how are any of these activities actually free? that's what i'd like to know.
"Maybe you should try looking at nearby street signs before you make assumptions about its name."
Dude, did you read the review?
"The Emerson's attempt to serve that audience falls flat. Its literary leanings feel more arbitrary and convenient (one of its cross streets is Emerson Place) than heartfelt."
It isn't named after the writer and it doesn't cater to writers, instead it caters to the neighborhood's diverse crowd, which you would know if it wasn't your first time in the area. Sorry pasty folks, you'll have to pretend you're hard enough to drink maker's mark elsewhere.
Maybe you should try looking at nearby street signs before you make assumptions about its name.
I was there on Tuesday night; I basically agree with the article; there is still very much a sense of an older nighborhood bar feel when you walk in, and the atmosphere is very relaxed. Only one television, which also is much more indicative of older neighborhood bars. However the bar sits on an eight block "strip" that contains about five other bars, unlike the original Freddys which was pretty isolated. These bars cater more to the upscale newcomers---it will be interesting to see how they relate to Freddys.
See, I find this place offensive for other reasons:
One-liner restaurant names are not very creative. I'm glad someone figured out what traif meant and produced a restaurant around, or just another restaurant because most (even in NY) ARE traif. I'm not even kosher and the name still seems ill-conceived along with obnoxious -- to be so close to a religious neighborhood and act as such an affront is just lame and shows you really don't know what's going on nor do you respect your community/neighborhood.
We are a Baltimore-based magazine.
Oh L Magazine you are late to the party in the "new Brooklyn cuisine" discussion, but hey maybe a few more people will pick up the magazine if you throw that in right? There isn't anything new added here. Just more hipsters complaining. Guess you will all have to move to some other unpopular place to be cool again. I hear Baltimore is the new thing. Please move there now before its too late!
Also when will you gain some integrity and professionalism? Try visiting a place multiple times before writing a review as I proper journalist would.
Agreed. This reviewer obviously wants to not like this place really bad, and I get it. But having been to the Brooklyneer several times now (I work around the corner), I can attest, its a great bar. I live in Williamsburg and can see how this might strike a fellow Brooklynite as a lame idea, but the place delivers. Great cocktails, great beer selection, and the food is yummy! Got to see for yourself I guess.
yikes (or yucks, maybe). thanks for throwing vegetarians to the wolves. not just meaty restaurants, but five greasy-meaty places? c'mon...there's gotta be a new restaurant in brooklyn that has some compassion for animals and our overtaxed digestive systems.
enough with the pork products already. it's no culinary accomplishment making bacon/pork belly/sausage taste good. and m. wells, your tortilla espanola wouldn't be caught dead in spain: i've eaten tortilla for weeks on end while travelling there, and never, ever seen a version with meat in it. and the spanish put ham in everything....
now, everyone (especially whoever put this list together) go eat at dirt candy in the east village. if you can get a table...
you realize the photo illustrating #5 isn't the El Diablo truck but Endless Summer truck, right?
I not sure this review or story by Mr. Wagstaff is entirely acurate. I feel like it's kind of missing the point, like he was having a bad day and decided to take the bar down with him.
Being in this environment is a pretty fun experience, because of the spaciousness and the diversity of the people, a friendly no attitude atmosphere, and what's wrong with a sports bar/DJ/Music venue? The owners are huge music fans and also love pool and the people who love it! They have all kinds of different DJs every night, you might see locals, ravers, Japanese Rastafarians, you just never know! My Fave is DJ Star Childe on Sundays he plays funk and soul, Hendrix, obscure stuff, etc.
Other stuff thats cool!: there's a huge back yard with little tables thats open till 1AM on the weekends. The bathrooms are amazingly decorated with the LP theme and one of which has an amazing mural painted by a local artist. there is a feeling of spaciousness which makes you feel like you are somewhere else.
LPn'Harmony is also a true slice of the neighborhood much in the way that ArtLand was (same owners) you're going to meet all kinds of different cultures, and realities, it's truly a mixed crowd and this makes it the kind of unique and fun experience that I really enjoy!
I had one of my worst NY meals ever at Michael and Pings. I am so glad you guys like it, but it doesn't change the fact that the food I had there was bland and the meat was tough, it took half an hour to get my takeout while I was sitting right there and the restaurant was empty, and the servers were rude and unapologetic. Maybe it is better now or something. I hope it is, because I don't want to have to start disregarding every restaurant review the L magazine runs.
well, I work there and I can tell you its great, its fucking great, and you obviously dont know what your talking about, you must have been using a plastic knife, you cant cut anything with a plastic knife. Why did you use a plastic knife. LIke I said. I work there and its great.
Finally made it to LIC last weekend for brunch, and M. Wells definitely lives up to the hype. As a French citizen who's been eating blood sausage since I was un petit garçon, I had to try their take on the dish, which is one of the best I've ever had, crispy on the outside, fluffy and moist on the inside. The apple mustard on which it's served is something I will be trying to recreate at home, though I doubt the result will be as good. I also had an appetizer special, a cauliflower gratin that was piping hot and gooey, and fresh from Brooklyn Grange's rooftop farm a few blocks away. Can't wait to go back.
Are called "köfte" and "börek" respectively. Please do your research.
"The bar has only been open for a few months and already someone was celebrating their birthday there."
That's it. I don't know if anything better can be said about a new bar. Gypsy Bar is the joint.
Hey, thanks for this! I read so many rave reviews I finally went here. Eh. Major disappointment. Maybe the quality of ingredients is slightly better than Qdoba, but Qdoba has them beat for price, size and variety of ingredients.
Not only is Michael and Ping's on there, but you use the words "gristle-free." You have to be kidding me. I got beef there that was not just inedible but physically uncuttable. They gave me the single worst meal I've had in the city. Bland, boring, and took forever.
They have square plates, I guess.
This is a very dog friendly bar. People bring their dogs to the back garden area quite often. There hasn't been a time I've been to lucky dog and haven't petted some pretty fine pooches out back.
Their food is just plain mediocre. I had the andouille sausage with what they called a baguette which was more like 2 little pieces of charred sausage and a tiny rock hard pretzel. The slaw was just awful.
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