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Other than cheesecake, what does Brooklyn do better than LA? (cheap eats query)

Mr Taster | Jan 7, 200809:42 PM

See link from Manhattan board for my main post:


Bottom line....

Aside from hot dogs, pizza and Americanized Chinese food, what excellent, cheap food (say $8 or under per person) does Brooklyn do well that is not commonly found in Los Angeles?

(this criteria would eliminate virtually all Asian cuisines, as well as Mexican/central american, which is commonly regarded as being both cheaper and better in Los Angeles)

To get things, started, I am curious about the Caribbean corridor on Flatbush. There is hardly a Caribbean community to speak of in LA, and therefore only a couple of Caribbean restaurants. Certainly that would be a great please to find cheap, delicious food not commonly found in LA? (I do know about Junior's insanely yummy cheesecake, which certainly blows away LA's best offerings)

Other possibilities:
- Spanish (very small Spanish community in LA)
- Italian (LA has lots of superb fancy white-tablecloth Italian, but hardly any excellent red-checkered tablecloth Italian)
- African (not including Ethopian, as LA has many excellent Ethiopian restaurants)
- Indian (Although LA has a Little India in the city of Artesia, I have heard that Indian is by and large better and cheaper here in NY)

Thanks for your suggestions

Mr Taster

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