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The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House

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Description: A swanky joint occupying the ground level of the former Brooklyn Hotel.

Decor: Futuristic high-back swivel chairs subtly resembling spaceship pods, a magnificent copper-top bar, and on display behind it, the day's variety of oysters resting in quiet terror on a bed of ice.

Lesser-known uses for oysters: The main ingredient of oyster ice cream (a Japanese treat that will never, ever catch on here); a rudimentary-yet-deeply-effective alien-guts special effect, most famously used in the face-hugger autopsy scene of Ridley Scott's Alien (1979).

Happy hours: Sun–Fri 4–6:30 pm, Sat 3–6:30 pm.

Happy-hour drink specials: $3 select wines, $3 drafts (Rogue Brutal Bitter, Pike Kilt Lifter), $4 select call cocktails, and a batch of $5 deals—martinis, manhattans, or the cocktail of the day (Wednesday is basil gimlet).

Happy-hour food specials: $1 fresh oyster on the half shell, $5 wild-salmon croquettes, and more. recommended

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I can't afford to do shit in seattle due to erm dire straits but if i can scrape 10 bucks together I go straight to Da Brooklyn, it's the shit
Posted by mama32 on September 9, 2009 at 4:27 PM · Report this
Expensive place, but a damn fine New York steak, too.
Posted by presently out on September 12, 2009 at 1:43 PM · Report this
lossweightdiet 3
Seafood chowder
Calories/serving: 225
WW points per serving: 4

* 2 onions, finely chopped
* 2 garlic cloves, crushed
* 600ml (1 pint) vegetable stock
* 2 tbsps plain flour
* 1 X 400g can chopped tomatoes
* 1 small red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
* 300ml (1/2 pint) tomato passata
* 450g (1 lb) ready-to-eat seafood selection
* 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
* 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives
* 2 tbsps virtually fat free fromage frais
* salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Preheat a large non-stick saucepan, add the onion and dry- fry until soft.
2. Add the garlic and 3 tbsps of stock. Sprinkle the flour over and beat well with a wooden spoon. Cook for 1 minute in order to ‘cook out’ the flour, then gradually stir in the remaining stock.
3. Add the chopped tomatoes, chilli and passata and simmer gently for 10-15 minutes.
4. Stir in the seafood and herbs and remove the pan from the heat. Add the fromage frais and season to taste with salt and black pepper.
Posted by lossweightdiet on September 19, 2009 at 9:54 PM · Report this

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