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Beer in Venues for 2.50 and 3.00

jonkyo Feb 26, 2014 02:42 PM

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. MVNYC RE: jonkyo Feb 26, 2014 03:08 PM

    You're so enlightened

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      TombstoneShadow RE: jonkyo Feb 26, 2014 08:23 PM

      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
        jonkyo RE: TombstoneShadow Feb 27, 2014 06:30 AM

        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.

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          TombstoneShadow RE: jonkyo Feb 27, 2014 12:18 PM

          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.

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            jonkyo RE: TombstoneShadow Mar 2, 2014 02:02 PM

            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.

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              jonkyo RE: TombstoneShadow Mar 2, 2014 02:05 PM

              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.

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                TombstoneShadow RE: jonkyo Mar 3, 2014 02:52 AM

                They drink stout in Yemen?

                Coffee stout perhaps :)

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                  jonkyo RE: TombstoneShadow Mar 3, 2014 02:41 PM

                  Foul - Fava Bean, Broad Bean

          2. re: TombstoneShadow
            Silverjay RE: TombstoneShadow Feb 27, 2014 07:28 AM

            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.

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              TombstoneShadow RE: Silverjay Feb 27, 2014 12:21 PM

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

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                Silverjay RE: TombstoneShadow Feb 27, 2014 12:25 PM

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

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                  jonkyo RE: Silverjay Mar 2, 2014 02:12 PM

                  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?

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                    donovt RE: jonkyo Mar 3, 2014 04:19 AM

                    No. It doesn't.

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                      Tripeler RE: donovt Mar 3, 2014 06:20 AM

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

                      1. re: donovt
                        jonkyo RE: donovt Mar 3, 2014 02:36 PM

                        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.

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                          TombstoneShadow RE: jonkyo Mar 3, 2014 10:50 PM

                          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.

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                            jonkyo RE: TombstoneShadow Mar 4, 2014 07:22 PM

                            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.

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                              TombstoneShadow RE: jonkyo Mar 4, 2014 08:34 PM

                              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
                        Silverjay RE: jonkyo Mar 3, 2014 06:26 AM

                        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.

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                          jonkyo RE: Silverjay Mar 3, 2014 02:38 PM

                          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
                            jonkyo RE: Silverjay Mar 3, 2014 06:24 PM

                            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. Chinon00 RE: jonkyo Mar 13, 2014 12:14 AM

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

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                  jonkyo RE: Chinon00 Mar 13, 2014 02:06 PM

                  "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....

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                    Chinon00 RE: jonkyo Mar 13, 2014 04:12 PM

                    Where's the map?

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                      jonkyo RE: Chinon00 Mar 21, 2014 10:42 AM

                      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....

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