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we have a car for one night!

oystersallday Mar 4, 2009 09:26 AM

where should we go?
we live in prospect heights brooklyn. we thought about going to shripapthai, but alas it's closed! anything come to mind? we eat it all.

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  1. Delucacheesemonger RE: oystersallday Mar 4, 2009 09:28 AM

    North Fork Inn or
    Modern Apizza, New Haven

    1. malibu RE: oystersallday Mar 4, 2009 09:46 AM

      Jackson Heights! Eat some good indian since it's so rare in Brooklyn. Do a search for places that suits your criteria. (I like Kebab King & Spicy Minas)

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        david sprague RE: malibu Mar 4, 2009 03:02 PM

        no offense, but both of those places are about 100 feet from a subway. kind of like waiting for a car to take you to per se.

        how about one of the cool gujarat indian places in floral park?

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          malibu RE: david sprague Mar 4, 2009 03:51 PM

          Just a suggestion. I mean, you can get everywhere by subway pretty much, but why travel 1.5 hrs to JH by subway when you have a car and can get there in less than 30 mins. Please enlighten us with Floral Park suggestions.

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            david sprague RE: malibu Mar 4, 2009 04:02 PM

            well, having lived in jackson heights for 12 years, i can't imagine anywhere, aside from the south shore of staten island, being a 90 minute trip. i make it to totonno's in coney island in an hour. where might you be that it takes that long??

            in terms of floral park, i adore new kerala kitchen. there's another place at the far end of hillside avenue -- and i can't think of the name of it for the life of me, sorry! -- that has amazing veggie dishes.

            hoping the op found spmething yummy.

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              StheJ RE: david sprague Mar 5, 2009 05:01 AM


              Having traveled to Jackson Heights from prospect heights many times over the past 12 years, I can promise you that whatever way you cut it, it is at least an hour and a half trip on the subway.

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        Hungry Mike RE: oystersallday Mar 4, 2009 11:09 AM

        Good Fork in Red Hook, tough to get to without a car...and the food is outstanding

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          Scagnetti RE: Hungry Mike Mar 5, 2009 12:59 PM

          I've never been there but it has a great looking menu!

        2. Steve R RE: oystersallday Mar 4, 2009 12:16 PM

          Well, since your other posts show that you've been to the usual out of the way places in Bklyn (DiFara, Gleichek, Madina), you can use the car to get to Flushing and hit the Roosevelt Ave mall's stalls and/or Fu Run or Spicy and Tasty. Or go to Astoria and hang out with Ali (Kebab Cafe) or Mustapha (Mombar), both on Steinway. Or stay in Bklyn and go to Tanoreen or one of the out of the way red sauce places left in Bklyn like New Corner in Dyker Hts (get the basic stuff like lasagna and eggplant rollatine... inexpensive & they do it well) or Ortobello on Bay Pkway (we havent been in a couple of years but you'll figure it out). Or the Szech place on 5th Ave and 87th St in Bay Ridge... cumin beef. 5 Star Punjabi in LIC? Fette Sau in Williamsburg for bbq? Have fun. Report back.

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            frankie5angels RE: Steve R May 14, 2009 10:40 AM

            Is Mombar still good? We haven't been there in a year or so.

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              Steve R RE: frankie5angels May 16, 2009 12:28 PM

              Well, admittedly we go to Ali's whenever we're on that block, so I cant make an unqualified recommendation. We were last at Mombar when Ali went off to Egypt for a couple of months and I think that was more than a year ago, so you might have us beat. However, we've always found Mustafa's cooking to be right up there with Ali's, although he's focused on a different style. I cant imagine why it wouldnt still be worth going. As with Ali, the best way to get the best at Mombar is to go off menu by talking about what's available and getting him to feed you... the cost seems to work out to be the same anyway.

          2. chompchomp RE: oystersallday Mar 4, 2009 01:31 PM

            Flushing! I would go to Little Pepper or Fu Run.

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              JonL RE: oystersallday Mar 5, 2009 02:02 PM

              Well....sadly, you and everyone else missed the obvious----get a coupla sacks at White Castle, find a main drag and cruise up & down. Now THAT'S what you do with food and a car. :>)

              1. 2slices RE: oystersallday May 19, 2009 09:54 AM

                Yeah Sri closed on wednesdays, I hate that.

                My 3:
                Spicy and Tasty - sichuan in Flushing
                Hunan House in Flushing
                Taqueria Coatzingo - Jackson Heights. Get anything (usually pork chops) in Pipian sauce.

                Taqueria Coatzingo
                76-05 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11372

                Spicy & Tasty
                39-07 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354

                Hunan House
                137-40 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11354

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