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Chrystie's on Flatbush new location report


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Chrystie's on Flatbush new location report

noisejoke | Aug 11, 2006 07:01 PM

I was double parked with the car so can't vouch for the look or vibe at the post-move Chrystie's (down Flatbush a half block and across the street). But the wife says it was a bit cheerier and I think she mentioned a table or two inside. We did the standard hit and run on the beef and chicken patties and coco-bread. The beef was within the usual quality range and the coco-bread was lighter and fluffier while still being deliciously moist n' lard laden. However, the chicken was changed to a strange and perhaps disheartening degree. As much as their patties can fluccuate in spiciness, and can vary in texture, this change was veering off the map - chicken being my favorite I take this very seriously! In the past they were usually almost like pulled pork in their texture, very spicey and flavorful without being too salty. The two we had that day were grey, minced, too wet and oddly vinegarry. Very disappointing, though not nearly inedible.

This is of course after only one post-move visit. Haven't yet gone back to the veggie patties, or any of the full fish, ckn, etc meals, or cakes. We will of course - it's Chrystie's. I'm not going to let the best patties in Brooklyn go down without a fight. I always thought it was amazing that no place I ever tried deeper into Crown Heights or Flatbush proper was comparable.

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