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Ever Downward Slope

Dave Rick | Aug 30, 2001 10:19 AM

This is getting ridiculous. Bad restaurants in Park Slope are a given, but we are reaching critical mass. A quick back track on the board reveals regretable experiences with various sushi and Chinese joints, the Vietnamese/Malayasian/Peruvian place and even Max & Moritz and it's recent spinoff, the Steinhoff Cafe. I think Paul Lucas had it right, it's a suburban nabe. But I also think there's a certain sense of assumed urban sophistication that confounds critical eating and keeps our neighbors culinary sitting ducks. It's like shooting fish in a barrel...uh, in a kangaroo court? Anyway, where the heck is Sweet Mama's? The ribs were weird but I thought the fried chicken was great. They promised to reopen on Fifth ave but so far no word. And has anyone been to that odd pan-Middle Eastern (now with some sort of French "flair") across from 321? I've seen a few folks in there after a very slow start. But what's the point when one of the few reliable places has been and always will be Mr. Falafel and how far is Atlantic and Henry, anyway? Steam officially let off. Thank you.

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