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PS1 recommendations?

carochinha Jun 26, 2008 10:28 AM

I'm dedicating this Sunday to art, starting at PS1. Haven't been in quite some time and would love some help with where to go for brunch. It's just me, so I'm happy to sit bar-side if any particular spot is normally jammed. Any price point, any cuisine. Just looking for excellent food and a spot to read the paper while I fuel up for a fun day.

Many thanks in advance, 'Hounders.

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  1. welle RE: carochinha Jun 26, 2008 01:59 PM

    I haven't been there for the past year, but the cafe inside of PS 1 used to be very good and inexpensive.

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      bigjeff RE: welle Jun 27, 2008 01:08 AM

      what I remember of the cafe is pre-made sandwiches sitting nice and soggy on a hot and humid day (like what sunday will probably be) but that's a great question, since I'm planning to go there on sunday as well but most likely, going to hop on the 7 train and just hit something in jheights; area restaurants are not so awesome but it's maybe 10-12 blocks from that little strip of restaurants in LIC, 50th st? not too familiar with the scene though.

      recent thread here:


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        Astoria Lurker RE: bigjeff Jun 27, 2008 04:17 AM

        Honestly, the Vernon Blvd strip is not far from PS1 at all, its about a 5 minute walk. Blend, Tournesol and Cafe Henri are all excellent brunch spots. Tournesol is my favorite.

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          welle RE: bigjeff Jun 27, 2008 11:13 AM

          Last time I was there they had a chef working in the kitchen making some inventive dishes. Basic cafe fare like quiches, pizza, sandwiches and soups, but quite creative and good, but maybe it changed...

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            bigjeff RE: welle Jun 27, 2008 10:49 PM

            sorry, my reference is much older than that, at least two years. so there does seem to be some real cooking going on!


      2. Astoria Lurker RE: carochinha Jun 26, 2008 06:18 PM

        There are several good local brunch spots. My favorite are Tournesol and Blend, Tournesol is French and they do everything really well. Blend is kind of pan-latin but their brunch is great.

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          carochinha RE: Astoria Lurker Jun 27, 2008 10:41 AM

          Thanks to everyone for your suggestions.


          1. re: carochinha
            bigjeff RE: carochinha Jun 27, 2008 12:46 PM

            happy hunting this weekend; I'm planning on sunday to hit PS1 and also the new Deitch Studio, located at 44th Drive (I think) and the water.

          2. re: Astoria Lurker
            janie RE: Astoria Lurker Jun 29, 2008 08:11 AM

            The menu at Blend looks quite reasonable for Lunch and Brunch, what have you had there? Is it good overall? How are the portions? Thanks..

            1. re: janie
              Astoria Lurker RE: janie Jun 29, 2008 12:41 PM

              I've had the cubano, which was great, the yucca fries are also excellent but not quite as good as Malagueta's. The eggs Benedict over a yucca hash was also quite good.

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