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May 2, 2008 11:57 AM

LA seeks meal in DUMBO

going to St. Ann's Warehouse tomorrow night
looking for place interesting to eat..besides River Cafe

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  1. For dessert (open noon to 11pm Saturday):

    Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
    2 Old Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    4 Replies
    1. re: Joe MacBu

      thanks...anything else before
      we will have a car...so could be nearby

      1. re: Gibora

        Well, if you've got a car AND lots of time, I'd personally head to DiFara Pizza in Midwood for something you don't get in LA (and may not in NYC either for that much longer). It's 5 miles (~20-30min away). But you might have to wait about 60-90 minutes to get your pizza (unless you go for a slice). There's also a whole protocol (or lack of) for ordering, which you should read up on beforehand. Just do a search of the board. If you can get there before it opens at 11am (I think), you'll have a shorter wait.

        Otherwise, there are good Middle Eastern (Lebanese, Yemeni) options on nearby Atlantic Ave. Also within a short drive are Caribbean, W African, and much more. You just gotta decide what kind of food you want to eat and someone will chime in.

        Di Fara Pizza
        1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230

        1. re: Joe MacBu

          I read on a DiFara thread recently that someone who went right when they opened encountered a bus tour full of hungry pizza lovers, so that might be something to take into consideration as well. That was on a weekday.

          In terms of the ordering protocol, my understanding from my one experience is that one should make sure someone from your party stays at the counter at all times and makes occasional eye contact/conversation with Dom to ensure pie timeliness.

          1. re: Joe MacBu

            Even with a car, DiFara is a looong way. For something closer, and interesting, I would suggest The Good Fork in Red Hook. Neat neighborhood, cool environment, and one of the best restaurants in Brooklyn. A cinch to get to by car.

            For something within walking distance, I'd head up Henry st. to Noodle Pudding for a fun, modern italian meal.

      2. Depending on your mood and budget, here's a few popular spots. All within a block or two.

        And yes... Brooklyn Ice Cream after the concert!