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Things I love about Brooklyn

Cate Jun 14, 2010 02:09 PM

I was inspired by a recent post to start a new thread on food-related places that I love in Brooklyn. I'm always up for new restaurants, bakeries, etc., so please share yours!

I love Sahadis.
I love Tanoreen.
I love the fact that you can walk through Sunset Park and do compare dumplings from five different places then walk a few more blocks and do the same with tacos.
I love Best Buy Liquors down at Coney Island- great selection, great prices.
I love the Red Hook ballfields. (Everything except the crowds- but I go early)
I love sandwiches from DeFontes.
I love the ever-changing and always interesting selections at NYC Icy.

These are really just the tip of the iceberg... but they all make me really happy.

187 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

7523 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209

905 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218

Best Buy Liquors
1613 Neptune Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224

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  1. bobjbkln RE: Cate Jun 14, 2010 08:38 PM

    Oops. you missed DiFara. And I would add Tedone Latticini. Both are not long for this world.

    Also Napoli Bakery; Ba Xuyen; Lioni Latticini and perhaps Joe's Perette

    Ba Xuyen
    4222 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232

    Napoli Bakery
    616 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Tedone Latticini
    597 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Lioni Fresh Mozzarella
    7803 15th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228

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    1. re: bobjbkln
      Cate RE: bobjbkln Jun 15, 2010 11:42 AM

      I have a lot of love for DiFara, but it didn't make it my happy list on this particular day since I drove by on Sunday evening and there was a line around the block. But yes, a square pie from DiFara's is a beautiful thing.

    2. jen kalb RE: Cate Jun 15, 2010 06:18 AM

      Good idea.
      What do you like about Best Buy? what are their strong areas?

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      1. re: jen kalb
        noob RE: jen kalb Jun 15, 2010 07:02 AM

        Lucali. (and Difara, of course)

        Sunny's Bar in Red Hook.

        Yunnan Flavor Snacks -- the food, of course, but I also love watching the woman spoon precise amounts of her various ingredients into the takeout container to create that vinegary, spicy magic. She must do it hundreds of times a day but she always seems like she's paying careful attention to what she's doing.

        575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

        1. re: noob
          Cate RE: noob Jun 15, 2010 05:08 PM

          "Vinegary, spicy magic" sounds pretty great. I'll have to check it out- thanks!

        2. re: jen kalb
          Cate RE: jen kalb Jun 15, 2010 11:38 AM

          Re Best Buy- Part of the appeal is just the size- it's huge, which permits an inventory and selection that few stores in the area can match. I'm not super knowledgeable about wines, but I think that their French and American selections are especially strong, and I find that most things are priced about 10-20% lower than I'm used to seeing in other places. And it's in Coney Island to boot. :)

          1. re: Cate
            dhs RE: Cate Jun 15, 2010 12:18 PM

            Haven't been but it is worth to mentioning the proximity to Totonno's. It is basically across the street! I will definately make a stop there next time I go for a pie. Thanks

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