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Apr 10, 2014 11:43 AM

Famous Coney Is. Ave....though...Modernity Sends me to Inferno... [Lahore Chilli]

Lahori Chilli, a Pakistani venue offering delights for the tongue of man....and woman and child, at Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, is just across a Hasidic or Orthodox Jewish venue called Famous (see photo below). I walked into Famous, a week ago, but it was not my lack of the common garb of Orthodox or Hasidic Jews that made me feel at odds, it was the absence of a wife, and 3 to 5 children in tow, that made me feel, at odds.

This may be a post as to feeling at odds, yet still feeling hunger, a conclusions for modern eaters.

Anyway, I dare say, across Ocean Ave from Famous, my appetite does gain a satisfaction that no gourmet pizza, tapas, or trendy burger boutique could ever come close to achieving.

This time, as before, only cost 5 dollars, and that is with fresh minutes prior to arriving to table, made bread, and a dish that was half the bean and veggie curry, and a sauce stew like chicken item.

The hot chilli that one can ask for is all that is needed to make the meal an inferno in the regions that Dante may have feared.

Thus said, I shall one day, venture towards the menu of Famous, as the volume of patronage does attest to something, popularity, thus its name, Famous.

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  1. You do not cross Ocean Avenue to get from Famous Pita to Lahori Chili. You cross Coney Island Avenue. You may want to edit your post to make it less confusing.

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    1. re: foodiemom10583

      These two Avenues I frequent, and they somewhat parallel each other.

      That does not except me from committing the error, and I take full responsibility if anything happens due to this, such as someone wandering for hours up and down Ocean Avenue looking for either venue.

      On is west from subways and the other is east.

      An error that is a mimic of clinical dyslexia, does occur in non-dyslexic people. That happens when I set tables, western style that is.

      Thanks for the correction.

      1. re: foodiemom10583

        "you may want to edit your post to make it less confusing"

        just thought it bore repeating.

          1. re: tex.s.toast

            I am often influenced by Dadaist writing, and my creative urges of such, leak through on some posts.....

            feeling at odds Dante walked into Famous, a week ago, but lack of the common garb of Orthodox

            This is 'cut up technique' used by William S. Boroughs.

            I cut it out directly from the text above, though not in the random manner that I think it was initially intent on.....

            "The cut-up technique is an aleatory literary technique in which a text is cut up and rearranged to create a new text. "

            I use this technique in cooking often....especially when with Pakistani and Indian spices, but much other too...the random aspect that is.....cut up out of cabinet stuff and fridge stuff.

            1. re: jonkyo

              This site isn't a showcase for creative writing; its a place to exchange information. Clear and simple writing works best, imo.

              1. re: jonkyo

                For the sake of people who are actually looking to try these restaurants, perhaps the original poster (or someone else who is familiar with them) could provide actual addresses?

                We've also updated the title to include the name of the restaurant, so people who are searching for information about it can find it.

                1. re: The Chowhound Team

                  Lahori Chilli: 964 Coney Island Ave.
                  Famous Pita: 967 Coney Island Ave.

                  Both are between Newkirk and Ditmas Avenues.

                  1. re: The Chowhound Team

                    By taking the B or Q to Newkirk, then getting off the train, walk west on the east west road there that is to the south of the station (Newkirk Ave). You will reach Coney Island Ave.

                    Look across the street, to find Lahori Chilli. Famous, on the corner Nirwkirk and Coney the falafal.....

                    Lahori Chilli Restaurant & Sweets - Flatbush

                    964 Coney Island Ave
                    Brooklyn, NY 11230
                    b/t Newkirk Ave & Webster Ave in Flatbush

            2. It's called Famous Pita, they have very good falafel (though salty!). Give it a try next time.