The Q at Parkside

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Midwood Flats

No, the Q is not referring to London-style apartments on a certain Lefferts street. Folks, the name of the soon-to-open gastro pub is to be "Midwood Flats," and its menu looks something, or rather exactly, like this:

Hamburger? French Fries? Non Traditional Hamburger? French Fries Nouveau?

The Q is a big fan of restaurant names that tell you exactly where it is. MF is not inspired, but it's not insipid. (Hey, those two words are almost anagrams. Take the R out of inspired and it's insipid...hmmm. gotta work on that one...)

Take it away, boys! A one, two, three, four...

24 comments:

L. said...

Looks good, but how about a vegetarian sandwich?

SB said...

Forgot the vegetarians....

Alex said...

Had high hopes but I have to say that this preview doesn't bode so well. How great of a lobster roll can you make for $10? Nearly everywhere they're close to $20 based on the price of lobster alone. Burger and fries would be great, too. Not trying to be harsh, plus I am not in food service so I could be totally wrong.

Alex said...

While I'm at it, bag the "non-traditional" Cuban for an actual Cuban. Why mess with a classic that is by all accounts totally delicious? Their version doesn't even have pickles.

Maximus said...

Am very excited for this. Chad has done a great job with Tugboat and I am sure he'll do a great job with MF!

Kimplicated said...

Exciting!I asked Chad about vegetarian options a few months ago in Tugboat, and I seem to remember he said it'd be meat-focus but with options for the rabbits among us. Here's to hoping!

Clarkson FlatBed said...

Kim: Wouldn't that be "here's to hopping?"

Kimplicated said...

Bwahaha! A pun after my own heart. Anybunny who makes puns that bad gets a gold star in my book.

Sean said...

Lobster roll is my favorite way to have lobster and I always think it's over-priced (I'm from New England so maybe my standards are skewed). but if they've got a decent one for ten bucks, I'm a regular.

Daniel Kristjansson said...

Alex, due to a warmer Atlantic in recent years lobster is now pretty cheap. You are paying for the rent, the food prep and the service. That doesn't mean they will have a good lobster roll, but they won't need to cut any corners to offer one at that price.

I have to say I am very excited for Midwood Flats. Tugboat isn't a place I frequent, but I love brew pubs and when I've chatted with Chad I got the feeling he had hospitality in his blood.

xlizellx said...

Indeed, excited for this ... but I also am hoping for some vegetarian options!

Clarkson FlatBed said...

The people have spoken guys. Don't forget the veggies...it IS Brooklyn in 2014 you know!

For me all I ask is hamburger. Non-traditional is fine, as long as it has the hamburger part. And some ketchup (on the side is fine, if that's the way of the zeitgeist). Actually, why don't I just go ahead and order right here right now?

Will you have seltzer? Non-traditional is okay, as long as it has bubbles.

mc said...

For those of us who do not eat red meat, can we have chicken burgers?

mc said...

Or a chicken thigh sandwich on ciabatta, similar to what Delicatessen has in SoHo.

ElizabethC said...

Yes, as others have said-- no veggie options means I won't be eating there 😹

Alex said...

When do we get it trash the menu of 504 Flatbush? Lol

boleroid said...

This kind of reminds me of when people were saying that Wholesome Market was just the same as Big Papa's but with higher prices before it even opened. How wrong they were...

Brooklyn MMlady said...

I have lived in this neighborhood for 10 years and I'm absolutely dumbfounded by how rude, picky, and demanding my neighbors are towards incoming businesses. I wish this business the best. I am excited for the beer...BEER. Beer on draft that switches out after it's tapped! The menu is fine. I guarantee you if this is successful then one day down the line you will get a fancy vegan/vegatarian/chicken/classic cuban/high-end lobster roll joint.

cali said...

When, r. They. Openng?

lifeonlincoln said...

Couldn't agree more. Every new business in the nabe is not a community collaborative.

Bob Marvin said...

Not literally a "community collaborative" but smart business owners are FUNCTIONALLY that, to a degree, because they'll be cognicent of, and response to community needs--that's how they'll be successful.

Kimplicated said...

Agree with Bob. There's a difference (albeit one that can be difficult to see) between suggestions and criticism. These are suggestions. Because, of course, you can't get feedback from the people who never enter your store...

babs said...

My one request is that they take credit cards (specifically American Expeess). Cent'Anni does so I hope that side will prevail. I'd go to Tugboat a lot more (and spend more money when I'm there) if they did.

Julian Harmsen said...

Cool, I live in this building. That Duck Torta sounds good...