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Parochial Brooklyn/Williamsburg Question


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Parochial Brooklyn/Williamsburg Question

psb | | Nov 7, 2013 12:09 AM

Hi, I am in NYC for 10days staying at my friend's base at Whyte and 3rd in Williamsburg, while he is out of the country.

I've done a bunch of research on "destination" food outings all over -- Arthur Ave, Flushing/Jackson Hts, South BK etc ... but I was wondering if anybody had do-not-miss/best-of-breed recs in that area -- say 5-6 blocks radius -- for quick lunch/late-night-snack/to go/cafe to hang out etc.

Specifically looking for cheapish/modest solo-friendly stuff ... pizza slices, burger, good sandos, tacos, shawarma, gyros. For "ethnic" places, if they have lunch plate or small items like steam table or order of dumplings, dosa etc ... that is all fine, but I cant do "family style" by myself or count on friends with "day jobs" to join me [although I did go to NEEROB BENGALI FOOD once and eat ~$45 in food by myself]. Similarly pizza place with only "whole pies" not ideal.

Also any recs for cafes to do a little laptop work [I have my own wifi, so that isnt needed]. It would be nice if it were a friendly and good people watching type spot ... ultomately I dont care about the quality of the coffee that much. Maybe a bar with decent food/HH that is also friendly?
[My previous base was near GRAND ARMY PLAZA, so I enjoyed say TEA LOUNGE].

Two additional things:
--Or are there so many obvious places near there, it's not really necessary to look for input [although I think it's still useful to get "best of breed"/unique options type input]

--And, I know it can be annoying when someone ask for advice and doesnt return feedback, so I'm happy to provide feedback if I have something meaningful to say.

Hope to finally make it to LUGAR for lunch on this trip after it getting
crowded out on my April and August visits.