Knitting & Boozing

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Places to try 13 Replies

Started by Karima. Last reply by Karima Aug 26, 2014.

Brunch? 10 Replies

Started by j. Last reply by j Mar 27, 2010.

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Comment by Elisabeth P on April 14, 2014 at 5:48pm

I hope to have a new project on my needles at Off The Hook! See you tomorrow!

Comment by Karima on April 14, 2014 at 5:00pm

I can do Tuesday (tomorrow) at Off the Hook.  I have a show and tell bag from Stitches South.

Comment by Joan G on April 14, 2014 at 1:24pm

Are we "Off the Hook" but "On the Needles" this week? Tuesday & Wednesday both work for me.

Comment by Joan G on April 9, 2014 at 12:27pm

You may be right about the small spaces, Elisabeth.

And, I've always wanted to try Pachanga Patterson. I'll compile a list of places with garden/outdoor spaces.

Next week Off The Hook, Tues 4/15 (TAX DAY!) 6:30p works for me.

Comment by Elisabeth P on April 9, 2014 at 12:24pm

For next week, how about Off The Hook? Tuesday at 6:30!

Comment by Elisabeth P on April 9, 2014 at 12:23pm

Hi Joan, I saw that too! I think they are both very small spaces, but worth a try. Last night we also suggested Pachanga Paterson - in the garden, when the weather is nice!

Comment by Joan G on April 9, 2014 at 11:19am

Add these to the list? Write-ups from the Village Voice.

Kabab Cafe, 25-12 Steinway Street, Queens, 718-728-9858
Likely the most famous spot on Steinway, Kabab Cafe is about the size of a living room but looms large in locals' minds thanks to charismatic owner and chef Ali Al Sayed. A neighborhood pioneer who opened his restaurant back in the 80s, he's known for his intellectual bent: On a recent visit, he shared his thoughts on the book Man's Search for Meaning while filleting a porgy and posing for photographs. His singular presence is matched by his singular food, of which there is truly something for everyone, be they vegetarian or carnivore, cautious or adventurous. The latter will be rewarded with innards from lamb testicles to chicken liver; the sweetbreads, served in a memorable lemony sauce, will convert the offal-averse. Your best bet is to take the owner's suggestions -- there's no regular menu, but he'll recite whatever he has on offer with poetic flair. A meal at Kabab Cafe is a one-of-a-kind experience, and as a bonus, you can linger over drinks (many of the establishments on Steinway are alcohol-free).

Mombar, 25-22 Steinway Street, Queens, 718-726-2356
Ali's brother, Moustafa Al Sayed, is chef and owner of this spot, which seems to peer out onto the street, thanks to the mysterious eyes carved into its facade. Moustafa is also an artist, and he crafted the furniture, stained glass windows, and intricate design of the interior, which welcomes diners with a similarly homey feeling to Kabab Cafe. Moustafa's cooking leans a bit more toward the traditional, with a menu that highlights tagines, hearty dishes cooked in a distinctively shaped clay pot. Rabbit, lamb, and chicken tagines are served with olives and vegetables alongside pyramids of couscous, spiced complexly with a blend of za'atar, sumac, and cumin. (Moustafa is thinking of selling his own spice blends; we hope he does.) As with Kabab Cafe, you'll do well to try anything on special. Recently it was rich and warming lamb cheek served shredded with pita.

Comment by Rachel on April 8, 2014 at 5:53pm

See you guys there!

Comment by Karima on April 6, 2014 at 9:14pm
Let's do Cafe Bar.
Comment by Kate on April 6, 2014 at 7:38pm

Any of those sound good to me too.


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