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Sea Cliffians Show Support for Local Deli

There are 70 comments on the Glen Cove Record Pilot story from Dec 12, 2008, titled Sea Cliffians Show Support for Local Deli. In it, Glen Cove Record Pilot reports that:

Many citizens attended the Sea Cliff Village Board meeting on Monday, Dec. 8 to show their support for Arata's Delicatessen.

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Arata Non Grata

Brooklyn, NY

#62 Jul 19, 2010
Just read the B. Brown's Deli thread, it's a worthy alternative to Non Grata's where the prices fluctuate daily according to the mood of the owner. Hundreds of people signed their petition for tables and chairs. So many of them have grown fed up with the attitudes toward formerly regular customers who crossed the boss somehow and are now frequenting B. Brown's.
Arata Non Grata

Brooklyn, NY

#63 Aug 13, 2010
What's new with Arata's Deli. A woman customer found a bit of moss on her cheese when she got home. Went back to get some new cheese and was told by the owner that she had to pay again. SAY WHAT!!??!! Go to B. Brown's Deli across from the firehouse for better food and much nicer service.
not a critic

Brooklyn, NY

#64 Aug 14, 2010
Arata Non Grata wrote:
What's new with Arata's Deli. A woman customer found a bit of moss on her cheese when she got home. Went back to get some new cheese and was told by the owner that she had to pay again. SAY WHAT!!??!! Go to B. Brown's Deli across from the firehouse for better food and much nicer service.
now joe, just because you are banned from Aratas does not mean you
need to hide behind another fake name....
Arata Non Grata

West Hempstead, NY

#65 Aug 14, 2010
Critik: No, no, i beg to differ. the name is perfect for a thread about Arata's, if you think about it. this is not about me. this is a public service to guide people about their breakfast and luncheon choices. As said before, the alternative is B. Brown's Kitchen directly across from the firehouse. Many volunteers come over for something to eat and coffee even though their allegiance used to be with Arata's. Only telling it like it is!
not a critic

Brooklyn, NY

#66 Aug 14, 2010
sure... sour grapes
Arata Non Grata

Brooklyn, NY

#67 Aug 16, 2010
notacritik: You got it, pal. Sour grapes is not the only thing on the don't-buy list. Try the banana basket.
Play It Again

Glen Cove, NY

#68 Aug 3, 2011
That tete-a-tete between Sea Cliff's Arata Non Grata and Glen Cove's Not a Critic should be revitalized into a continuation of the disagreement.

The subject of Arata's Deli is always a welcome subject, especially now that B. Brown's Kitchen has stolen a lot of its customers.

What say you, regular customers of Brown's? Better food. Friendly atmosphere. Nicer Service. Cozy tables.

What's wrong with Arata's? Prices fluctuate. Moody counterpersons and owner. Bad aura about the place.

What's right with Arata's? Food generally good. Nice variety. RACHEL in the kitchen and opening up with a friendly face.

Has anybody who has been in both places want to put your two cents in?

Food Feud

Glen Cove, NY

#69 Aug 6, 2011
Play It Again wrote:
That tete-a-tete between Sea Cliff's Arata Non Grata and Glen Cove's Not a Critic should be revitalized into a continuation of the disagreement.
The subject of Arata's Deli is always a welcome subject, especially now that B. Brown's Kitchen has stolen a lot of its customers.
What say you, regular customers of Brown's? Better food. Friendly atmosphere. Nicer Service. Cozy tables.
What's wrong with Arata's? Prices fluctuate. Moody counterpersons and owner. Bad aura about the place.
What's right with Arata's? Food generally good. Nice variety. RACHEL in the kitchen and opening up with a friendly face.
Has anybody who has been in both places want to put your two cents in?
Yes, I would like to put my two cents in. First of all, Brown's penny cup on the counter shows they are ready to help a customer come up with the right change. Nothing, you say, it just shows a comfortable concern. Arata's has never had a cup and never will.

Both places admittedly have good food, although I personally favor Brown's for freshness and variety. Service? Brown's hands down.

Coziness and camaraderie. The regulars in Brown's say hello to each other. They converse, discuss the news and weather. At Arata's the atmosphere is each man for himself. No interaction.

Brown's is a place where everybody knows your name. The women who work the counter, Victoria and Jeannette, serve the dishes in person. They, by the way, deserve at least a $1 tip per day because they are glorified waitresses. At Arata's you bring your own food to your table, not bad but not as personal of a touch.

Prices do not fluctuate at Brown's. Some Arata's customers complain that they are charged different prices according to who is at the register. Figure that one out. P.S. That is why a lot of Arata's customers have switched over to Brown's. No kidding.

Joe Krupinski

Sea Cliff, NY

#70 Sep 26, 2011
A good question: Is the owner of Arata's Deli looking over his shoulder since the For Rent sign came down across the street at the former Olives by the Sea restaurant? Two gentlemen were seen talking to whom appeared to be the wife of building owner Dominic Paradise. She handles the real estate transactions for the building. When the men left, she took the sign down. So apparently there was a deal struck on the spot. What worries Ron Collura is that the new business will mirror some of his, making it a direct competitor. That same thing happened a couple of years ago with a young couple taking over Once Upon a Moose, but the rivalry never developed.
Joe Krupinski Aratas

Sea Cliff, NY

#71 Oct 11, 2011
Well, the concern that Arata's deli owner Ron Collura might have had about a new restaurant being opened across the street where Olives used to be has dissipated now that it has become known the new business will be a sushi place. No competition there. Arata's, meanwhile, continues to do a mediocre business at best while the other deli in Sea Cliff, B. Brown's Kitchen, is flourishing. More and more Arata's customers have switched, not because of the fine food so much as the friendly atmosphere and feeling of contentment. Brown's is frequented by the mayor because his office is two doors away and by the fire chief whose firehouse is directly across the street.

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