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Only in Brooklyn for 1 day....where should we eat?

kbrewer1980 Jan 5, 2013 11:12 AM

We are visiting NYC at the end of the month (my husband and I). We will be in Brooklyn for 1 day (a Saturday). Where should we eat? We thought about Grimaldi's and Defonte's, but outside of those 2, I don't know much about Brooklyn food. Looking for authentic Italian, or pizza, or sandwiches.....for lunch and dinner.

We haven't even decided what sights to see in Brooklyn, so I don't know what area we'll be in......suggestions on that are welcome too. :)

  1. didactic katydid Jan 5, 2013 01:36 PM

    You might enjoy Frankies 457 for Italian, and the surrounding area for some nice sights and walks.

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      seb Jan 6, 2013 06:03 AM

      Brooklyn is a big place. You should probably do a little research on what sites you want to see, which would help narrow down the locations for your meals. There have been several "best of Brooklyn" type articles out recently.

      1. Jeffsayyes Jan 6, 2013 06:08 AM

        Seriously, forget about Grimaldi's. Better off going to Best Pizza, Paulie Gee's, or Sam's. Grimaldi's is decent, but not worth the line or the hype. Lots of people still respect it for it's lineage, but there's no one in the operation of the lineage (he is next door at Juliana's actually http://www.yelp.com/biz/julianas-pizz...), and the pizza is better found elsewhere.

        As Seb says, Brooklyn is a big place. If it were a city, it'd be the 4th biggest in the United States. Same with Queens. Enjoy yourself and don't waste too much time on lines.

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        1. re: Jeffsayyes
          jen kalb Jan 8, 2013 10:25 AM

          I havent seen any chowhond reports on Juliana yet, but I have a lot of faith in the old master, Patsy....anyone been, or are we waiting for it to shake out a bit?

        2. Motosport Jan 8, 2013 10:00 AM

          If Nathan's has reopened take a ride out to Coney Island and have a couple of hot dogs on the boardwalk.

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          1. re: Motosport
            jen kalb Jan 8, 2013 10:29 AM

            have you been out there since Sandy? it could be a tad depressing

            1. re: Motosport
              squid kun Jan 8, 2013 12:24 PM

              Nathan's says on its Facebook page that it's aiming to reopen in spring.

            2. t
              tex.s.toast Jan 8, 2013 12:56 PM

              In addition to what sights youre planning to see, will you be traveling by car?

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