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Restaurant Blotter: Brucie Chef Likes Dirty Jokes, Cooking in Her Sports Bra

Plus, Prime Meats unveils Thanksgiving menu; Mile End Shabbat Dinner tickets still available


Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill represent the crossroads of Brooklyn gastronomy. The blotter is our weekly roundup of restaurant happenings, events and deals.

Chef/Owner of Brucie Likes Dirty Jokes, Cooking in Her Sports Bra

As part of a recurring feature on Eater.com, "Dirty Jokes From a Line Cook," chef and owner of Brucie restaurant Zahra Tangorra appeared in a video on Monday to share one of her salty zingers [it is not safe for work, so click at your own risk].

While channeling her inner Dice Clay, Tangorra inexplicably spends the entire video in a sports bra. But somehow her colleague in the background still steals the show, hamming it up for the camera with naughty gestures and side commentary.

Prime Meats Already Taking Rezzies for Turkey Day

Alpha types and über-planners, rejoice! If you were silently stressing about scheduling a Thanksgiving meal with visiting family members, the good folks at Frankies and Prime Meats have got you covered. This week the sister restaurants unveiled their "special 3-course Thanksgiving menu inspired by traditional flavors and seasonal ingredients." What does that mean? Think heirloom squash soup with chestnut cream and turkey leg confit alongside pretzel-dumpling stuffing. It's not exactly what the Pilgrims may have eaten, no. But you probably weren't gearing up for grilled swan either.

Tickets Still Available for Mile End's NYCWFF Shabbat Dinner This Friday

Amazingly, as of press time there are still seats left for the feast hosted by Noah and Rae Bernamoff of Mile End Delicatessen this Friday as part of the New York City Wine & Food Festival. The reigning king and queen of modern Jewish cuisine will take over 38 Prince Street between Mulberry and Mott Streets to compose a 9-course sit-down dinner, featuring old world classics like p’tcha and helzel as well as progressive showstoppers such as bone marrow matzo balls and duck confit stuffed cabbage. Friday, October 12 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $200 each. Mazel.

Got a tip for the restaurant blotter? Spot something deliciously juicy around town? Send it all to joanna.prisco@patch.com

Anthony October 10, 2012 at 01:25 PM
I hope that cook in the back of the video cleaned whatever he put in his mouth and rubbed on his face before serving it to paying customers.

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