbkln

          I keep hoping that some enterprising restauranteur with a respect for history will reopen Gage & Tollner in that space.

          I know its unlikely, but a boy can dream, can't he?