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Subject: hot tapas
Isa wrote: No, all I can say is that I used to live above that place and the owner is a Holocaust survivor and madman who once locked me in my apartment by drilling my door shut while I was sleeping because I was late with my rent. Also, we used to wake up with strange cats in our apartment having no idea how they got there. One morning while my roommate and I were making pancakes, the door opened and he stuck his hand in with a kitten, and closed the door and ran away. He apparantly "thought" all these cats were ours. Anyway, when I lived there that place was PACKED with all sorts of old basement type things, clothing, furniture, albums, dust. And he swore he would never rent it out, so I'm a little worried about whoever rented from him. All that being said, they made the place pretty ugly, no?
Subject: dear isa...
Subject: outside is not inviting
Subject: Re: Isa
Isa wrote: Jen, I don't know what more to tell you. Well, the store that is next to (might even be part of?) Beast used to be a rasta type record store. In other words, a front for pot dealing. So it got busted and I guess Morris decided not to rent it anymore because he wanted to "keep it legal". So the front of Beast was Morris' office and he refused to rent it out. It was packed -PIZACKED- with old clothing and junk, or "vintage" items if you prefer. Sometimes he would let us come in and have stuff. I got a few cool jackets and rickety end tables. I don't know exactly what Morris' deal was. He owned other buildings - the one across the street with the hardware store, plus one on President street and others. I lived above the hardware store but at that time it was a "bodega" and I guess they had a cat pee factory in there because you could smell it half a block away. He used to walk into our apartment and tell us to clean up. So I'd be half naked, asleep at one in the afternoon and there was Morris, telling me to take the garbage out. Thanks mom! Our other friends lived in the building you live in now, on the 3rd and 4th floors so we had quite a street gang going on. Which apartment do you live in?
Subject: fun place
Subject: Beast restaurant Bergen St
Subject: Beast - great food and drinks
Subject: Black Panthers, Heroin dealers and Tipping the Velvet
Subject: Time Out New York Write-up
Subject: Re: Black Panthers, Heroin dealers and Tipping the Velvet
Disappointed wrote: The Beast - what a crazy history! I wanted to like the restaurant, but I just couldn't after getting a look. My first sight after walking in the door was an overweight bartender in a sweaty tank top and a cowboy hat. Second image: perhaps the most atrocious "stained glass" windows in all of creation. The food, dry and salty, scared me right out of the place. At least the liquor was cheap. Run. And run far.
Subject: what's good...what's bad...?
Isa wrote: If the owners of Beast read this.. add vegan items! Please!
Subject: beast bar
Subject: Re: Beast
Knowitallof71 wrote: [quote=Isa]If the owners of Beast read this.. add vegan items! Please!
Anonymous wrote: Beast = MEAT!!! Not all things to all people.
Subject: vegan dessert?!
Subject: Re: vegan dessert?!
skip wrote: beast is cool. have you guys been or what? there was a vegan brownie dessert special....and it was mmmmmmmm good. had some yum cherries with it.
Subject: Re: Time Out New York Write-up
Big Fan wrote: Congratulations on the write-up in Time Out New York!! Only open a couple of weeks and you've already gotten a great review. Where most others are listed in an inch square section, you managed to get a quarter page with photo. Way to go!!I hear that Zagat Brooklyn has also contacted you.....I guess the word is out.If you haven't tried the food yet, you'd better hurry before they're lining up in the street to get in.
guest wrote: Time out writes up restaurants when they open up. The square sections is for restaurants that have already been written up in the opening section. Zagat contacts everyone. That is how they sell their book. The word is out if you get written up a second time in Time Out as a topic, such as a featured food item. Just stating the facts.
Isa wrote: if you've got money to burn I guess it's a nice special occasion type of place.
rhodamine wrote: not a pretentious crowd with waitstaff that demand you "get on the list" before being seated... even when the place is clearly virtually empty
DeeDee wrote: Actually, Beast does have 4-5 beers on tap.
Carnivore wrote: Rhodamine-Are you a histologist/pathologist?
rhodamine wrote: ... i was only there on opening night..with waitstaff that demand you "get on the list" before being seated... even when the place is clearly virtually empty...i was only there on opening night..
Subject: Opening of the Beast
Subject: Re: Opening of the Beast
Ron wrote: The idea of homemade pistachio ice cream sure got my attention. Unfortunately I live in Tennessee, so it may be a few days before I can get there! I saw the review in the NY Times, WOW, a Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¼ page, now that is impressive. IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ll have to make a special trip to NY to try the food for myself. CanÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t wait to get there. Debbie, best of luck in the new venture.Ron from Tennessee
rhodamine wrote: [quote=Ron]The idea of homemade pistachio ice cream sure got my attention. Unfortunately I live in Tennessee, so it may be a few days before I can get there! I saw the review in the NY Times, WOW, a Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¼ page, now that is impressive. IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ll have to make a special trip to NY to try the food for myself. CanÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t wait to get there. Debbie, best of luck in the new venture.Ron from Tennessee
Isa wrote: it would actually be very positive for just one restaurant to include an option or two for the many veggies in the area. We are a desperate bunch at this point!
Anonymous wrote: [quote=Isa] it would actually be very positive for just one restaurant to include an option or two for the many veggies in the area. We are a desperate bunch at this point!
susan wrote: melted gooey marshmallows, creamer full of chocolate...doesn't sound like meat to me!!!
rhodamine wrote: .. kind bartenders at beast will serve you a hot toddy if you ask...
Subject: Re: thnk
Captain Marvelous wrote: whats a hot toddy? I may need one.
rhodamine wrote: mmm, boiled hoofs, bones and skin! :shock:
Anonymous wrote: totally! theres nothing more un-appetizing than going in to have a beer and seeing piles and piles of fetid, broiling meat being shoved around, heh...
Anonymous wrote: our general dentition suggest that our ancestor were omnivores.
Anonymous wrote: true, however nature is not directional. and with the impending revolution on the horizon....?
josh p. wrote: geez...you must live in a bubble to avoid seeing that day in and day out. this is the same kind of -centric attitude that is going on in our government.
Isa wrote: Oh but Rhod, Beast has amazing roasted veggies. Soooo good.
rhodamine wrote: [quote=Isa]Oh but Rhod, Beast has amazing roasted veggies. Soooo good.
Isa wrote: [quote=rhodamine][quote=Isa]Oh but Rhod, Beast has amazing roasted veggies. Soooo good.
pensodyssey wrote: If you need value for money, you're better off drinking at Beast and eating elsewhere.
"RULZ" is not yet a banned phrase
dailyheights wrote: "RULZ" is not yet a banned phrase
when i need value for money, i stay at home and eat ramen and drink schlitz. when i wanna go out for a nice time, i go get wasted at beast after work and play Tapper!
then let me go on record as saying that tara, who keeps bar at beast, rulz.she is the reason that me and mine cant remember sinko de mayo!
Subject: whats with brunch?