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#1 Wilfrid

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 05:14 PM

I usually sign up to the proposition that while there are many good restaurants in Brooklyn, few offer dishes which can't be matched in Manhattan. The Brooklyn Star offers some pleasing exceptions. This is a really good kitchen, although it has joined the general rush to present something at the opposite end of the culinary universe to spa cuisine.

Pink Pig review.


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Posted 18 January 2010 - 07:46 PM

QUOTE(Wilfrid @ Jan 18 2010, 05:14 PM) View Post
I usually sign up to the proposition that while there are many good restaurants in Brooklyn, few offer dishes which can't be matched in Manhattan. The Brooklyn Star offers some pleasing exceptions. This is a really good kitchen, although it has joined the general rush to present something at the opposite end of the culinary universe to spa cuisine.

Pink Pig review.



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#3 Wilfrid

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 08:07 PM

I like that photo. smile.gif

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 08:23 PM

i think we are on our way there this evening. great review, i am sold.
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#5 nuxvomica

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 09:38 PM

QUOTE(Daniel @ Jan 18 2010, 08:23 PM) View Post
i think we are on our way there this evening. great review, i am sold.

i was sold the moment i saw that picture! enjoy
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#6 Sneakeater

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 10:07 PM

And that's a picture by Wilfrid we're talking about.
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Posted 18 January 2010 - 10:59 PM

QUOTE(nuxvomica @ Jan 18 2010, 04:38 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Daniel @ Jan 18 2010, 08:23 PM) View Post
i think we are on our way there this evening. great review, i am sold.

i was sold the moment i saw that picture! enjoy


corn bread, jalapeno, bacon, cast iron - wonderful
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#8 Wilfrid

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 03:39 PM

I had better put it in the Eater flickr pool. They do love their food porn.

I hope they don't run out of tripe again.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:07 PM

i went to Brooklyn Star last night.. The dinner was kind of hit or miss for me.. the best thing we did eat were the brussle sprouts.. I found them trying so hard not to be momofuku influenced. By them doing this, it was missing some Asian influence..

I am just conveying what we ordered and I tasted.

The wings were a disappointment. coated well with a starchy cover, they came under sauced.. Not memorable.

DR.Pepper ribs were good ribs. they were tender and sweet. A simple sweet BBQ sauce baked with ribs in an oven. not memorable

Miss A and I split the catfish.. It was 18 or 19 bucks.. Pan roasted, served with beets, and something else.. Everything was nice.

The cornbread was a big disappointment. It seemed so tiny and portion controlled.. It's a small place and kitchen but, the cast iron skillet thing, seemed all a little easy bake oven.. It was like a large toaster corn muffin disc. To me skillet cornbread evokes something more generous.

The apple and brussle sprouts was really enjoyable.. There were flashes in that dish that makes me question the other menu items.. Wilf's review of the tripe dish and the pigtails dish gives me hope..

We arrived at 6, by the time we left there were 15 people waiting outside and 25 people eating inside.

There is a restaurant by me called Umi Nom that i would love people to try..
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#10 Wilfrid

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:30 PM

So, order everything I didn't (except for the brussels) tongue.gif

I thought the cornbread portion was exceptionally hearty: different appetites, perhaps.

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#11 Wilfrid

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:34 PM

Splitting entrees is a good idea, I think.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 06:07 PM

QUOTE(Wilfrid @ Jan 19 2010, 12:30 PM) View Post
So, order everything I didn't (except for the brussels) tongue.gif

I thought the cornbread portion was exceptionally hearty: different appetites, perhaps.



that's pretty much my plan for next time.
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#13 nuxvomica

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 06:52 PM

QUOTE(Daniel @ Jan 19 2010, 05:07 PM) View Post
There is a restaurant by me called Umi Nom that i would love people to try..

you know what to do - write it up and add some food porn wink.gif

i went for friends & family and liked it a lot. terrific manila clams
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:03 PM

Still unconvinced by Mothership Kuma Inn, though.
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:07 PM

QUOTE(Sneakeater @ Jan 19 2010, 07:03 PM) View Post
Still unconvinced by Mothership Kuma Inn, though.

still haven't been
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