A Lotus Grows in Brooklyn


For your snackage
July 28, 2009, 10:34 am
Filed under: Bars/restaurants, Park Slope, Vegan, Vegetarian | Tags: , , , ,

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On Sunday I stopped by Reis 100, the new sandwich shop in Park Slope that was opened by the guy who runs Bar Reis next door. 100 sandwiches. $3.50 each. They should make it clear that these are small, gourmet sandwiches and you’ll want to order at least two. There were some lovely vegetarian options: I had a cucumber/avocado/hummus and a roasted red pepper/pesto. Your choices of bread are either white or wheat, and they are mini-baguettes.

They lose points for having meat-eater grossness like quail eggs you can add to any sandwich for a dollar. (Where I grew up, we had little flocks of quail running around in the woods, top-notches bouncing, and they were adorable.)

But overall not bad for a bar snack or light meal. You can order in the sandwich shop itself or from the bar, for convenience. Bar Reis, just BTW, has a decent back patio, which comes in handy on these hazy summer days.

Sorry I didn’t take photos of the food; I was too hungry to wait! But here’s a weird matador decoration and lamp at Reis 100. Not sure what that has to do with anything, but I like it.

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Since when are eggs considered meat? (Is this part of the abortion debate?)

AND

Since when are eggs “gross?” Snakes and I disagree.

Comment by Klaus

But just think of the cute little quails that won’t ever have a chance to skip around in the woods! (And no, I don’t mean to start a “vegans only want to save cute animals” argument.) And my construction of “meat-eater grossness” above, was tossed off too flippantly. I didn’t mean to imply that eggs are “meat” per se, although I think you could make that case. But merely that meat-eaters also tend to eat things like eggs.

Comment by Carrie M

Never go to Brazil, Carolyn!

The boiled quail eggs (oh so tasty, sorry!) were at every salad bar at every restaurant, right next to the shredded beets, the mysterious sprouts, and the tomato slices.

Also, while I was expecting all the meat, it was a surprise to find Brazilian cuisine nearly always laced with some form of cheese.

My guts are still recovering.

Comment by janeb




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