Archive for the tag 'lunch special'

THE BITE: When asked what type of restaurants are needed in Sheepshead Bay, I’ve always answered that we need another Thai place. Well, after having that discussion for more than a decade, my desire has finally been fulfilled. We have a new Thai restaurant in the Bay.

Located at 3682B Nostrand Avenue, Thai Basil, which opened in early December, is dishing out “Thai fusion” dishes to all comers. I’m not sure what they mean by Thai “fusion,” as most of the dishes presented on the limited menu appear to be found in just about any Thai restaurant, but I’m pleased to see a new food choice in the ‘hood.

For the Bite, I sampled an array of dishes from the lunch menu that should represent the restaurant well. Pad Thai, considered by some to be the national dish of Thailand, Massamam Curry, cited by CNN as the “world’s most delicious food,” and Ginger Joy, a dish I never heard of before.

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THE BITE: Ah, how I love to save money. It’s become a compulsion these last couple of years with the economy in the toilet. I like to eat, so I’m always looking out for a lunch or dinner special to raise me from these financial doldrums.

Max’s Burgers and Steaks, located at 367 Avenue X, has a burger lunch special. For only $5.50, you receive a burger that’s grilled to order, hand cut French fries and a can of soda. Not a bad deal at all.

At The Bite, we usually only focus on one item, but since we’re talking about the lunch special, let’s discuss each item individually.

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Welcome back to The Bite, Sheepshead Bites’ weekly column where we explore the foodstuffs of Sheepshead Bay. Each week we check out a different offering from one of the many restaurants, delis, food carts, bakeries, butchers, fish mongers, or grocers in our neighborhood. If it’s edible, we’ll take a bite.

Today we stop into one of the oldest restaurants in Sheepshead Bay – Delmar Pizzeria (1668 Sheepshead Bay Road). Delmar has been in business since 1957, which makes it older than even your illustrious food reviewer. And, as Ned would be quick to tell you, “That’s old!”

Delmar has been serving Italian-American classics for 54 years, so they must be doing something right. With their chicken Parmesan on a roll, they’re doing something very right. For only $3.50 at lunch ($7.50 on a hero other times) Delmar’s serves up a very tasty and very filling sandwich.

I was served two, all white meat chicken cutlets, that were lightly breaded and fried. The cutlets were then placed on a Kaiser roll, topped with Delmar’s marinara sauce and covered with mozzarella cheese. The sandwich was then placed in a salamander (no, not the amphibian, but an oven) where the cheese is melted and the roll lightly toasted. And finally it was delivered to me as I waited impatiently in Delmar’s nondescript dining room.

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