The Brooklyn finish of the B line — at Brighton Beach/Brighton 6th St. — is just two blocks from the Brighton Beach boardwalk and it’s bustling all summer. When you’re headed to or from the silt and need to fuel up, here’s where to go.
There aren’t a lot of laid-back spots to eat on Brighton Beach Ave., where many restaurants double as party halls. Luckily, Mir Burger — a Turkish discerning food mark — has a back room where beachwear won’t totally be out of place.
A former pizzeria, Mir Burger still offers slices, but a better gamble is on the Turkish pies called pide. The brew is stretched spare and pinched into a boat, its edges charred and crispy. The kiymali pide ($10) comes with a allegation of belligerent lamb with tomatoes, onions, parsley and paprika.
There are also grilled skewers like the belligerent lamb adana, served with bread, rice and salad ($7 for small). Veggie appetizers embody okra and tomatoes; haydari, or thick yogurt with garlic, dill and walnuts; and soslu patlican, or nuggets of boiled eggplant dressed with tomato and garlic. A tiny sampler is $7.
The $6.99 Mir burger is also good — two thick patties are seasoned with some secret spices — but the $6 gyro sandwiches are even better, served in thick, soothing rounds of sesame-seeded Turkish pita. For dessert, try a Turkish tea and baklava ($1).
Mir Burger: 705 Brighton Beach Ave., nearby Brighton 7th St., Brooklyn; (347) 492-7970
Three stores in one
These spots offer quick, juicy lunches in the Financial District
The genuine risk of selling for a Brighton Beach cruise in a place like Best Buy International Food Company is that you competence not make it to the shore. This sprawling Eastern European food store is widespread over 3 apart bedrooms — one for sweets; one for cheese, marinated meats, pickles and smoked fish; and another with a outrageous widespread of prepared foods. And any room could keep you assigned for hours.
On prohibited days, start with cold salads like shredded carrots with red chili and coriander seed ($3.99 a pound); purple-red beet and potato salad ($4.99 a pound); or a brew of tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers dressed with vinegar and oil ($4.99 a pound). Then squeeze a few slices of marinated beef like salami ($2.99 a pound) or a fritter of bread and some smoke-cured butterfish ($15.99 a pound). On your way to the registers, collect up a sugar cookie or a cut of jam-filled covering cake.
Best Buy International Food Company: 409-411 Brighton Beach Ave., nearby Brighton 4th St., Brooklyn; (718) 676-5105
Window of joy
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Camca is not much some-more than a black and white-tiled bread oven and a takeout window, but that’s all you need when the concentration is on making just a few things well. There are roughly two things on the menu here: Uzbeki-style naan bread, their centers hammered with patterns done by a special needle-pointed tool; and samsa, or flaky delicious pastries. Some are pulpy with chopped lamb and onion ($1.50); while vegetarian versions come with with pumpkin ($2.50) and with black sesame seeds; and a few mini-versions are sole in threes for $2.50.
All come from the low tandoor character oven, where the breads are pulpy into the walls to cook, then private with spare steel tongs. Camca shares a storefront with Home Made Cafe, an Eastern European/Central Asian grill that also has delicious pastries and other snacks for sale outward on weekends and pleasing afternoons. Both are just at the foot of the stairs to the subway, making them the ideal place for a nosh en track to the beach.
Camca: 504B Brighton Beach Ave., nearby Brighton 5th St., Brooklyn, no phone
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