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Jul 13, 2010 06:59 AM

Restaurants in East New York

I work on a television show that will be shooting in East New York. I am desperate to find a good local restaurant to feed a crew of 20. Please help!

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  1. Hi andymac,

    Check out this thread from a while back:

    I hope this helps you out!

    Incidentally, what TV show are you shooting? If you can't say outright, please drop hints. I like to live vicariously.


    Glendale is hungry...

    1. ....America's Most Wanted?

      I'd go to Festac Grill if I were you. It's very close to the Van Sic stop on the J/Z. The best Nigerian food I've had in New York by far. It also carries the added benefit of being able to see where a crew of well-dressed guys with Bluetooth headsets on think up every pyramid scheme to hit the U.S....

      Festac Grill
      263 Hendrix St, Brooklyn, NY 11207

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      1. re: JFores

        Hi JFores,

        Okay, it's confession time. In the past I've actually fed a few film crews either as a caterer or as takeout orderererer.

        My experience with that has been that since you're trying to please a large cross-section of people, many or whom will likely not be all that adventurous when it comes to food, it's best to play it safe and go with something like sandwiches and salads, Italian-American, Mexican or possibly takeout Chinese (if there's anything decent in nearby).

        Do you know of anything like that in East New York?


        Glendale is hungry...

        1. re: Glendale is hungry

          Ok you're stuck with the places mentioned in the other post. Good food can be terribly sparse in the really central portions of ENY with the highlights generally appearing on the northern outskirts (ei. along the el.)

          I'd imagine either the Caribbean place mentioned or Joe's El Salvadoran would work well. Worst comes to worst you must be able to find a deli that does Boar's Head sandwiches.

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