celebrating the glories of eating in brooklyn. from the gut.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Reviews: Luz, Press 195, Cambodian Cuisine

Before I take a short hiatus, I'd like to leave you with a few quick reviews:


Located in a sleekly converted garage, this newcomer to the Fort Greene food scene offers refined pan-Latin American cuisine at reasonable prices. Most dinner entrees are between $15.00-$20.00. The chili rubbed sea bass was plump and juicy and the portion of roasted pulled pork was huge. Also on offer are a variety of ceviches. Don't miss out on their creative cocktails.

Luz is located at 177 Vanderbilt Avenue, 718-246-4000.

Press 195

Yellow is such a hard color to work with in my opinion and unfortunately Press 195 chose a bright Crayola yellow for its walls, but that's beside the point. Press is primarily a sandwich shop, but also offers salads and wines. The grilled panini are the primary reason to go. I tried the roast beef knish sandwich. Instead of bread they used a potato knish. Interesting idea, but it turned into slop. The portobello panini simply tasted like inferior ingredients were used. The place was inexplicably busy and I was left longing for the artistry of Tempo Presto.

Press 195 is located at
195 5th Avenue, 718-857-1950.

Cambodian Cuisine

This Fort Greene establishment belongs on anyone's cheap eats list. Don't let the makeshift decor scare you. They no longer take credit cards and the bathrooms may be eternally out of order, but Cambodian serves up an overwhelming variety of delicious noodle dishes. Most are in the $8.00-$11.00 range.

Cambodian Cuisine is located at 87 S. Elliott Place, 718-858-3262.

Happy holidays, everyone!


Anonymous The Carinos said...

Brooklyn! Forget Brooklyn. What about Jersey City and Hoboken :+)

Hi Peter, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
We all really got a great kick out of your blog; keep up the good work!!
Love, Grandma, Grandpa, Mary, Joe & Carl

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