Encore - July 2010
Encore is a curated guide to what's on stage around the country with the most dynamic performance calendars. Rather than listing what's playing around town, we focus only on everything worth seeing. Every month we connect an affluent and culturally-enthusiasts with the finest film, music, dance, and theater.
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TTY customers call 1-800-343-9195. � Summer at Lincoln Center Corporate support provided by July 27�August 21 Your Tri-State Cadillac Dealers L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato Mark Morris Dance Group Photo: Ken Friedman Mark Morris Dance Group Mark Morris, choreographer Orchestra of St. Luke's Jane Glover, conductor Christine Brandes, soprano Lisa Saffer, soprano John McVeigh, tenor Andrew Foster-Williams, baritone Riverside Choral Society Chamber Singers; Patrick Gardner, director Thursday�Saturday, August 5�7 at 7:30 Pre-performance discussion with Mark Morris and Ira Guzelimian on August 5 at 6:15 David H. Koch Theater, Columbus at 63rd Street Sponsored by "L'Allegro is a masterpiece and, like every masterpiece, it makes the world a better place." --The Financial Times MostlyMozart.org 212.721.6500 Alice Tully Hall or Avery Fisher Hall Box Office, Broadway at 65th Street Corporate support provided by July 28�August 15 40TH ANNIVERSARY FREE MUSIC, DANCE, AND SPOKEN WORD! Photos: Harlow: Enid Farber; Sanabria: Jeff Sacks Larry Harlow Rub�n Blades Bobby Sanabria SEASON HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: ETHEL Fair: The Songwriters ETHEL with special guests Adam Schlesinger with Mike Viola, Dayna Kurtz, Juana Molina, Tom Verlaine with Patrick Derivaz July 28 at 7:30 80th Birthday Celebration Paul Taylor Dance Company Taylor 2 August 5 at 7:30 Hallogallo 2010! Michael Rother and Friends perform the music of NEU! Hermeto Pascoal August 6 at 7:30 International Body Music Festival August 12 at 7:30 Kronos Quartet with special guest Gamelan Galak Tika Kenge Kenge August 13 at 7:30 Larry Harlow's La Raza Latina: A Salsa Suite Conducted by Larry Harlow, starring Rub�n Blades, with guest vocalist Adonis Puentes, plus orchestra and chorus Bobby Sanabria Big Band August 14 at 7:30 CENTRIFUGAL FORCE: Hip Hop Generations August 15 at 5:00 Lucinda Childs: Dance Brian Brooks Moving Company: Motor August 15 at 7:00 For complete season information: LCOutofDoors.org Follow us on Twitter@LCOutofDoors Like us on Facebook Artist Hospitality Partner Photo: Ian Cuttler �2010 tkts � TOP REASONS CLEVER THEATREGOERS USE DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN JULY 2010 � NEW YORK � WWW.ENCOREMAG.COM 1 2 Publisher Tom Holmes Editors Josh Kurp (NYC, Boston), Olga Belogolova (LA) Contributing Writers Todd Simmons, Jonathan Valdez, Meagan Morris, Laura Scott, Andrew Hall, Isabelle Bonney, Julia Taveras, Adam Bohanan, Lindsey E. Rose Art Director John B. Fakorede Graphic Designers Katharine Sherman, Janice Olson Web Programmer Jose Burgos, Jr. Photographers James Palmar, Erin Gleeson Marketing Manager Natasha Huang Marketing Associate Jonathan Valdez Operations Manager Emily Holmes Account Executive Giuseppe Longo Finance Nery Solorzano 3 4 5 You get the best theatre ticket prices in town! 501 5th Ave., 3rd Flr., New York, NY 10017 212.300.2194 Advertising: 212.300.2154 Fax: 646.367.4915 www.encoremag.com www.metrotech.org tkts www.tdf.org � 2010 T.H. Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited. " BEST OF THE SEASON!" -- David Cote, Time Out New York A PLAY BY THORNTON WILDER DIRECTED BY DA VID CROMER "WONDERFULLY INTIMATE!" -- Charles Isherwood, The New York Times "ENTHRALLING!" "SHATTERING!" -- Ben Brantley, The New York Times -- Frank Rich, The New York Times "MIRACULOUS AND REVOLUTIONARY!" "THE BEST SHOW IN NYC, IF NOT AMERICA!" -- Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal -- John Heilpern, New York Observer BARROW STREET THEATRE Tues � Fri @ 7:30, Sat @ 2:30 & 7:30, Sun @ 2:30 & 7:30 CE LLP HON E S SAVE LIVES Help the victims of the Haiti earthquake with the most important text message you'll ever send. Text "Haiti" to 90999 and a $10 donation will be added to your phone bill.* Your contribution helps the Red Cross provide food, water and shelter. Haiti is calling for help: Answer with a text. IN HAITI. Other ways to contribute: Visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS * Standard message and data rates may apply You've Done it Again, the National > Brooklyn's best band release a new album, go on tour By JOSH KURP � Is it possible to talk about the National and not mention the words "gloom" or "glower"? Considering I couldn't even get past the lede without bringing it up, the answer is a rather resounding "no." But that doesn't seem to bother the supposedly depressed band. The National is composed of vocalist Matt Berninger and two pairs of brothers: Aaron (guitar, bass and piano) and Bryce (guitar) Dessner, and Scott (guitar and bass) and Bryan (drums) Devendorf. I asked the drumming Devendorf whether the "gloom" label bothers the band, and he said, "'Gloomy' seem fair game. As for `glower,' I don't get it. Like Matt sullenly glowers? That's cool too, I guess. Can't argue with semantics." This isn't a band that has much to be gloomy (or glower) about anymore. The National's latest album, High Violet, debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts in May, selling an impressive 51,000 copies. The group's reaction: "Shock, then disappointment over not being number one." The National formed in 1999 in Cincinnati, Ohio, but didn't release their self-titled debut album until after moving to Brooklyn. After The National came Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers and 2004's Cherry Tree EP. A year later, after quitting their day jobs and signing with Beggars Banquet Records, the National released Alligator and went on their first headling tour. Then came Boxer, one of the greatest albums of the previous decade, and its track, "Apartment Story," the greatest song of the decade. The National are currently touring until late November for the new album, and have recently played Bonnaroo (their biggest show yet) and Radio City Music Hall. For all those who couldn't make the Music Hall performance, the band will be back "home," so to speak, for a July 27 performance with opening act Beach House at the Prospect Park Bandshell. > For more information, please visit www.americanmary.com The National photo : The Text Best Thing > How textPlus is looking to revolutionize the way we talk By JOSH KURP � Admit it: You text more than you actually call. There's nothing wrong with it; it's just the way society works now (and I, for one, am all for it). It's like the change from, well, what did people do before electronic messages? I shudder at the thought. Now, a new app called textPlus is to hoping to become the new e-mail. One of the greatest features about Gmail or Yahoo Mail is that you can instantly combine a whole group of people with just one click. For instance, say you need to e-mail everyone in your theater group about a practice cancellation. All you have to do is start a "New Group" on the contacts page and add everyone in said group. textPlus does the same thing, but for your phone. Here's how it works: Coordinators create a private community in the app, name it, add all the relevant cell phone numbers, and use the mobile chatroom to reach everyone instantly with one text message. And if you're using iPhone, you can turn it sideways and get a landscape keyboard, which makes typing much easier. And if someone in your family is still stuck in the 20th century and doesn't have a smartphone (I'm looking at you, Grandpa), it doesn't matter because all you need is a phone that's able to accept text, i.e. every phone made over the past five years. The only person who needs an iPhone is the coordinator, but not the community members. You can have an avatar, use emoticons, join worldwide communities, and best of all, it's free (and there's even an ad-free version!). So head over to iTunes, download the app, and start texting with your fellow New York Mets fans about when and where you're meeting at Citi Field (my suggestion: the old Home Run Apple). > For more information, visit www.itunes.apple.com textPlus photo : 8: The Mormon Proposition > New documentary investigates campaign against gay marriage By J.P. BUllman � When gay marriage came to a vote in California with 2008's Proposition 8, members from the Church of Latter Day Saints donated tens of millions of dollars and innumerable hours of time to wage a campaign against same-sex union. Amidst heavy criticism concerning Separation of Church and State, including fines from the California Fair Political Practices Commission, Proposition 8 defeated same-sex union with the help of the church. 8: The Mormon Proposition, a documentary that recently opened in New York, exposes the harrowing details of this Mormon fueled campaign. Director Reed Cowan is a Mormon and openly homosexual with a storied past. As an Emmy-winning journalist working for the ABC affiliate in Salt Lake City, he was called to report on a child's accidental hanging. When he arrived on the scene, he found that the child was his own son. This tragic event prompted the journalist to turn to more personal undertakings, such as Proposition, a film that marks a visceral trail through his own life. Mormons make up 1.7% of the total U.S. population and there are over 75,000 living in the state of New York. This film offers an excellent chance to ponder what Separation of Church and State means in a world where political influence can be felt from so many angles of media and protest. Specifically in New York, where last December the same sex marriage bill was narrowly defeated and the debate still enthralls and infuriates on the ground level, we should be examining the affect anachronistic religious tendencies have on same sex marriage. > For more information, visit www.mormonproposition.com photo : 8: The Mormon Proposition The Boys of Summer > Encore interviews three of Powerhouse Theater's rising stars By JOSH KURP, cHRiS evangeliSta and J.P. BUllman � Roughly an hour north of New York City is a place where creative types can relax and just, well, be creative. Powerhouse Theater, a collaboration between New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, now in its 25th season, is dedicated to emerging and established artists in the development and production of new works for theater and film. There are actors and directors and writers all present. Encore recently had an opportunity to speak to three of Powerhouse's most promising actors: Adam Rothenberg, Luke MacFarlane and Santino Fontana. adam Rothenberg: If you Google "Adam Rothenberg," the second listing that shows up is Adam's Apple, an NYC-based fanclub for the "multimedia heartthrob." When I asked Adam about this, he laughed and explained, "It was started as a joke by a friend of mine, and he didn't let me in on the joke for a year. I was like, `Wow, I've arrived'." Yes, you have. Rothenberg's resume is full of big time acting gigs, like time spent on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, House and The Ex-List, but now he's back where he's most comfortable: theater. Rothenberg plays Hal in Tracey Thorne's We Are Here at Powerhouse Theater, which runs until July 11. In the play, directed by Sheryl Kaller (Tony-nominated Next Fall), young parents Hal and Billie (de'Adre Aziza) are forced to deal with the death of their three-and-ahalf-year old child, Eli. It's a role that requires someone who can balance vulnerability and toughness, something Rothenberg, with his dark good looks but surprisingly light voice, is perfectly cast for. "It's been very intense," he says, "in the best possible way. It's a tough script to tackle. It's written in such a way that it actually puts you through the situation." When I spoke to Rothenberg, he and the photo : Rothenberg, Fontana, and Macfarlane of Powerhouse Theater rest of the cast were only a week away from the play's premiere, proving an opportunity for me to understand an actor's method that late in the process. "It's about where my attention should be at certain moments," he says, "and you're constantly discovering things. That comes from digging deeper and deeper into the text and figuring out what the person is trying to do." This isn't Rothernberg's first time at Powerhouse ("I did A Steady Rain up here four years ago, which was a great experience, and then last year, they asked me to come up and do a reading and I guess they liked me"), and if Rothenberg has his way, he'll continue to do theater performances for years to come. When asked if he prefers live performances or TV, he says, "I prefer the work of theater and the pay of TV. Theater is war; you have to survive it every night." Luckily for us, Rothenberg's a survivor. luke macfarlane: Perhaps best known for playing Scotty on the hit ABC series Brothers and Sisters, Luke Macfarlane has reached the point where he has an ardent fanbase who track his every professional move through the typical avenues of digital age celebrity fetishism. His latest production, however, is a step away from the glitz and glamour of big studio television, as Luke Macfarlane lands in Poughkeepsie to embark on a one-man-show: Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir Macfarlane was wholeheartedly enthusiastic about being away from Hollywood, stating that his time with Powerhouse was "a bit like being in a monastery. I really enjoy the chance to get into myself." Sticking with the monastic theme, he told me "money doesn't equal passion. There are many passionate people in small theatre. Television has a tendency to be extremely technical for an actor, whereas theatre is truly alive" The production of Sam Bendrix has an incredibly organic air about it. Macfarlane met writer Keith Bunin at the off-broadway nonprofit theatre, Playwrights Horizon, back in 2006 when he worked on Bunin's The Busy photo : Top: Adam Rothenberg, Bottom: Luke Macfarlane World is Hushed. Bunin had personally asked Luke to join him at Powerhouse for this season's production. The two are currently gliding through the script, which includes songs, as they put the entire production together in less than two weeks. Santino Fontana: It has been quite the year for Santino Fontana. The Broadway star had to deal with the sudden cancellation of Brighton Beach Memoirs, a revival of Neil Simon's play in which he played the role of Stanley Jerome, and an injury sustained during a performance of A View from the Bridge, causing the actor to leave the cast shortly after its opening night. It seemed that Fontana was heading back to zero. Little did he know things were about to get a whole lot better. With all the characters Fontana plans on tackling in his career (he wants "people to be surprised" by his choices), he must have a specific source of inspiration. He says, "I'm always looking, almost obsessively, in strange places. If I see that there's a character that needs me to speak for them, that inspires me." This includes people he sees in the New York City subway: "I'll see someone who inspires me and I'll take pictures of him and say, `That's the guy.' Of course, they don't see me taking pictures. I keep the pictures in my phone for inspiration." He needed all that motivation to prepare for his roles this summer at Powerhouse. "I'm doing a reading of Sons of the Prophet this week," he says. "I'm also doing Bonfire Night. The cast is great, as has the writing. I think I've been very lucky." Fontana is also open to other forms of expression, including directing and writing. As for now, the young actor is in the process of learning about his artistic range. "I have no idea," he shrugs. "I'm sure other people have an idea. I think I just have to let the cards fall where they fall." > For more information, visit www.powerhouse.vassar.edu photo : Top: Santino Fontana, Bottom: de'Adre Aziza and Adam Rothenberg Let the People Hear Mingus's Music > How the jazz greats wife keeps his legacy alive By nicOle zaK � An ongoing musical tradition for over a half-century is the upbeat jazz songs composed by the iconic Charles Mingus. After his death in 1979, Mingus's music still lives on thanks to his wife, Sue, a loving and hardworking woman who has taken over the reins and resurrected her husband's music. Over the years Sue has created multiple Mingus bands--such as the Mingus Big Band, Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty--with Charles's music, of course, being the theme. But even though they're all based off the same individual, the bands vary greatly from one another, each having their own personality and unique sound. The Big Band requires the most attention, as it's composed of 14 pieces and features a variety of instruments, including the bassoon, guitar and French horn. The bands have a secured spot to play once a week at the Jazz Standard (116 E. 27th St.) for "Mingus Monday," where the three groups will rotate each week. The musicians who play on Mondays are chosen by their availability, skill and personality, and it is up to Sue to balance out their powers for a spectacular performance. If you're interested in Mingus's music and the legend that it upholds, you should check out the newly released Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard. The songs played are originals conducted by Mingus, brought to life again by talented musicians of all ages. Thanks to Sue and the players themselves, Charles Mingus will live on forever, and with the help of "Mingus Mondays," the complex music can be heard in person on a weekly basis. It's music that touches your heart, but also causes you to get up and sh vout, "Oh yeah!" > the mingus Bands perform monday evenings at the Jazz Standard, 116 e. 27th St. For more information, please visit www.mingusmingusmingus.com photo : Mingus Big Band with Sue Mingus [by Jimmy Katz] July 2010 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNE 4 5 6 Say Anything McCarren Pa 6�10pm. 11 Dr. Jimmy Cliff, Trevor Hall and Victor Deme: At Central Park SummerStage. 3pm. 12 13 Pretty Things Dinner: At Th on Adderley. 18 19 20 Romeo and Ju At McCarren 6�10pm. 25 A Great Day in Harlem: At Ulysses S. Grant National Memorial Park. 12�8pm. 26 The Flaming Lips: At Central Park SummerStage. 7pm. 27 The National and Beach House: At Prospect Park. 6pm. Mostly Mozart Festival: At Lincoln Center. Thru August 21. ESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 We Are Here: At Powerhouse Theater. Thru July 11. 8pm. 2 3 7 8 9 10 Final Performance of Savion Glover's SoLE PoWER: At the Joyce Theater. 2 and 8pm. g: At ark. 14 15 Premiere Brazil! 2010: At the MoMA. Thru July 29. 16 17 Destination Tokyo: At BAMcin�matek. 3, 6, and 9pm. s Beer he Farm . 8pm. 21 22 23 24 uliet: n Park. 28 29 30 31 PHOTO : Mingus Big Band [by: Jimmy Katz] From Tap to Sound Savion Glover performs at the Joyce Theater SoLe PoWER: By CHRIS EVANGELISTA � I felt a sense of distinction to be able to go backstage and speak to a man whom I admired since I was a young child. Then all of sudden, there he was, the living legend before me. He smiled and asked what my name was. Although starstruck, I managed to introduce myself. I was offered a chair to sit, but he remained pacing around the room, changing out of his costume. I asked him if he wanted to sit, but he let me know that he would be walking around (why would I expect this person to sit when all he's used to is moving his feet all day?). "Don't think that I'm not paying attention, I'm listening." So my conversation with Savion Glover begins. I confessed that I had been a fan since watching one of his televised performances. He actually inspired me to do some tapping of my own (though I am not at all close to talented). Out of curiosity, I asked him if he felt that way when he met Sammy Davis Jr. and Gregory Hines. "Yeah, definitely but they broke me out of that. They took me in. They were accessible. They were real. photo : They made me feel like family. I have the highest respect for them." That is the essence of Savion Glover's SoLe PoWER. In the 90-minute show, he takes the audience back to basics. In the first act, Glover pays tribute to influential legends such as Hines, Nicholas Brothers and Jimmy Slyde, among the many men who introduced him to tap. "It wasn't until when I met these men that I realized that I wanted to carry on the tradition," and now he shares the stage with the people who inspired him by displaying their photographs. "Dance is my father and I am the son," he speaks into the microphone, almost sounding like a mantra, with his back facing the crowd. During this act, it feels like he's sharing something that is genuinely personal. The outer space-like background serves as the viewing screen to his world. It feels like the stage is his world and he is inviting us to join him. The second act arrives in the future as the journey approaches its end. The previously dimmed stage is now brightly lit. Drew, the lighting technician, creates a party atmosphere, showcasing an array of intense colors. In this act, Glover and his crew are dressed in shiny party costumes. This act feels like a celebration of what could be. In this version of the future, tap is alive--something that the talented tap dancer fantasizes. He pays homage to the theatrical swagger of Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey and Bob Fosse by incorporating a few moves distinctive to those choreographers. Glover also pays respect to the late Michael Jackson by pulling off the "one glove" look. By the end of the show, it's clear that this man lives and breathes for tap. Today's artists are lured by Hollywood's easy fame, and they blindly lose their creativity by being the industry's guinea pigs. Savion Glover is old school: he started young, practiced and has mastered his craft. He has made it his mission to share what he had learned from the fathers of dance--and that is what SoLe PoWER showcases. It brings back the noise and the funk, but at its core, it brings the audience back to the good old days of tap. The show isn't about Savion, it's about the sound. When the blinding flashes of paparazzo's cameras fade and the glitz that come with stardom dwindles, the true performer remains on the stage of the empty theater, still perfecting their craft whether the crowd gathers back or not. > SoLe PoWER will be running at the Joyce Theater until July 10 Above, Opposite: Savion Glover [by: Elijah Paul] DINING DINING Heavenly Farm > The Farm on Adderley in Ditmas Park By JOSH KURP � Earlier in this issue, I interviewed Bryan Devendorf, the drummer for the National. One of the questions I asked him was, "When you're back in Brooklyn, what are some of your favorite restaurants to go to?" He responded, "I return over and over to The Farm on Adderley." If it's good enough for the National, it's good enough for me. And much like their latest album, High Violet, I wasn't disappointed. The Farm is one of establishments that kickstarted Cortelyou Road's recent restaurant resurgence in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. It opened in 2006 and was the brainchild of Gary Jonas and Allison McDowell, who also live in the neighborhood. According to The Farm's website, "The restaurant aims to bring thoughtfully produced food and ingredients to our community...by supporting local farmers, artisans, entrepreneurs as much as possible." This means food from Schaghticoke, New York and Hardwick, Vermont. When I visited, I had the $13 Farm Burger, a "pasture-raised beef on an english muffin, homemade french fries and homemade pickle." While waiting for my meal, I noticed the restaurant's rustic interior, complete with brick walls and wooden chairs. It looked like many Brooklyn restaurants I've been to, but it's still a pleasant environment to be in. The fries, though, were more than pleasant; they were fantastic. I've sadly gotten used to the thin fast food-esque fries most restaurants have, but the ones at The Farm were thick, crunchy, and plentiful, the way a good side should be. The burger didn't disappoint, either, as it was neither too burnt nor too juicy. I went back the next morning to order the Farmer's Breakfast, "scrambled eggs over swiss chard, brioche, parmesan and home fries." It was excellent, and quite the steal at $8. To paraphrase the National, The Farm is cooking like a pro. photo : The Farm on Adderley LESLIE MENDELSON SWAN FEATHERS LESLIEMENDELSON.COM RYKODISC.COM Featuring "Hit The Spot" song FREE on iTunes (6/30-7/6) This New York native is "a sensitive tunesmith with an uncanny knack for infusing even her darkest lyrical insights with a sexy playfulness" - ENCORE ONLINE 278 Fifth Ave. � 718.369.9527 This Park Slope treasure is a favorite for chicken wings, catfish burgers, beef-on-weck, pulled pork, microbrews, hot sauces, and sports games. Tasty vegetarian dishes are also available. Come enjoy the best burger in town in a fun, friendly atmosphere. (Citysearch) 87 Lafayette Ave. � 718.624.9443 Voted top wine bar in New York City two years running by Zagat's Night Life Guide, the Stonehome Wine Bar is conveniently located just two blocks from BAM. Stonehome "gives the culinary as much attention as the oenonoligal" (New Yorker) with a seasonal new American menu and a 200 bottle list. 35 wines are offered by the glass. Dinner reservations are recommended (open daily at 5pm). 171 Lafayette Ave. � 718.643.7003 A short walk from BAM, this stylish and relaxed restaurant features Tapas, a raw bar and salads and Entrees from across the Mediterranean. Sangrias, an interesting and a ordable wine list, full bar and friendly, professional service have made this a neighborhood favorite. Open seven days. 86 S. Portland Ave. � 718.643.0000 This local Fort Greene spot respects the simple things, like getting chicken tortilla soup, salads, tacos and enchiladas just steps from home. It also respects that a fresh lime margarita, o ered frozen, on the rocks, salted, or avored with fresh fruit, could just make your night. 246 Dekalb Ave. � 718.789.2778 With a menu that changes with the seasons, iCi was a pioneer in Brooklyn using exclusively fresh, local, and naturally grown ingredients. It has now become a classic destination for anyone looking for a solid modern bistro. Open seven days for dinner. Brunch Sat. and Sun. 56 5th Ave. � 718.636.4385 Alchemy is a pub-style restaurant on the north end of 5th Ave. in Park Slope with a small, creative menu, seasonal specials and outstanding selection of beer, wine and cocktails. We provide a warm, welcome atmosphere to enjoy anything from a relaxed pint to a four course meal. 248 Fifth Ave. � 718.783.4565 "Fantastic," savory cooking at relatively gentle prices explains why this oh-so-popular Park Slope Venetian is always packed. (Zagat) 773 Fulton St. � 718.797.3494 Aqualis Grill is a Mediterranean-inspired seafood restaurant that serves a variety of seafood starters and main courses. In addition, Aqualis offers a Prix-Fixe menu that includes a threecourse meal with wine for only $25 between 5:00 and 7:30 pm. Closed Monday. 76-78 St. Marks Ave. 718.622.3276 Born from the desire to forge a pleasant and friendly dining establishment with fresh, locally grown produce, Flatbush Farm features an eclectic selection of ales, wines, and spirits. An endeavor of wonderful simplicity: eat heartily, drink merrily. Lo, now is come our joyfullest feast! 386 Flatbush Ave. Ext. 718.852.5257 World-famous restaurant for over 55 years. Voted No. 1 "The Best Cheesecake in N.Y." Overstuffed deli sandwiches, skyscraper desserts, blintzes, broiled steaks and fish, 10 oz. steakburgers and more. Open daily: breakfast, lunch and dinner. to really strut. And Domain Michel T�te is making to really strut. 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