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Restaurants and their specialties July 29, 2006 9:06 AM

How about Junior's, on Flatbush & Dekalb(?).

Noted for their cheesecake, because of a "New York" magazine article. I am a bit of a cheesecake afficionado, and I think theirs was NOT the best cheesecake in Brooklyn or the 5 boroughs -- but that's my humble opinion. In the '70s, I saw Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden eating in there one lunchtime.

I also remember an unpleasant incident where a waiter or busboy was clearing tables, and he dropped all of the plates and silverware he'd collected on his tray. A dark, burly "captain" of some sort appeared and began berating the poor man in some foreign tongue. The beratee seemed to be in abject terror of the "captain" or whatever he was being told!

I believe that copies of many "Miss Subway" posters were hung around the restaurant, possibly because the owner had been a Miss Subway herself.

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 July 29, 2006 12:12 PM

I remember getting on the Bus at Ave P and Flatbush Ave and going to Juniors. Im sure the Cheese Cake was not as good as I remember, but I know it was darn good.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 July 29, 2006 12:40 PM

I still have their cheesecake and Rougalah's (spellcheck) once a week and it's devine. My friends daughter works nearby and brings it home every week and I always get a taste. Very rich, so a tiny sliver will do.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 July 29, 2006 12:44 PM

Wade you had to rub that in God will get you , I want Cheesecake!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 July 29, 2006 1:08 PM

So.... maybe they deliver?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Hey, newbie here ... July 30, 2006 3:13 PM

Juniors was just accross the street from Long Island University when I was there in the late 60's. How about Dodgers Restaurant just accross the side street at Juniors and Flatbush. Lived for a time in Red Hook and Park Slope ... Then back to RI. Good times. Learned alot in school but more out of the classroom.    

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Cino's July 30, 2006 9:49 PM

Great local Italian Restaurant on Dekalb Avenue  in Fort Greene.  Always brought the bottle of Anisette to the table for customers to have with their espresso.  First place I discovered Northern Italian cuisine.  Where I grew up in upstate NY, everything was pasta with meat with red sauce.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Dodger's Restaurant? August 03, 2006 10:33 AM

Hey Raymond, what about Dodger's Restaurant? Anything to do with the team, or to do with trolley dodging commuters?

By the way, did you know the Brooklyn Dodgers used to have their offices in Brooklyn Heights. I think they were on Montague Street, and I believe that's where they signed Jackie Robinson.

What other restaurants do you remember?

Anyone else can add their memories, too -- I don't remember shy as a Brooklyn characteristic!

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Hi John August 03, 2006 11:23 AM

The Diner was always called Dodgers. They just refused to change their name nor their memorabilia of the Dodgers. I left in the early 70's. Yup, the folks at Dodgers clued me in about HQ in BH. Same area that the outside scenes from Bridget Loves Bernie were shot. I loved the Overlook even then!

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 August 03, 2006 1:14 PM

There was a Resturant on Flatbush and Empire called The Tollgate Many would stop there after a Dodger game, My Dad tended Bar there on weekends for extra money  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Juniors January 21, 2009 9:08 AM

Juniors cheese cake may not be as good as it was when I was growing up but then again what is?  The restuarant is still famous.

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