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EaterWire: Ave B Hellmouth, Ditmas Park, Wells, Rewind

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2006_08_avebnightsm.jpg· "Le Souk is losing ground, fighting a license revocation order by the SLA. This is fucking seriously grave shit. Your friends may finally get a night's sleep, although it just popped across the street, anyway. WTF, velvet ropes at an ave B restaurant?" [EaterWire Inbox]

· Now here's an interesting one: "Just who on the Times Food section lives in Ditmas Park? (Where I live) Maybe all of them? I"m thinkng about the raves for both Picket Fence and Farm on Adderly. The one on Farm came within a week or two of opening. Not bad places of course, and the neighborhood needed them bad. But clearly Ditmas Park has the Times in it's pocket." Clearly. [EaterWire Inbox]

· Insta-Shrambling color on Wells: "Some years ago Bob and I were in Trinidad midway between Christmas and Carnival and the music everywhere was mesmerizing, a wild mix of holdovers from the holidays and raucousness for the week-long party to come. I remember one night we went to a huge outdoor concert that was opened by a stand-up comedian who had the perfect rejoinder to someone who had called him an asshole: “Pleased to meet you, Mr. Toilet Paper.” But I will always hear the soca singer who followed him belting repeatedly, “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” And, unfortunately, that refrain echoes against the great good news that the NYT has apparently finally designated a captain for that listing-to-sunken ship, the SS Dining. Judging by his taste in on-line reading, he is a superb choice. But never forget why “Rosemary’s Baby” was set in Manhattan." [Shrambling]

· "I heard the chef from Rewind (formerly 137 Essex) walked. The place is always dead... how long before the original ply-wood is added back on to the facade of this place??" [EaterWire Inbox]

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