Greenpoint, October, 2015

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Sun Sets on the Dinette Set

What's new in Egbertville? Since I reported on the Egbert Square-Triangle controversy, I haven't had much occasion to visit this part of the island. I dropped in yesterday on my friend Ali at the Ali Baba Grill--I highly recommend the hummus. He told me lots of restaurants have been closing and he's barely hanging on. "Maybe next month better," he said as we parted. I was the only customer.

As I was walking to the car, I glanced across Forest Avenue to discover that Orsini Dinettes is gone. Impossible! Where does a new couple go for its first dinette? The 1970s are definitely over, at least in Egbertville.
"It's Orsini or Else!"

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