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MAY 13 - MAY 19, 2016 • BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP 41 8818 3RD AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11209 SALE STARTS FRI. 05/13/16 SALE ENDS THU. 05/19/16 FINLANDIA SWISS CHEESE $699 BOARS HEAD AMERICAN CHEESE LB. LB. HOmE COOkED ROAST BEEf BUYING & SELLING OPEN 7 DAYS AT 5 A.M. MON-FRI TILL 8 P.M. SAT - 8PM, SUN - 4PM 718-748-6626 LB. GOLD-SILVER-COINS-STAMPS-COLLECTIBLES BUYING ALL TYPES - GOLD & PLATINUM COINS BUYING U.S. TYPE COINS 285.00 35.00 32.00 32.00 210.00 35.00 30.00 14.00 13.00 15.00 3.50 300.00 .70 .60 9.00 14.00 9.00 12.00 8.00 10.00 .35 .30 20.00 9.00 1.30 60.00 50.00 40.00 14.00 3.25 1.00 2.50 - 110.00 35.00 35.00 17.00 7.00 900.00 600.00 150.00 60.00 600.00 55.00 45.00 45.00 410.00 110.00 130.00 22.00 16.00 25.00 5.50 1.20 .90 12.00 24.00 10.00 24.00 11.00 20.00 2.00 .30 29.00 15.00 2.40 95.00 100.00 65.00 20.00 9.00 4.00 175.00 45.00 48.00 29.00 17.00 CALL 1100.00 210.00 95.00 1000.00 100.00 49.00 49.00 860.00 220.00 300.00 40.00 20.00 27.00 6.00 1.40 1.25 16.00 26.00 12.00 40.00 14.00 22.00 4.25 .40 48.00 18.00 26.00 115.00 220.00 85.00 24.00 16.00 7.00 440.00 55.00 70.00 36.00 45.00 CALL CALL 265.00 100.00 2350.00 175.00 55.00 55.00 CALL 480.00 580.00 62.00 35.00 75.00 14.50 4.40 4.00 25.00 40.00 22.00 100.00 25.00 35.00 12.50 1.00 160.00 45.00 12.00 150.00 900.00 240.00 37.00 33.50 16.00 1280.00 100.00 125.00 70.00 115.00 CALL CALL 330.00 150.00 CALL 680.00 135.00 115.00 CALL CALL CALL 140.00 104.00 210.00 44.00 15.00 13.50 55.00 120.00 60.00 220.00 150.00 90.00 36.00 9.00 480.00 95.00 60.00 400.00 CALL 800.00 165.00 145.00 60. CALL 660.00 670.00 245.00 285.00 CALL CALL 1440.00 700.00 Half Cents 1794-97 Half Cents 1800-08 Half Cents 1809-35 Half Cents 1849-57 Large Cents 1793-96 Large Cents 1796-1807 Large Cents 1808-1814 Large Cents 1816-1839 Large Cents 1840-1857 Flying Eagle Cents 1857-58 Indian Cents 1859-1864 Cop-Nkl Indian Cents 1880-97 Indian Cents 1898-1909 Two Cents 1864-73 3 Cent Silver 1851-73 3 Cent Nickel 1865-1889 Bust Half Dimes 1829-37 Seated Half Dimes 1838-73 Shield Nickels 1866-83 Liberty Nickels 1883-1912 Buffalo Nickels 1913-1938 Bust Dimes 1809-37 Seated Dimes 1837-91 Barber Dimes 1892-1916 Twenty Cent 1895-78 Bust Quarters 1815-28 Bust Quarters 1831-38 Seated Quarters 1839-91 Barber Quarters 1892-1916 St. Lib Quarters 1916-1930 Bust Half Dollar 1801-07 Bust Half Dollar 1807-36 Bust Half Dollar 1837-39 Seated Half Dollar 1839-91 Barber Half Dollar 1892-1915 Bust Dollars 1795-98 Bust Dollars 1798-1803 Seated Dollars 1840-73 Trade Dollar 1873-85 G/VG F VF XF UNC 1964 & Before Silver Coins Buy Half Dollars 5.50 Quarters 2.75 Dimes 1.10 Buy War Nickels .40 40% Silver Halves 1.10 4.75 2.37 .95 1.50 Please call for quote on larger quantities of silver coins. SILVER DOLLARS 20.00 190.00 ABOVE PRICES ARE FOR PROPER GRADED COINS WITH NO DAMAGE OR CLEANED 1878-1935 Fine or Better STERLING SILVER FRANKLIN MINT MEDAL INGOTS ANYTHING MARKED STERLING KNIVES-FORKS-SPOONS-BOWLS PLATES-TRAYS STERLING 11.00 GOLD JEWELRY 10K-14K-DENTAL 18K-22K-PLATINUM ALL FORMS WANTED RINGS-BANDS-CHAINS-MEDALS NECKLACES-EARRINGS-WATCHES BRACELETS 10K per DWT 18.00 14K per DWT 28.00 Dental per DWT 29.00 18K per DWT 39.00 Platinum per DWT 52.00 DIAMONDS RINGS-EARRINGS-BRACELETS NECKLACES-PINS-WATCHES TOP PRICES PAID 20.00 WANTED WHEAT CENTS 1909-1958 PAYING 1.00 PER ROLL 1943 STEEL CENTS NO RUST PAY $3.50 PER ROLL WE BUY ENTIRE ESTATES WANTED: • ALL SLAB COINS • U.S. COINS • SINGLES & ROLLS-SETS • BU SILVER DOLLARS • CIRC. & BU COMMEMORATIVE COINS • U.S. MINT & PROOF SETS • U.S. TYPE COINS • METTLACH STEINS-PLAQUES • ALL BEER STEINS PRE WWII • OLD SPACE TOYS • ALL POCKET WATCHES • ALL OLD TIN TOYS • ALL LEAD SOLDIERSBRITAINS, ETC. • U.S. PAPER MONEY • FOREIGN COINS GOLD-SILVER-COPPER • FOREIGN PAPER MONEY • U.S. & FOREIGN STAMPS MINT, USED, SETS • ANTIQUES-ALL TYPES • CORGI & DINKY TOYS • ALL TRAINS, LIONEL, AMER. FLYER • ALL OLD POSTCARDS • ALL OLD NON-SPORT CARDS • ALL BASEBALL CARDS PRE-1975 & MEMORABILIA • OLD MATCHBOX CARS & TRUCKS • ALL OLD WORLD’S FAIR ITEMS • ALL MILITARY ITEMS • OLD POLITICAL ITEMS, BUTTONS, ETC. • OLD BANKS • US MINT POSTAGE BROOKLYN GALLERY Coins & Stamps, Inc. 8725 4th Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11209 WE HAVE PRESIDENTIAL ALBUMS & FOLDERS PRICE BREAK NEW STATE QUARTER MAPS WITH FIRST 10 COINS only $12.95 ($8.95 Map Only) Dept. HR2. Lic. 766197. All Subject To Market Changes. We Carr y A Full Line of Coin, Stamp & Collectible Aids. Catch Us On The Web At www.brooklyngallery.com 1-718-745-5701 Open Mon.-Fri.-9:30-5:00, Sat. 9:30-2:00 - Same Location For Over 42 Years WE BUY GOLD FILLED JEWELRY ~ MUST BE MARKED ~ $17.00 9.00 19.20 28.50 29.50 37.00 35.00 6.00 45 700.00 1150.00 25000.00 50.00 200.00 500.00 1000.00 .60 8.00 7.50 .20 65.00 70.00 9.00 11.00 $699 $599 $599 $599 $699 $799 $699 $399 wITH THIS COUPON. SALE ENDS 05/19/16 wITH THIS COUPON. SALE ENDS 05/19/16 HOMEMADE TERIYAKI CHICKEN GENOA SALAMI fRESH BAkED vIRgINIA HAM STORE BAkED TURKEY BREAST BOARS HEAD HAM SIX BAgELS ONE DOZEN BAgELS LB. LB. $799 LB. LB. LB. H&L HOT BAGELS 1 LB minimum BROOBKRLOYONK MLYEND IMAE GDRIAO UGPR O• UJAPN • U MAARRYC 3H0 6- F- EMBARRUCAHR 1Y2 5, ,2 2001144 arts & dining BY HELEN KLEIN hklein@homereporter.com Encore debuts in Ridge Prospect Park, 171 East Drive Entrances near Parkside/Ocean Avenue or Lincoln Road/Ocean Avenue 718-462-0010 www.lakesidebrooklyn.com Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday: 1 a.m. to 8 p.m. See more reviews at homereporter.com ▲ dining out ▲ BY HEATHER J. CHIN hchin@homereporter.com Bluestone Café definitely nails the first commandment of real estate: location, location, location. Sitting next to Prospect Park’s new Lakeside ice rink and outdoor community space, the restaurant is a relaxing oasis with floor-to-ceiling views of skaters enjoying the park’s winter wonderland. What makes Bluestone really stand out, however, is its menu of Brooklyn-inspired casual cuisine, created by Executive Chef Andy Seidel and designed to satiate any palate. Thus far, his ambitious goal of pleasing the masses as much as possible has met with some success. Case in point: both the Three Grilled Cheese and Kale sandwich ($7.50) and the Mac & Cheese ($5) have been popular sellers among kids and adults alike. The sandwich comes on two thick slices of buttered and toasted bread and features a perfectly gooey-yet-not-messy combination of three types of cheese and still-crisp leaves of kale and tomato slices. The Mac and Cheese is equally impressive with its cheesiness-balance, providing more than enough cheese without being overwhelming, and comes served with or without a light topping of breadcrumbs. There is more than just cheese to choose from, of course. Start with a Soup of the Day ($6.50) or try the current in-season regular, Butternut Squash and Coconut Milk Bisque ($7.50). Dotted with pumpkin seeds, the crunch and color of the seeds juxtaposes beautifully against the soup’s gorgeous burnt orange color and thickly creamy texture. The Black Pepper Chicken Wings ($8.50) is also a study in juxtaposed flavors, with the strong and warming kick of black pepper paired with a dip of cool and sweet blue cheese dressing. Bluestone’s entrees come in the form of hearty sandwiches. The Bluestone Original Burger ($7.50) is a char-grilled hamburger served with pickles, Bibb lettuce and special Lake Sauce, served on a Brooklyn-made potato roll. Made to order, the burger meat still retains a residual smokiness that, combined with the soft bun and crunchy vegetables, makes for perfect bites, especially with the Lake Sauce’s pickly tang. Also available as sliders, the burger can be served with cheese, bacon or thin cut onion rings for an additional $2 each. Vegetarians also have a delicious option in the Grilled & Roasted Market Vegetables sandwich ($8.50), which can be served with or without the herbed goat cheese, although the light and creamy mixture is an amazing and surprisingly refreshing accompaniment to the seasonal vegetables, which on our visit included artichokes, eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms and tomatoes. Gluten-free breads will soon be available, as well. Taco lovers can also rejoice with the Wonton Mahi Mahi Tacos ($8.50) – a trio of crunchy wonton taco shells stuffed with a sizable chunk of seasoned fish, shredded red cabbage, scallions, a dollop of sour cream, and a thin slice of jalapeño—which provides a medium amount of heat but can also easily be removed if it’s too much for you. Finally, top off your meal with a homemade chocolate chip cookie, oatmeal raisin cookie or one of the many pies, cakes and ice cream from local Brooklyn businesses such as Robicelli’s and Blue Marble Ice Cream (up to $7.50). Then wash it all down with a Hot Spiced Cider, Moccachino, Espresso, Latte, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Lake Swirl ($2 to $5.50). A destination restaurant in more ways than one, Bluestone Café also features three party rooms and will soon add rooftop dining and weekday service. BLUESTONE CAFÉ Skating up an appetite at Bluestone Café BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photo by Heather J. Chin Executive Chef Andy Seidel with Bluestone Original Burger Sliders. See more reviews at www.homereporter.com THURSDAYS com Specialty! Entertainment 11209 Walk into the Bay Ridge Bakery, and all your senses are immediately engaged. Glistening glass cases display elegant cakes and rows of gorgeous pastries, cookies and numerous other sweet treats – an immediate call to the taste buds to be on high alert. They will be immediately satis ed as you arrive at the cash register, where a bowl of cookies or other delights awaits, so that anyone stopping in can sample one of the bakery’s specialties. As owner and pastry chef Nick Nikolopoulos stresses, you don’t have to buy a thing. Providing the samples is just one more thing this community-minded merchant – who is Bay Ridge-born-andbred -- does for his neighbors. “To me, it’s not just a business; it’s my neighborhood,” he said. But, as our sampling of Nikolopoulos’ engaging specialties makes clear, one bite and you will likely crave more. Everything we tried was fresh and rich, made in house with the best ingredients whose avors sing through. And, whatever it is you want, Nikolopoulos – who was trained at the French Culinary Institute – is likely to offer it. “We cater to a lot of different cultures,” he noted. “We have American layer cakes, French and Italian pastries, as well as Greek desserts.” Among the specialties of this 42-yearold, family-run bakery are New York Cheesecake ($22 with strawberries) and French Cheesecake ($18), the latter a lightas air version of the former, with a bottom layer of chocolate cake. Both are incredibly satisfying, with the New York style cheesecake seeming to melt in the mouth, as the French cheesecake convinces you to take just one more bite, then another, and another… The cakes were glorious, glistening confections. We sampled the German Chocolate Cake ($4 a slice), which was comprised of rich layers of chocolate cake, iced with dark chocolate and separated by a thick layer of chocolate butter cream. The spicy Carrot Cake ($3.50 a slice) encapsulated the essence of carrot, with grace notes of spice, enhanced by cream cheese frosting. The Tiramisu ($4 a slice) was intensely coffee- avored – as rich as it was addictive. Also downright addictive were the bitesize European pastries ($18 a pound) that included such treats as chocolate covered cannoli and baklava, éclairs and rainbow cookies. Each morsel was a delight, and yes, we ate more than we should have, and enjoyed every bite. And, speaking of addictive, Bay Ridge Bakery’s Greek pastries de nitely ll the bill. We tried the Baklava, the Katai and the Galactoboureko ($3 a piece for each) and delighted in the honey-steeped confections, relishing the nuts, the crumbly lo and the light cinnamon in ection in the Baklava and the Katai (the latter topped with shredded lo) and the creamy custard lling of the Galactoboureko. Besides what’s available to customers who stop by the bakery, Nikolopoulos also has an extensive custom cake business. While his most elaborate cake to date was one shaped like the U.S. Capitol that he created for the birthday of Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, Nikolopoulos loves creating gorgeous cakes for special occasions, and enjoys the challenge. “We can do something that looks expensive without the cost,” he said, noting that, once you get past the dramatic appearance, quality is the key. That, he stressed, is “What people are going to be left with when they cut the cake.” Cake and cookies and pastry, oh my! BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photo by Helen Klein Bay Ridge Bakery pastry chef and owner Nick Nikolopoulos displays a cheesecake and a fruitcake. BAY RIDGE BAKERY 7805 Fifth Avenue Brooklyn NY 11209 718-238-0014 Bayridgebakery.com Open every day, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. See more reviews at homereporter.com 11223 BY HELEN hklein@homereporter.com A new eatery has taken its bow on upper Fourth Avenue and a preview of the food it serves had us proclaiming, “Encore, Encore.” Encore, located in glitzy, spacious premises, offers the atmosphere of a nightclub, with a menu meant to appeal to a broad clientele, who can opt to stop by for a meal or book the space for a private event, from a sweet 16 to a bridal shower to a community event. At a special community event hosted by the restaurant, waiters brought around trays of hors d’oeuvres, representative of the culinary offerings of Chef Alex Orman of Staten Island’s Alor Café, which is renowned for its “creative American” cuisine. Borrowing from gustatory traditions from around the world, the nibbles – from mini tacos to meatballs – were true teasers, not only awakening the appetite but also making us eager to dive into Encore’s full menu. The meatballs came out in wedges of pita bread, garnished with a slice of cucumber and a tomato wedge, to be followed by mini-tumblers with spicy, tart gazpacho topped with a slice of crusty Italian toast. Also on the menu were bite-size new potato halves, subtly sauced; mini chicken tacos in a smoky dressing; elegant crudités wrapped in a cucumber ribbon and accompanied by a creamy dip; crispy mini-spring rolls, elegantly narrow; sweet-tart chicken wings; and wedges of mozzarella fl atbread topped with pesto, red onion and tomato. An open bar revealed Encore’s spirited side. While some of us tried beer and hard cider (the eatery has an extensive list from which to choose), two of us sampled the tasty Watermelon Martini packed a strong punch of that fruity watermelon fl avor which, coupled with just the right amount of vodka, made it the perfect (almost summer) cocktail – just one of the many cocktails that Encore’s talented bartender served up. Open for dinner daily, the restaurant also offers special evenings. For instance, every Thursday, said Orman, is Jazz and Cheese Night. “Different jazz bands who are playing in the area will stop here every Thursday,” he explained, adding, “Customers get a complimentary cheese platter with a glass of wine. We fi nd it goes very well together. “We are working for the community, and we are just so excited to be a part of Bay Ridge,” Orman went on. “It is an absolute pleasure to be here.” Additional reporting contributed by Meaghan McGoldrick and Anna Spivak. BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photo by Helen Klein A waiter with the crudités. ENCORE RESTAURANT 10007 Fourth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11209 718-745-3355 Encorerestaurantnyc.com Tuesday through Thursday 3 to 11 p.m. Friday – 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday – family brunch and dinner– 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


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