Posts Tagged ‘neon’


The neon, like the decor of Yemen Cuisine, on Court Street near Atlantic Avenue, is about as simple as it comes. The only hint of personality comes from the two green words on the front window arching like a pair of eyebrows. There’s no French connection here, either; cuisine simply means food. On the menu are lamb prepared many ways, kidney bean dishes, some kebabs. A couple people on Menupages gave the food a positive review.

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Chinatown, Brooklyn

The produce doesn’t look too happy, put it’s on par with the winter tomatoes and Japanese eggplant I saw this morning at a NYC Whole Foods, and a fraction of the price.

chinatown1Brooklyn’s Chinatown is a bustling, well-lit place. Its commercial zone is concentrated in the 50’s and 60’s along Eighth Avenue.

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new victoria

In Sunset Park, a multi-culti neighborhood, with Latin-Chinese restaurants and a tiki bar. But what is tiki?

tiki cupsTiki is mainly about the idea of tiki – not Polynesian culture or history, but fruity drinks, torches, stylized drinking cups, and the Trader Vic’s aesthetic of the 1950’s and 60’s.*

Bklyn’s Tiki Bar is trying to be upscale. Collars are required for guys on weekends, and no hats or sports jerseys are allowed. (Hipsters in porkpies are okay, but thugs with baseball hats, please take your riff-raffy selves elsewhere.)

tiki & the professionals

The Professionals is a barber shop.

* Yul Brynner sued Trader Vic’s at NYC’s Plaza Hotel in 1979 for allegedly giving him trichinosis from undercooked spareribs.

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tire shop

Danny's Tire & Rim Shop, Fourth Ave.

Regrets, I’ve had a few. By the time I win the lottery and can afford them, spinning rims will be totally, 100% out of fashion.

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