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fourthandfifteenth Sep 11, 2011 01:12 PM

Okay, my parents are coming to stay with me in Windsor Terrace for 8 days. I am a food lover who is just now discovering the food gold mine I have been living in for 10 years, meaning all of NYC and BK. We are going to Petite Crevette and Craft for sure, also Terrace Bagel, Beer Table, Double Windsor, and Bar Toto for ease. I am looking for best Bahn Mi, best slice, and best oyster in South Brooklyn area. Also, wrong board, but trying to find something delicious to do (appetizers and drinks) before Broadway and something equally delicious and fun to do in the East Village after the play. Should we do brunch at Rose Water or go to Pacificana?

Thanks.

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Petite Crevette
144 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Pacificana
813 55th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220

Bar Toto
475 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Terrace Bagels
224 Prospect Park W, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Beer Table
427 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Rose Water
787 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

The Double Windsor
210 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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    Claire Sep 12, 2011 08:51 AM

    If you're in the WT neighborhood, you might want to stop in for lunch at Brooklyn Commune. There's a BLT on their menu that is beyond delicious. They also serve the best coffee in that area, and the place itself feels very communal, a little taste of the neighborhood.

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    Brooklyn Commune
    601 Greenwood Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218

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      fourthandfifteenth Sep 12, 2011 09:32 AM

      Thanks, will def. try and check out Brooklyn Commune, someone else recommended it to me recently.

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      Brooklyn Commune
      601 Greenwood Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218

    2. jen kalb Sep 12, 2011 09:28 AM

      For your Bahn Mi, go to Ba Xuyen in Sunset park. But its not a dinner place.

      IMO the area around the Broadway theaters is really miserable for eating during the pre-theater period, unbearably crowded and noisy. Anyway you need to go over on the New York Board for better answers to those questions. Will you have a car?

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      Ba Xuyen
      4222 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232

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        fourthandfifteenth Sep 12, 2011 09:35 AM

        Thanks for the Bahn Mi suggestion.

        Re: Broadway, yeah, I don't want to eat around the theater either. I will post on NYC board for this. We might do apps in Brooklyn, then go to show. Any thoughts for Park Slope?

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          Bkeats Sep 12, 2011 10:25 AM

          My condolences. ;) It took you 10 years to discover there's good food in NYC? You need to get out more!

          I will add Nicky's and Hanco for bahn mi. For oysters, go to Blue Ribbon. I agree with jen kalb to pass on eating around B'way. Much easier to get apps/snacks before the play and have dinner after. If you're heading to the EV after the show, my suggestion is to go to Momofuku Ssam Bar as that's my favorite late night destination these days.

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          Hanco's
          85 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

          Nicky's Vietnamese Sandwiches
          311 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

          Blue Ribbon Brooklyn
          280 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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            fourthandfifteenth Sep 12, 2011 06:08 PM

            Cool suggestions. Blue Ribbon is definitely on my radar, thinking we're going to catch the $1.50 oysters there, then head somewhere for dinner.

            My goal after the play was to hit one of the Momofuku joints. Leaning towards Ssam Bar.

        2. re: jen kalb
          Bob Martinez Sep 13, 2011 10:28 AM

          I strongly second Ba Xuyen. To follow up on Jen's point about not being a dinner place, they close at 6:00 or 6:30.

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          Ba Xuyen
          4222 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232

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          alysonlaurel Sep 12, 2011 10:47 AM

          Sounds like you're getting good advice on your BK questions. I would also suggest Applewood for brunch. Also, Clover Club on Smith Street has a FANTASTIC brunch that I just tried for the first time yesterday.

          As for B'way, we went to a show after work a couple months ago, so we had to eat around the theater. We discovered that La Silhouette has a good pre-theater menu with great food. Pre-theater menus are normally not our style, but it worked out really well. Check it out and see if it might work for you.

          Good luck and have fun!

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          Applewood
          501 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

          Clover Club
          210 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

          1. jen kalb Sep 12, 2011 11:32 AM

            I think your parents must be in my generation - you know them best and how adventurous they are, how familiar with brooklyn, what level of comfort they like, etc. Like I said before, a car is also a factor in exploring.

            for pizza, you might have fun going to L&B for their square pies, a real Brooklyn scene. Franny's would be a different kind of brooklyn pizza scene for the more sophisticated pie and other dishes but go early and take your wallet. Some parents might not appreciate the specialness of a place like Frannys with smallish dishes and relatively high prices.

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            Franny's
            295 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

            L&B Spumoni Gardens
            2725 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11223

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              fourthandfifteenth Sep 12, 2011 06:04 PM

              Thanks Jen. We will actually have a car, but I want to avoid using it as much as possible. I'm looking for a slice, slice. Not Franny's not sqaure. I heard My Little Pizzeria is good?

              What do you BK'ers think of $1.50 oysters at Blue Ribbon, dinner at Sidecar, and then a show at Barbes?

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              Sidecar Bar & Grill
              560 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

              Franny's
              295 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

              Blue Ribbon Brooklyn
              280 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

              My Little Pizzeria
              114 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

              Barbes
              376 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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                tex.s.toast Sep 13, 2011 05:46 AM

                that sounds like a fun night to me - dont know how old (or how cool) your folks are but depending on who is playing barbes can get a little cozy/schweaty for some peoples liking (it suits me and many others just fine though). in the interest of keeping this food/drink related - they have old speckled hen on tap there, which i rather appreciate a lot.

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                  rd135 Sep 13, 2011 09:47 AM

                  Sidecar makes my fave Fried Chicken in town! It comes with delicious side of kale too. Some other local pizza options on 6th Ave are Giuseppina's for family sized pies and a relaxed atmosphere, or Toby's Public House, for individual 'artisian'pies in a louder environment. with sports tvs. Both very good.

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                  Sidecar Bar & Grill
                  560 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

                  Toby's Public House
                  686 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

                  Giuseppina's
                  691 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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