Saturday, December 12, 2009

Around The Boro: Clinton Hill coffee shop set for makeover

Brownstoner reports that the Pratt Coffee Shop will reopen as the Pratt Cafe.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Around The Boro: "A tiny hand from the booth next to you"

Restaurant Girl offers up her list of the top diners in Brooklyn -- and says the borough of Kings does diners the best.  Motion seconded, RG.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Around The Boro: Diner-type spot to replace F. Martinella?

The short-lived F. Martinella space at 117 Court is replaced by a deli/diner entity.

Some of the commenters have the right idea -- the space seems on first glance like a slam dunk for a sandwich place, but the layout is a little weird, plus in that neighborhood you have to have a lot of ready-to-eats, or be faster on the sandwich counter, to handle the lunchtime traffic from the courts.  FM belonged on another block, basically, and whatever comes in to replace it needs to understand what it's dealing with in terms of the weekday demographic.

Whatever comes in, I'll review it day one, since I can practically see it from my couch right now.  Heh.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Review: Park Slope Restaurant

Park Slope Restaurant
492 5th Avenue (between 11th and 12th Streets)
F/M/R to 4th and 9th; B63

Reviewed by Sarah D. Bunting

Fast, cheap, and under control.

The Order:
Greek omelet with rye toast and home fries; coffee; tomato juice.

The Food:
Perfectly adequate. Nothing special, but nothing notably terrible. I have a couple of minor quibbles -- overcooked egg (which I prefer to the alternative), and a weirdly hashy chop to the home fries, whose lack of onion or pepper left them pretty dry -- but the plates arrived to the table in under five minutes. This is somewhat unusual for a weekday-mid-morning order, when the kitchen may have gone on partial break between rushes, but it's awesome.

Very good toast, not overbuttered.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Around The Boro: Brooklyn Paper's favorite diners

Mediocre writing (oy with the "hipsters" reference), and blurbs too short to be helpful -- but recent arrivals to the 718 may find it helpful.