Open Thread Wednesday 9/29/10

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  • Eddy de Lectron

    I have dined at the Heights Cafe numerous times (my ex gf liked it) and have not had any of the glaring disappointments experienced by JoT. However I agree, the Heights Cafe is overpriced especially if you consider; Teresa’s just a few doors down serves larger portions of as good or better food, for lower cost. Okay, I know the service is sometimes a bit off off and the decor is not as nice but that’s not what really matters…

  • Mona Bregman

    Henry’s End is still serves the best food in town. Noodle Pudding is good but too noisy. Jack’s only good if you like paying high prices and if you are a red meat eater’ I like the Heights Cafe. I have never had a problem there. Teresa’s is for good eating but not dining.
    Truth is, Smith Street or Court Street offers much better choices.

  • David on Middagh

    A plug for Tutt Cafe, on Hicks St. in the North Heights (between Middagh & Cranberry). As most of the readers here probably know, it’s a casual Middle Eastern place. I’ve never had anything bad there (though admittedly, I usually order the same things).

  • nabeguy

    I second that DOM. Tutt is always a fresh pleasure. My daughter loves their “pitza”, while I’m a fan of their garden salad. Their menu is varied enough to satisfy both vegetarian and carnivore appetites and their prices are quite reasonable on a dollar to portion scale. And nobody can beat Sammy as a server!

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  • anon

    Lots of spam comments–time for fall cleaning!

  • Claude Scales

    anon: Agreed. I’ve been busy deleting spam this morning. We have a filter that’s supposed to weed out this stuff, but it seems not to be working very well.

  • Jim

    Anyone notice that the service at the Montague St bagels Store has gotten really poor of late?

    I continually get overcharged for an egg and cheese and the staff are quite surly..

  • Parent

    I heard the school grades were recently released by the NYCDOE. Anyone know the grade for PS 8, PS 261 and PS 29?

  • Bartmann

    Perhaps the reason why the Heights has sub standard restaurants is twofold.

    First during the weekday afternoons, many of the Heights restaurants have to cater to the lunchtime needs of the people who work in the municipal offices on Court Street. The tastes of these workers will certainly influence the types of restaurants and the food they serve: Chipotle, Popeyes, McDonalds, KFC etc.

    Second, in the Heights we are so close to Manhattan that it is very easy to take our dining to the next level and cross the bridge.

    It would be great to have many truly excellent restaurants in the Heights, but our population density, and the difference between the daytime and evening/weekend population, makes it a challenge for any restaurant to do well.

  • Eddy de Lectron

    Jim, Montague St Bagels changed ownership within the last two weeks. According to one of the employees; the new owner is kind of nasty and does not know much about running a bagel store.
    It would be a shame if it were to go downhill, we would lose the last place to get a decent sandwich in the hood.

  • Parent

    Thanks Claude for the post.

    This is from Park Slope, but even they can do something cool every once in a while:

    This is the video: A great time waster. This is way beyond my parental capacities.

  • Parent

    Sorry–there was a parentheses that rendered the prior link inoperable:

  • Jorale-man

    Montague Street restaurant update: Monty’s has been shut down by the board of health. Windows are covered over and the pizza oven is off.

  • nabeguy

    I guess they got a Q rating.