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Feb 26, 2014 02:42 PM

Beer in Venues for 2.50 and 3.00

Simply due to my proclivity towards imbibing in ethnic specific places, I have, basically a map of places where one can find beer for under 4.00.

This may be part of a future anti-gentrified essay or article. I dig drinking with people who defy modernity, especially, that brand of modernity found in advanced capitalistic faux-democratic countries such as our own.

Of course, one would have to enjoy specific music, such as soaka music and Bollywood pop.

the photo is Trini dark beer, and a plate of chicken gizzards and hearts (not in photo) and a duck dish a friend ordered (in photo). Lefferts region.

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    1. How did you find the beer and food matchup at the Trini place?

      One you might try sometime: a wheat beer or two at Sripraphai on Roosevelt.

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      1. re: TombstoneShadow

        The match up was good, it excelled at creating happiness and contentment, the results of superior tastes in the mouth region.

        "a wheat beer or two at Sripraphai on Roosevelt."

        I have been to the Thai grocer just across the street from this venue.

        I reserve wheat beer for either the home, or the bar, without food, or the eating venue with German, Austrian, Hungarian, or Polish food.

        Since deciding to begin to disregard my years prior moratorium on eating Thai in the US, I have found nothing so exciting in Thai dishes here, and am re- instituting the moratorium.

        So, I will happily go to Sripraphai and drink many Wheat beers, absent of any dishes.

        My last Thai eating session was Dee. I loved the atmosphere, and staff, too, but the dishes did not inspire me to eat more Thai.

        Very well. I find Thai places in the US excellent venues for imbibing a few to large quantities of beer. They are also ideal places for long sits with leaf (w/o bag) tea, to engage in reading material of ones choosing.

        Now I know where to find Wheat beer, when I am in and around Roosevelt.

        Thanks. I look forward to discovering the exact type of wheat beer they have. Yummy. Could it be American Craft wheat....or one of the many nice German imports.

        1. re: jonkyo

          Wheats go well with Thai food for the same reason they match german food well: the spices. German sausages are very nicely spiced and well-paired with german wheat beers AND with local riesling and gewurztraminer wines.

          No surprise that this exact beverage line-up (wheat beers, rieslings & gewurztraminers) are the perfect match for Thai food. Sripraphai has a BYOB friendly policy, used to be free but last I checked they were asking $10 or 15 corkage on wine, not sure if they'd charge to bring in beer.

          I wouldn't bet you can actually find the beer over there (or the best selection), better to buy at a well-stocked store near you then transport it there to be sure.

          1. re: TombstoneShadow

            There is hope. I walked by Playground, the restaurant recommended by all the Thai waitresses, at Thai places where they dissuade me from ordering the food, due to my inquiry as to its authenticity.

            I will go there. When I popped in, there were only Thai people dining.

            Like the Yemeni place I was in last night. All Yemeni people, save for a white couple who know more truths then most know, about ethnic dining.

            I went there for the other ethnic place I was in, is marketed for people outside that particular ethnic group, and I was seated with all middle class, advanced capitalist subjectively indoctrinated hyper-capitalism consciousness individuals. (see habermas)

            So, I only had the beer, as I desired the REAL DEAL in ethnic dining.

            1. re: TombstoneShadow

              I ordered this, Foul.

              Then a friend arrived and ordered excellent lamb, and this dish that is dough (looks like mashed potatoes).

              When he ordered it, the waiter asked "are you sure".

              It is quite the ethnic exclusive dish, so that was a fair question to ask a non-Yemeni or other in the region person.

              1. re: jonkyo

                They drink stout in Yemen?

                Coffee stout perhaps :)

          2. re: TombstoneShadow

            Sripraphai is not on Roosevelt and they do not serve wheat beer either....OP has already stated in previous threads that he thinks Thai food in NYC is part of some large scam that he has cracked and that craft beer is also a marketing scam perpetrated by Madison Avenue.

            1. re: Silverjay

              Sripraphai isn't on Roosevelt? It's at 64-13 39th Ave., in Woodside, about 10 steps from Roosevelt Ave., see map here:

              1. re: TombstoneShadow

                Have been dozens of times- monthly basically. Yes, it's on 39th Ave. not Roosevelt.

                1. re: Silverjay

                  It is across the street from a Thai grocer.

                  The grocer's owners, and their relatives have never eaten at Sripraphai, and the shop is across the street.

                  Does this say something?

                    1. re: donovt

                      Put on a tin-foil hat and you can hear just EVERYTHING this says.

                      1. re: donovt

                        I have yet to be pleased with any restaurant's Thai dishes anywhere in the continental United States.

                        But I am more than happy to take to some Chang Beer, usually on special in some places for $2 a bottle. I also love the atmospheres of some thai places, and take leaf tea, with long sits for reading. Better than Starbucks.

                        And when you are all Caffeine-ed up, and have read much, you can stay in the same venue, kick back, and drink beer.

                        1. re: jonkyo

                          My wife is from Thailand and I have pretty good understanding of the cuisine. Sripraphai isn't the greatest, but it's passably authentic.

                          There are so many great ones in Chicago: TAC Quick, Siams House, Thai Avenue to name a few. Very authentic.

                          1. re: TombstoneShadow

                            So, Rahm Emanuel has contentment in his Thai dinning experiences, unlike Bloomberg etc.

                            That is great to know.

                            I desire to visit the blues venues of Chicago one day. I will hit the Thai places for authentic food, before the show.

                            Really, that is good to know. Thanks.

                            1. re: jonkyo

                              While you're at it, visit Chicago's best jazz venue also: The Green Mill. Especially the late-night Friday and Saturday night sets...

                              .... there are several great Thai joints near there as well :)

                      2. re: jonkyo

                        No. it doesn't.

                        And I've been in that little grocer many times. They are nice but the shop rarely has any fresh ingredients or freshly made items.

                        1. re: Silverjay

                          It is a tiny shop for certain supplies. Niche market.

                          canned goods, like the curry they use in some of these restaurants.

                          I have witnessed Thai people stating that the Thai restaurants in the city and its boroughs, are not on par with what they like to eat, when dining with their native cuisine.

                          So, I will indulge in beer, when I go to Sirsir...Sripraphai.

                          1. re: Silverjay

                            I took beer at this place, for I prefer dining at their Amsterdam and 109 venue....Awash, that is.

                            It is near Moo Burger.

                            I would avoid Moo, until and maybe even after you go next door. Sam's. They have been in business decades. They have burgers too.

                            There is a beer distributor at Court and Kane, if you are on that stretch of Court.

                            In Cobble Hill, anyone see noteworthy promise in venues for the beer.

              2. Where's the map? And watch the organ meat. Too much ain't good for you;P

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                1. re: Chinon00

                  "watch the organ meat"

                  that could just be meat too.

                  Last organ I ate was tongue, five days ago. It was great, especially with silent animals, absent of their bodies, peering at you with unblinking eyes.

                  Was it their tongue I was eating....

                    1. re: Chinon00

                      That map is classified. I think that it is my duty or anyone else, to avoid flooding such quaint places with troves of hipstered, lumbering groups devoid of anything but the looks of claymation, migrant fowl, bug infestations, and ecumenical clergy.

                      that is sort of a joke....but, I have to consult with my cartographer....