Forum: Restaurants and Cafes
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Still no sign of life at Emeline’s Diner – at the location itself or on its website, Facebook page or twitter feed. This despite the fact that they trumpeted their grand opening with elected officials, etc. and the City’s Department of Small Business Services made a big deal about how their help made it possible for Emeline’s to open. Not sure why they bother having a website, a Facebook page or a Twitter feed if they aren’t going to use it. I assume they are committing time and money into this venture, so why the apparent lackluster efforts to reach out to the community? For selfish reasons, I hope they open and offer great food and service, but they really are shooting themselves in the foot so far. Not to mention that it appears they will only be open for breakfast and lunch. If they didn’t own the holding, I would predict a quick demise. Perhaps I am being overly judgmental, but it really seems they have no idea what they are doing. Don’t get me started with the Peaches people and their use of the old Pantry site as an office..,
Does anyone know the status of Manny’s on the corner of Patchen and Macon in Bed-Stuy? I know they were planning on upgrading their kitchen for their expanded menu then temporarily closed, to work on it I presume. It has been a while and have not seen any updates posted on there storefront or on line. Has anyone heard anything? Thanks!
We have a restaraunt nearby that opened over a year ago. They have a wood burning cook fire that blows smoke all over the neighborhood. Sometimes it is so strong in my appartment that it burns my eyes when the windows are closed. I’ve sent complaints to 311 many times but when they come to investigate (usually days later) the smoke may or may not be present.
Other restaraunts in our area have real diffusor systems for their exhaust. After lots of complaints the best I could get out of this restaraunt was that they raised their smokestack and directed it away from our building. I still get the smoke, especially on cloudy days.
The owners have said that the diffusor system (that all the others use) costs 15K and is too expensive for them. This restaraunt has been wildly successful from the day they opened.
Does anyone know of any other options besides 311?
Has anyone in this situation successfully sued a business to get them to do the right thing for their neighbors?
Thanks in advance.
On a recent episode of Chopped they featured a chef that operates “underground” out of his home that is well known for having the best lobster rolls. I’d love to try them next time I’m on that side of the bridge, does anyone know where I can find him?
Hi! First time posting here – I’d like to open a small cafe in the garden apartment of my brownstone in Bed Stuy. Is this legally possible? If so, does anyone know the permits I’d need to get? Thanks in advance!
Did Bareburger lose its liquor license? I went there last night and the waitress said it was reapplying for a license.
I saw this the other day at 327 Stuyvesant ave. I wonder what it will be! Construction permit issued 3/26, expiring in November
A day of physically exhausting home renovation tasks left me too tired to cook, but pretty darned hungry, so I finally headed over to BESO on Lewis Avenue for dinner. My partner and I ordered the empanandas, salad, coconut shrimp, and steak. Everything was fresh and DELICIOUS!
Likely the best chimichurri we’ve ever had…..and the coconuttiest coconut rice!
Do give them a try – you won’t be disappointed.
Chicho has finally opened Celestino on Halsey right by Stuyvesant. Dinn was incredible last night. It’s still BYOB. Here’s the menu:
Oysters: Bluepoints 2.50 Kumamoto 3.50 (The blue points ere incredible)
Mixed green salad with endive & radichio 8.00
Sardines marinated in Prosecco, served on bed of watercress 12.00
Fennel & blood orange salad with rucola and blue cheese 12.00
Pan seared calamari and shrimps brochette with radishes 14.00
Sauteed mussels and clams in white wine sauce 13.00 17.00
Cuttlefish with green peas and curry over polenta 13.00
Grilled calamari 12.00 (Among the best I’ve ever had)
Spago with mussels 14.00
Spinach taglioni with shrimp and lemon 14.00
Crepe filled with fish eagu and onion 15.00 (INCREDIBLE)
Vegetarian couscous 13.00
Fish of the Day M.P.
Scallops with carmelized onions 15.00
Codfish cakes woth EVOO on brocolli puree 17.00 (EXCELLENT)
pasta in tomato or butter sauce 5.00
Meatballs in tomati sauce 7.00
We had an excellent panacotta for dessert
great artical in the 1/7/12 Sundays NYT real estate section for those dealing with the smells or the bennies of being in that situation
Having a big party in our apartment, 40-60 people. Need a local caterer for passed hors d’ouevres and staffing. Nothing too fancy. Suggestions…? Thx.
Can you recommend a good, healthy restaurant in Park Slope?
Anyone know what’s going on with Tin City on Lewis Avenue. It’s been closed for a long time. I heard that the owners are going to reopen with a different business plan. Anyone know if that’s the case and what kind of business it will be?
Anyone know the scoop about what’s going in here? I know there was talk about a Ted and Honey branch, but that seems to be going to the Navy Yard…