Former New Yorker web editor Blake Eskin believes that Prospect Heights deserves better Chinese food options, so much that he’s created an online petition that he will deliver to Manhattan restaurants, hoping to lure them to the neighborhood.
In a post on his blog, Eskin says he moved to Eastern Parkway in 2003, where he was charmed by Tom’s, The Islands and Gen, but lamented the lack of Chinese options. Today, the neighborhood has , but Eskin says its average three-star Yelp rating is well-deserved.
“It is my fervent hope that some enterprising chef will read this post and learn that there is an audience for distinctive Chinese food in Brooklyn before you get to Sunset Park,” writes Eskin on his blog.
And Eskin says that if a decent Chinese food restaurant moves into the neighborhood, he promises to make a reservation for opening night.
Eskin’s petition got some notice by the New York Post, who wrote up his plea over the weekend and got some neighborhood chefs to weigh in.
“(Chefs) come here because they want to,” David Koon, owner of Vanderbilt Avenue’s Chuko, told the Post. “It’s bizarre to try to force it.”