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Lobster Rolls on the Cheap
Chow’s Outer Borough Digest is discussing the Brooklyn’s best lobster rolls, from the splurge-worthy $33 roll at Brooklyn Fish Camp to the best budget rolls. The quarter-pounder roll for $14.95 at Jordan’s Lobster Dock gets a nod, as does the Fairway roll (pictured above) which costs a mere $8.99. It sounds a bit too good to be true, but Serious Eats gets behind Fairway’s lobster roll, too: “if you are a lobster-loving-cheapo (like me) you are going to love this one.”
Big Scandals in Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo
McBrooklyn is following the Busy Chef saga. Here’s the short version manager Dan Kaufman was arrested for identity theft and credit card forgery after he allegedly stole $25,000 from customers. McBrooklyn says that both Busy Chef locations, the Blue Pig ice cream shop, and Oven restaurant are all closed for business… Meanwhile, Grimaldi’s was shut down by the state for 5 hours last week due to unpaid taxes. The Brooklyn Paper reports that “the pizzeria owed as much as $165,000.”
Time Out New York says that Williamsburger is now open at 342 Wythe Avenue… Eater reports that Kate’s Brooklyn Joint on Berry and South 2nd in Williamsburg has closed and will be replaced a Mexican place called La Superior. It’ll be “cheap and open late” and is set to open August 4… Eater also says that Brooklyn BarBQ at 6th and 20th is closed and will be reopening next month as Safe Haven Bar and Grill…A Brooklyn Life recommends Fat Cat Wines… BergenCarroll complains that the smoothies at Nectar aren’t made with 100% real fruit… And The Brooklyn Paper laments the closing of Tea Lounge on 7th Avenue in Park Slope.
After the jump: Condo tours under the influence of strawberry daiquiris and a guide to Brooklyn’s Chinatown…