(Image courtesy of Metromix)

(Image courtesy of Metromix)

Before we get on to the reviews, we’d like to turn your attention to Metromix’s recently published profile about Sheepshead Bay food and nightlife. We’re flattered for such an extensive profile, but our eyebrows went up when he said we’re an area of “cheap beer and imaginary Russian raves in strip malls by the sea.” He added, “Sheepshead Bay … is a strange, strange neighborhood. … The picturesque inlet more or less turns into Cirque du Soleil on Friday and Saturday nights.” He also said Lundy’s used to be a steakhouse, but we’re turning the other cheek.

Spandexed clowns aside, he did a pretty good overview including many places our readers probably haven’t visited. Sure, he hit up the local legends like Randazzo’s and Roll-n-Roaster, but he also stopped by some novo-Sheepshead locales that are changing Sheepshead’s rep. Check it out to see his take on Baku Palace, Sweika and New Cats Cafe among others. Thanks for stoppin’ by, Metromix.

Now on to the reviews:

Did someone say Randazzo’s (2017 Emmons Avenue)? Debbie N. of Swathmore, P.A., got wind of the rep and went to check it out. She thought it wasn’t worth the long wait.

I like Latin food, and I was just saying today how there’s a shortage of good Latino places in the area. So I was glad when we heard from magicloop2009 about La Villita (1249 Avenue U). Apparently, the chicken quesadillas, Mexican red rice, and chicken chillattas are top-notch. But what they do to the bathroom is not.

Reviewer Baby S. is in love with Bagel Boy (1602 Avenue Z). She digs the service and the food, but her only regret is her worry about an increasingly bagel-shaped butt.

After her bagel, Baby S. rounds the corner over to Anatolian Gyro (1605 Sheepshead Bay Road), where she eats at least once a week. She heartily recommends the babaganoush, which “has a proper balance of garlic and vinegar, two of the ingredients that we have seen other places abuse, but never here.”

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  • Bill w

    Interesting…Metromix wasn’t attracted to SHB by the women’s discount clothing store or the “gourmet” deli.

  • Bill w

    Interesting…Metromix wasn’t attracted to SHB by the women’s discount clothing store or the “gourmet” deli.

  • http://www.njluxurymotors.com Arthur Borko

    Hah! The “meat cubes” he got for free at Baku is LIVER!
    I love those fried liver cubes!

  • http://www.njluxurymotors.com Arthur B

    Hah! The “meat cubes” he got for free at Baku is LIVER!
    I love those fried liver cubes!

  • Kismet

    Coney Island Bagels on Coney and Z have better bagels than Bagel Boy.

  • Kismet

    Coney Island Bagels on Coney and Z have better bagels than Bagel Boy.

  • http://www.njluxurymotors.com Arthur Borko

    Ironic considering that was bagelboys original location.

  • http://Www.njluxurymotors.com Arthur B

    Ironic considering that was bagelboys original location.

  • Kismet

    Bagel Boys original location was Ocean and Z before they moved to Z and 16th. If you look on Coney Island Bagels site they refer to themselves as Coney Island Bagel Boys.

  • Kismet

    Bagel Boys original location was Ocean and Z before they moved to Z and 16th. If you look on Coney Island Bagels site they refer to themselves as Coney Island Bagel Boys.

  • http://www.njluxurymotors.com Arthur Borko

    I mixed up the two locations, oops. Anyway Bagel Bay Bagels don’t taste like New York Bagels! Maybe they have a bad dough recipie or they don’t use tapwater I don’t know but itried them twice and did not like it. Plus their lox spread tasted like oversalted butter instead of cream cheese and lox!

  • http://Www.njluxurymotors.com Arthur B

    I mixed up the two locations, oops. Anyway Bagel Bay Bagels don’t taste like New York Bagels! Maybe they have a bad dough recipie or they don’t use tapwater I don’t know but itried them twice and did not like it. Plus their lox spread tasted like oversalted butter instead of cream cheese and lox!

  • Ray Johnson

    The way I solve this problem with bagels, is I just don’t eat them anymore, or very rarely, anyway. My favorite bagel store was a small, simple store on Nostrand Ave near Brooklyn College. Does anyone remember that place?

  • Ray Johnson

    The way I solve this problem with bagels, is I just don’t eat them anymore, or very rarely, anyway. My favorite bagel store was a small, simple store on Nostrand Ave near Brooklyn College. Does anyone remember that place?

  • Kismet

    Before Dunkin’ Donuts on corner of Bay Road and 15th, there was an awesome bagel shop. Gerritsen Avenue’s bagel shop was really good too. Not sure about now though…Bagel Boy’s bagels taste very dry and light to me. Coney’s are doughy-er.

  • Kismet

    Before Dunkin’ Donuts on corner of Bay Road and 15th, there was an awesome bagel shop. Gerritsen Avenue’s bagel shop was really good too. Not sure about now though…Bagel Boy’s bagels taste very dry and light to me. Coney’s are doughy-er.