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MarkG Oct 14, 2009 03:17 PM

area around nostrand ave and eastern pkwy. what are the good nearby eats??

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    Amy Mintzer Oct 16, 2009 09:25 AM

    I'd call that Crown Heights, and there ain't much.

    1. bigmackdaddy Oct 16, 2009 06:15 PM

      Mostly Caribbean, some of which is pretty good.

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        demigodh Oct 17, 2009 10:52 AM

        I used to live over there and there's a large amount of deliciousness. Obviously a huge focus is on Caribbean but that food is great. There are a lot of Trinidadian juice bars on Nostrand that are awesome. Also, a Spanish "diner" on Nostrand has some of the best breakfast around (and Morir Sonado). On Nostrand on the other side of Atlantic you can get great Doubles and also David's House of Brisket makes great pastrami, corned beef and brisket. On Franklin, Bombay Masala is a decent neighborhood Indian restaurant. When I start to really think about it, most of the main standouts are Caribbean but the food is so good that shouldn't be bad news for you.

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          ChiefHDB Sep 18, 2010 10:07 AM

          Bumping this thread as I just moved to the neighborhood. Second David's Brisket House-- I eat there way too often.

          I've tried a couple of the Trini and Caribbean places, but I've only scratched the surface. One particular place I've liked is Green Mango on Atlantic around the corner from Nostrand. I think it opened recently. The doubles are good and I've had the dinner and sides once. Flavorful macaroni and oxtail, but I forgot to ask for hot sauce.

          I like Ali's Doubles too, but really need to go back again.

          Would love more recs. I'm excited about the area-- unique food and extremely cheap.

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          David's Brisket House
          533 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

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          douglas525 Sep 20, 2010 02:32 PM

          If you're up for walking just a couple of blocks, check out this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6602.... Highlights include The Islands on Washington, which serves heaping portions of homey Caribbean food, and Aliseo on Vanderbilt for Northern Italian. Sushi Tatsu II is on Franklin at Pacific if you want pretty decent inexpensive sushi. I've walked up and down that stretch of Nostrand you're on, but I can't recall any names of places. I do know that a couple of joints were jam packed with locals--try those places.

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          Aliseo
          665 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

          Sushi Tatsu II
          609 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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          1. re: douglas525
            ChiefHDB Sep 20, 2010 03:05 PM

            Took a long walk through bed stuy and wrote down a bunch of places...very excited to try a lot.

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