Mother’s has a good lunch special. Todd been telling me about it, because it seems like he has it three times a week. It’s a Pat LaFrieda burger or veggie burger with fries (regular or sweet potato) or salad and half pint of beer (which is small if you were wondering). But all this makes for a really good deal for $10. The burger alone any other time is $9 …and that doesn’t come with fries.
It’s tasty food. The burger is good. I really like the sweet potato fries and the spicy mayo sauce. It’s a good lunch special –served noon to 5pm everyday.
Mother’s – 347 Graham Ave (btwn Conselyea & Metropolitan) Brooklyn 11211
I was looking for a place to kill time and watch some football a few Sundays ago. So I ducked into Fatty Cue in Brooklyn. I’ve never been there before. It looked a party, but I wasn’t quite sure. There was a lady handing out free fried spring roll-like dessert with honey. The music was loud. I only saw two small tables and a bar. The host tried to seat me at the bar, but so many seats were being saved. After a lot of back and forth, he got me a seat at the counter along the wall opposite of the bar.
I was really confused. I saw a lady smack a guy’s face super hard while they were walking out. People were dancing, making out, partying. I didn’t see anyone eating at the bar. In fact, it seemed like half of the people were employees. I waited a long time for service, but I think no one realized I was there to eat. So I went to the bar to order. Got the Beef Brisket with Baos. Pretty pricey at $24, but it turned out to be really good.
There was a really hot tall white girl at the bar making out with a really short Asian guy, who was dressed very hip hop/urban. I was like “Whoa, what does he have that I don’t have?” Then half way through my brisket, I realized he was a girl. I went from being super jealous to kinda turned on.
Oh, I asked a friend that’s been to Fatty Cue before. Apparently, there’s a dining room in the back. LOL. That makes a lot more sense!
Fatty Cue – 91 S 6th St (btwn Berry & Bedford) Brooklyn, NY 11249
Dang, I’ve never seen so many places closed on Thanksgiving. I thought at least more bars would be open. I just wanted something to eat, drink and watch football. Mulholland’s sports bar was open!
They had a new menu. The burger was even called “New Burger.” I was thinking how new can a burger be. I ordered it without cheese. Then ten seconds after, I thought to myself if I was going to kill myself today, I might as well get cheese. YOLO. So I went back to the bar and asked for cheese, but the bartender said she just put the order in the computer without. I was confused why it was so hard to add cheese after I ordered. So I thought, “oh well, I guess I won’t kill myself then …Not without cheese.”
Yeah, this new burger looked different. No lettuce and tomato. Just two greasy patties on a giant brioche bun. It was good. I was trying to figure out what it reminded me of. It was like a bigger version of what Wimpy (from Popeye) would eat? Then it hit me. It tastes like Krystal burgers. I liked it. Greasy!
Mulholland’s – 312 Grand St (btwn Roebling & Havemeyer St) Brooklyn, NY 11211
Sam and I met up on Bedford Ave last week to try to catch Mike running the NYC Marathon. We never saw him though. I think I was too late. He was too fast.
So we went to get brunch and ended up at Extra Fancy.
They have 2 for 1 Bloody Mary’s ($10). The waitress forgot my straw at first and then brought over a straw inside of an empty glass. I was so confused what that was for. I thought maybe either she thought we were going to share it or it was my 2nd Bloody Mary? Sam explained that maybe it was so she didn’t have to touch the straw and it was more sanitary. That’s smart.
I remember a long time ago I dated a girl who offered me to try her drink and she freaked out when I touched her straw. She was like that’s gross. I thought it was weird because I was going to put my mouth on it. And plus I’ve stuck my fingers in her mouth before.
I got the Lobster Florentine ($17). It’s like Eggs Benedict but with lobster and spinach. Really good.
Extra Fancy – 302 Metropolitan Ave (@ Roebling) Brooklyn 11211
The cooler Fall weather made me hankering for some soup. I’ve been eating this Coconut Curry Noodle Soup with Duck ($12) at Sage. It’s really good. Creamy with the right amount of spice. The duck is pretty surprisingly good and tender. I’ve ordered it with egg noodles which compliment it well. There’s a crispy noodle nest topping that’s good dipped in the creamy broth.
Next time I’m going to try to see if they can substitute the noodles for vegetables. I’d like to cut back on the carbs. I did ask a couple of times if their Tom Kha coconut soup was the same broth and they said yes. But it isn’t. I ordered it one night and it’s different. Different color and taste. Maybe Tom Kha is the base of the coconut curry soup without the curry? But it’s not the same.
My impression of Sage previously was that it was just another average New York trendy-looking Thai restaurant. But this coconut curry soup really hits the spot. My favorite thing I’ve eaten in October.
Sage – 299-301 Graham Ave (@ Ainslie St) Brooklyn, NY 11211
Harefield Road in my neighborhood has a good deal on brunch. $12 for entree and bloody mary or mimosa. Todd and I have been going a lot. There’s usually a wait. So we usually get drunk at the bar.
Harefield Road – 769 Metropolitan Ave (between Humboldt St & Graham Ave) Brooklyn, NY 11211
St. Anselm gets packed all the time and the wait is long. Todd taught me a trick. Go early. I showed up five minutes before opening at 5pm. There were a few people waiting around. Half were actually waiting for Spuyten Duyvil bar and the other two for St. Anselm. It worked. I got a seat easily at the bar.
I went with the relatively cheap $16 Butcher’s Steak (Hangar) with Garlic Butter. It’s a good deal. I wouldn’t say it’s better than the Lamb Saddle I’ve had before, but pretty good.
The Pan-Fried Mashed Potatoes w/ Truffle Oil ($7) were pretty tasty. Came out totally different than I imagined. But good.
St. Anselm – 355 Metropolitan Ave (btwn Roebling & Havemeyer St) Brooklyn, NY 11211
We went out to hang out at Battery Harris. I forget the occasion. Anyway, this place used to be the Williamsburg Loreley. They kept the same cool outdoor patio.
Instead of German fare, they had Caribbean food. Interesting for the location. Got some Jerked Chicken, Coconut Cornbread, Braised Kale, Burgers, Catfish Sandwich, Rum Raisin Pudding.
It was fun. Not sure I think of it as a Caribbean restaurant though. It’s a cool outdoor bar.
Battery Harris – 64 Frost St (@ Meeker Ave) Williamsburg, NY 11211