I figured that since we were being pelted with the bands of pre-Irene rain we should stick close to mass transit, but we needed to get out of the house. So a walk to Junior's was just the ticket.
Along the way we stopped in front of the New York Chess and Game Shop to play a game of chess.
Yes, they set up a giant chess board on their sidewalk. And yes, that is what the Barclay's Center looks like now. Flatbush Ave is gonna change. Things change, but this is big and sudden.
Don't Flatbush Ave look nicer when you look the other way? A place where people live and work and shop. You can see some sky.
|If you rent the billboard|
does Jay Z come with it?
So we got to Junior's
The food at Junior's was surprisingly bad. My Reuben sandwich was mushy and my son's hamburger was clearly cooked from a frozen patty. But they did give us ample and delicious salads. There was really good coleslaw and crispy pickles. The service was great, our waiter was friendly and attentive I would go back just for cheesecake, but not for food again.
Instead of the rolls that I would expect in a dinner then gave us (great) corn bread. The menu also had lots of items that I would not expect in a "deli". Many BBQ items and jerk chicken. I also noticed that we where the only white people eating in the restaurant. Flatbush Ave has chained since 1950 when Junior's opened. Maybe I should have ordered the southern fried chicken.
But there was one other white guy eating there. A short fat old guy screaming that his meal should comped. Just kidding, That is our
The photo does give you a view into what it looks like inside Junior's. I told my kids the staff at places like Fridays and Applebees come here to find out what a restaurant should look like. The dining room was decorated with authentic Brooklyn memorabilia and photos of presidents eating there. The servers at those portion control restaurants should have a meal at Junior's to see what it is like to be served by non-scripted human beings.
I must use this platform to express my disgust with my Borough President. He is so out of touch with how things can be made better, he has actually made things worse.
An area on at the intersection of Atlantic Ave / Flatbush Ave / Fourth Ave is not the end of the world. But it would have been nice if it would have been surrounded by a park or a school or something nice. But we have a parking lot.
Also, instead of making up stories about how the PPW Bike lane was just put there on a trial basis, he could have put some effort into having the MTA improve their service in Brooklyn.
It started to rain so we jumped on the train to get home. I have changed trains literally thousands of times at Nevens Street but never entered the station before. Look below at the condition of the station. Do you think if Marty really cared about the quality of life of his constituents he would get this fixed? No! I don't even think Marty know who constituents are. His supporters all moved to gated communities in South Florida, but his constituents still change trains at Nevins St.
One more thing. About 30 hours after my lunch at Junion's I had dinner at a T.G.I. Friday's.
- The food sucked about as much, but the portions were too small. I had the Chipotle Yucatan Chicken Salad. It looked exactly like the photo from the menu at right. I am sure the person who prepared it was looking at this photo when he assembled. it. A piece of bread would have topped it off nicely.
- I don't think my waiter actually ever ate in a restaurant, let alone knew how to take orders and make me feel comfortable.
- My son ordered the Cup of Dirt for desert. Chocolate Pudding mixed up with crunched Oreos and gummy worms. The pudding tasted like a can.
So I guess I am saying that if I am gonna eat crappy food I would just like to not walk out of the restaurant hungry.
Ach.. The food was horrible and the protons were too small.