Curious Names: High Stakes Cheese Steaks Is Reborn As Fish & Sip


The sliver of a space that used to hold High Stakes Cheese Steaks has been taken over by another coyly named concept, Fish & Sip. This one serves hot sandwiches too (partner Eyal Asulin used to own a panini stand in a Queens shopping mall), but the titular one-two combo here is coffee (Asulin also ran a caf back in Israel) and fish delivered daily from Slavin & Sons. Asulin is frying flounder, whiting, and pollock for use in fish and chips, but mostly hes lightly grilling trout, sea bass, and tuna in garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. (Fish kebabs!) He also serves a blackened Cajun tilapia and a flounder thats cooked with butter, white wine, and lemon. Fish dishes (served with sides such as garlic mashed potatoes, sweet and savory rices, and sauted vegetables) range in price from $6.99 to $12.99 (Asulin insists hes barely turning a profit). If the coffee and fish concept seems familiar, it might be because youre thinking of Caf K, where Asulins partner Eyal Hen was once a manager.

Fish & Sip, 216 Flatbush Ave., nr. Bergen St., Prospect Heights, Brooklyn; 718-636-2256