Fellow chowhounds, what is happening? I should preface this inquiry with a thank you to Jim Leff and his incredible guidebook. For me, this book stays in my back pack and works much like the "Counter Intelligence" by J. Gold did on Los Angeles. About me: I am a Los Angeles transplant now going to school in Brooklyn. In Los Angeles I would drive far and wide to find great ethnic eats and chow spots, and cannot wait to explore New York. I guess I want to begin my quest near to the place I will spend a lot of time - Brooklyn Heights. Where are the "must hits" nearby or even relatively nearby? I love Belgian beer, South/Central American food, Asian food of all types (especally Korean hence the name), and anything that New York may offer that LA does not have or has, but is better done in NY. I do have a car and a metro card so getting there is not much of an issue although I do have a tendacy toward getting lost because I do not know the areas well yet.
By the way, I started my search with an AMAZING lunch at a Peruvian "pollo a la brasa" restuarant on Smith St. in what I think is considered Carrol Gardens. The meal began with a dish I had never eaten and do not know the name, but was an orange doughy material with the bottom cut out, leaving room for a chicken salad (I think) filling - Nuts, bleeping great. I then had a red snapper dish served with rice and beans that was tasty as well. I wish I had the name of the place, but I don't. I can tell you though that is was located about 5 or 6 blocks away from Atlantic Blvd on Smith street. I recommend it.
Thank you in advance for your help and advice and I will keep you posted with my findings.
"EEPO" the Jindo