After we had spent the day at MoMA, we took the subway to the Brooklyn Museum for the Target first saturday of the month free admission. We didn’t have lunch so I was famished at this point and wanted to eat the minute we got off the subway. I checked Urbanspoon to see what was around and quickly decided that this is where we should go. One of the funniest places I’ve been to-when you walk in, a ladder-like staircase is in front of you. Walking up is reminiscent of climbing the latter to your treehouse, and above are only six tables cramped into what may have once been a closet. It was full of people, and they kept coming. The service was also bizarre, especially considering that there is a $2 plate charge for sitting down. The waiter would hand up the drinks while standing on the stairs, and the owner brought our food up. You pay at the register downstairs which is confusing to everyone because people were sitting forever waiting for their check to come. The whole experience is really odd, but fun. I had the Curry Goat and Julian had the Curry Vegetables. It comes with “Rice and Peas” or Jasmine rice. Which sounds more interesting? I dumbly asked for the Jasmine rice (I thought it sounded exotic), which is really white rice, while the former is brown rice and beans. Oh well. A really fun experience that’s worth the trip (so is the museum!).
December 5, 2011 by Nina
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