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What's a Semi-Cheap Restaurant in Downtown Brooklyn for a Carnivore and a Dairy-Free Date?

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For a meal before a movie at BAM

Deniz Deniz

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Hi Eater,

I'm looking for a semi-cheap dinner before seeing a movie at BAM. I'm going with my friend who's a big meat eater and not picky. He always finds amazing, semi-hidden places for us to eat. He likes all different kinds of food — he just moved here from Hawaii a couple years ago and is probably more aware of all the different food cultures in New York than I am. Oh, and he loves sweets too. We eat a lot of sweets together. It gets slightly complicated because I don't eat meat (I do eat seafood, though). I also don't really eat dairy (terrible, I know) so no pizza.

Thanks,

Culinarily Complicated in Brooklyn

Hi Culinarily Complicated,

Let’s see — lots of meat but also fish in a semi-secret dining spot: check. One diner comes from Hawaii, by which I assume no bad poke is permitted. The sweets part is easy enough, since it can be fulfilled with a candy bar from the bodega, apres-meal. Close to BAM, too, which is in the middle of a comparative restaurant dead zone. But the thing that really stumps me is semi-cheap: What does that mean?

Let me assume it means you’re willing to pay around $25 per person and suggest you hit up Deniz, a nice Turkish restaurant around the corner on Fulton Street, approximately three blocks from the BAM movie theater. A gyro platter for him, some grilled shrimp or a salmon kebab for you, sided with rice or French fries and a salad. With a brown-top pudding for dessert, it’s a meal that won’t leave your stomach growling. What movie are you seeing, BTW?

Let me know how you like Deniz.

Robert

Deniz

662 Fulton St, New York, NY 11217 (718) 852-6503 Visit Website

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