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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
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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
SERVES: 1
Calories/serving: 225
WW points per serving: 4
PREPARATION TIME: 40 MINUTES
COOKING TIME: 35 MINUTES
http://www.loss-weight-diet.org/recipes/…

* 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 http://www.loss-weight-diet.org on September 19, 2009 at 9:54 PM · Report this

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