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GO Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper#8217;s essential guide to the Borough of Kings

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006

GRITS AND SWORDFISH      

It’s not every restaurant that lets its patrons micromanage a renovation, but The Usual, a long-standing diner at 637 Vanderbilt Ave. in Prospect Heights, is that kind of place. Owners Mike and Johnny Halkis pride themselves on pleasing their customers, so when a regular dropped by to check on the progress of the remodeling and noticed that the new bar had nowhere for his feet to rest, the brothers promised to install a rail. Comment

FREE TO SCREAM

Ever heard of "The Legend of Pope’s Lane" or "The Domine’s Ride - A Legend of the Old Road?" These are only two of the tales told along with other traditional spooky stories at the Lefferts Historic House, all part of this weekend’s mega-Halloween festival in Prospect Park. Comment

JACQUES OF ALL     TRADES

In 2002, a restaurant opened in Williamsburg called La Brunette. It was short lived - but memorable - thanks to chef Jacques Gautier’s vibrant, French-Caribbean cooking. After he left the eatery, Gautier worked in South American kitchens and vineyards, as well as eateries closer to home like Zoe in SoHo and the Brick Oven Gallery in Williamsburg. Comment

BLOODLUST IN   THE ARCH

Shadows creep along the walls, sending tingles up and down your spine. The creature comes closer and closer, its breathing getting louder and louder. It lifts its arm, and its long, sharp nails are pointed at you. Suddenly, a woman screams: "Aaaahhhhh!" Comment

ALL SCREAM THE SAME       

What is Brooklynites’ biggest fear? Comment

DOUBLE THE FUN

A Bay Ridge theater group is celebrating Halloween with a run of two-faced fun. Comment

SAVED IN DUMBO       

All the evils in the world are currently housed in St. Ann’s Warehouse, conveniently organized and explained on a walking tour to save you and your friends from eternal damnation. Comment

’GHOUL’ POWER

On Oct. 29, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden will again be a sanctuary from things that go bump in the night. For the 14th year in a row, the famed Prospect Heights institution is scaring up its own kind of Halloween excitement, the "Ghouls and Gourds" party, a day-long event for people who prefer a kinder, gentler Halloween. Comment

BEST COSTUME?

Fort Greene Park is adding its local flavor to the trick-or-treat grab bag with its seventh annual "Halloween Festival." Comment

TREASURE TROVE

Spooky buccaneers and buried treasure set the theme for this year’s fifth annual Halloween celebration in front of the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Comment

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