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.

Friday, September 27, 2019

The Boss Is Hiring

doesn't El Jefe mean "the boss?" did i make my first spanglish joke with the headline?

The other location gets some pretty serious rave reviews for its Mexican-Panamanian fusion. Read about owner Onishka Camarena here. Look you can get your computer fixed with my man Abdo next door than saddle over to El Jeffe for some killer nachos.

Speaking of which...were you aware that nachos were invented in 1943? By someone named Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya?

Look it up. S'all true.


Dan Freed said...

Hope their food is better than their spelling.

Steve said...

If I see the word "fusion" used in a restaurant review, I know to stay far, far away.

Clarkson FlatBed said...

we hear you steve. and yet, without fusion, would Tex ever have met Mex?

I'm also big fan of the Jerk Chicken Lo Mein from Da Bamboo down the 'Bush.

Dan Freed said...

Also, what does this have to do with Alicia Boyd? Stay focused, please.

Clarkson FlatBed said...

the neighborhood would be SO boring without her. in has become very boring anyhow, wouldn't you agree? the other day i saw a couple in University of Iowa sweatshirts walking their labradoodle and sipping iced coffees while discussing a new yorker cover. (the one with four panels of computer history, each with the same cord plugged into the wall over 60 years of innovation - yeah, I subscribe)

Dan Freed said...

Since I wrote to the PLG listserv circa 2007 complaining about the lack of brie in the neighborhood I will keep my own counsel for fear of feeling like a hypocrite.

Clarkson FlatBed said...

ever typed "brie" into the urban dictionary? good golly the U.D. makes me feel O.L.D.

Dan Freed said...

Fascinating. Definition #7 may help bring us back to Alicia Boyd. In the eighties one of my mom's go to appetizers to bring to parties was brie wrapped in phyllo dough. I will share the U.D. definition with her and see what she makes of it.