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Monthly Archives: June 2008

Watching I watched the Euro Cup soccer final the first half of the Euro Cup Soccer Final at Anima. Anima replaced ll Torchio (Myrtle bet. Waverly and Washington) a couple of weeks ago when it was allegedly sold by the family who started ll Torchio. The decor is the same but the menu is less expensive and includes brunch.
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Update 7/1: This post should have been dated 6/29 but did not go through for a variety of technology issues until 6/30.

[where: 458 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205]

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Senator Eric Adams, Borough Prez Marty Markowitz and NYC for Obama organizers just kicked off the event here at Cadman Plaza and we are beginning our walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.
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Event organizers Sara Haile-Mariam and Matt Walters.
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Kneeling: State Senator Eric Adams. Standing, from left: Borough Prez Marty Markowitz, unknown, Sara Haile-Mariam, Tamara Hood, Matt Walters.
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[UPDATE-JUNE 22, 2009: MEMORIES OF VESPER - THIS POST IS ABOUT A YEAR OLD - VESPER COLLAPSED YESTERDAY]

[Where: 493 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn 11205]

Detractors of Vesper on Myrtle between Hall and Ryerson may want to give it a second shot now that it got a makeover. The bar just reopened after a four day hiatus and red walls and candles give it much needed atmosphere. Same motley dive-seeking crowd, same jukebox (a sure asset!), same dartboard, same backyard. New ceiling fans, new deck, new fence. The bar is so close to my place that I’ve never had the luxury of ignoring it but now I hope it’ll attract new blood.
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Looks like the establishment replacing June at the corner of Dekalb and Clermont is called The General Greene, probably the man after whom the neighborhood was named.
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Update: Now that I’m in front of a computer, I just googled General Greene and it looks like Fort Greene is indeed named after him. There is even a local blog called The General Greene  which bears his picture. Here is the wikipedia entry on General Greene.

Grand 275
Wednesday June 25
Probably free! I did not see a cover charge on the email I received from Mark and Carmen.

Friends and I had a feast today at Yamashiro, arguably the restaurant with the best service on Myrtle Ave. Yamashiro is at 466 Myrtle between Hall and Washington.
Pictured below are the vegetable tempura, the seafood, avocado and seaweed salads and the clear soup.
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If the flowers that punctuate the tables at Smooch were fuchsia last week, this week they magically turned blue.
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