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Dec 2, 2009 11:02 AM

Miracle Grill in Park Slope Bites the Dust

Another mediocre restaurant has passed away, according to several reports. Miracle Grill, located in the accursed 3rd Street and 7th Avenue location (southwest corner), has served up its last burrito.

Years ago, that spot was home to Minsky's, which was the last place that seemed to be even moderately successful in that location. SInce Minksy's closed, that spot has had a succession of unsuccessful restaurants, including Rex's, Cuzco, Nam and a couple of others I've forgotten.

Cannot help but wonder what's next...

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  1. read a rumor about the Shake Shack people....

    okay, maybe it's wishful thinking

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      1. re: pitu

        Any info on where you read this?

      2. In the category of "rumor": something from the 2nd St. Cafe people.

        Rex' lunch there al fresco the day my daughter was born at Methodist....1990.

        1. Every restaurant after Minsky's and before Miracle Grill (Rex, the Vietnamese, Malaysian and Peruvian places) were all owned by the family responsible for such abominations as Lemongrass Grill and Fuji San, among others.

          Lemongrass Grill
          61 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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          1. re: Peter Cherches

            Really? Wow. I guess that explains the japanese/peruvian fusion of Hanabi. They seem to have a serious history of failed restaurants/bad ideas i.e. the current wine bar occupying the Hanabi/Fuji San corner and chirp along chicken next door...

            1. re: StheJ

              Yeah, that Chicken place really sucks too. A lot of failed restaurants, but for some reason people love the abysmal Lemongrass. The father originally had Fuji San & Rex, then the son started opening restaurants (including Lemongrass). They're Malaysian-Chinese and also own Jaya in Chinatown (which is supposed to be OK). I think they also started Pita Pan, then Ali from Mr. Falafel bought them out (too bad he uses tortilla wraps for the sandwiches).

              Pita Pan
              167 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

              Mr. Falafel
              226 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

              1. re: Peter Cherches

                They must own the buildings... I can't imagine they're paying rent, at least on the fuji san block.

                1. re: StheJ

                  I'm not sure about these, but they might also own Mr. Wonton and Oshima.

                  71 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217