by Ashley J. on
I've been here multiple times for Taco Tuesday. Their drink specials are great on Tuesday, and given the fact that my favorite beers are mexican beers, I'm a happy girl on Tuesdays at Nick's. To order tacos, you have to wait in line at the counter in the back. The line is a mile long on Tuesdays as the tacos are only $2. Add a dollar for Nick's Way (crispier taco and includes guac). I do recommend Nick's Way, I think it tastes way better. However, $3 for one taco is not that great of a deal. And think of how pricey it is when it's not Tuesday... probably not worth it if you go any other day. The atmosphere is kind of hilarious in my opinion. Tacky chandeliers and disco-ball material on pillars. Very random for what the place actually is-- a taco bar. But this place turns into a club like atmosphere probably once or twice a week. I've actually been, and it's fun. Most of the people that come here seem pretty cool, it's definitely easy to meet people and have great conversations. I recommend this place for Tuesdays, but I probably won't be coming in any other day.
by Antione Mullings on
Not for the hormonally challenged, the Winter Garden theater (located in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach section) is an audacious infusion of Russian cuisine, and the gaudiest burlesque show this side of Moscow. You can be sure of four things, should you decide to dine at the Winter Garden: 1) Caviar...to be eaten on bread with butter and sweet tea...not on a cracker with champagne like us ignorant Americans believe it's consumed. 2) Vodka...and lots of it. It's the liquid staple of any Russian culinary banquet. 3) Scantily clad women gyrating to neo-Russian pop music, always walking the fine line between harmless provocation and hyperkinetic indecency. The performances (which occur at random times between the serving of appetizers and dessert) often include hula hoops, lending to a circus-like atmosphere. Only the absence of a small brown bear balancing his ass on a large rubber ball prevents Winter Garden from being a de facto version of the Moscow Circus. 4) No less than 20 renditions of "Happy Berzday" sung by the Master of Ceremonies. And yet, despite the Vegas Lite shenanigans, the food is pleasantly good. I won't lie...the $50 minimum, per person, per table seems a bit steep and intimidating at first. But assure you that during the 3 plus hours you will be at the Winter Garden, you will be treated to an endless procession of food. Food. Food. Honestly, just when you think they've slaughtered every animal in Russia and served them to you, Winter Garden rustles up some woodland creature and impales it on a skewer. After your meal, you can head over to that dreadfully filthy extension of the Atlantic Ocean, Brighton Beach. It's a great place to walk off the 700 courses you will have consumed.