The Q at Parkside

(for those for whom the Parkside Q is their hometrain)

News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Nagi Halal Food

Adding to the chaos around our hometrain, Nagi's Halal has set up shop curbside. His L.E.D. scrolling billboard adds a little Times Square glitz to the glass shard, bootleg video, squatter's building, traffic snarl, trash heap that serves as our public square. Actually, I would welcome a middle-eastern style Bazaar on this neglected corner, and perhpas Nagi is the start of a street vendor renaissance of sorts. I tried the gyro...and it's really pretty good, and the guy is super-sweet. I don't understand the logistics of setting up shop in a location like this...anybody want to venture a guess, or drop some knowledge on the Q?

I always get a little nervous when a cart tries to please too many constituencies though. Cheeseburgers. Fish and Fries. Falafel. Heck, I'd be surprised if he couldn't whip up a plate of hot cakes every bit as good as those at the Woodruff Deli. Hold the bacon, though!

Here's the biz card - call ahead and pickup if you prefer.

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