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December, 2013

Park Slope

Alternative oyster: Grand Central Oyster Bar opens its Slope location

And the Manhattanization of Brooklyn continues – with bivalves. Comment.

Hole lotta love: Sweet exhibition celebrates New York’s deep-fried delicacies

You can bet dollars to donuts that this exhibition will make your stomach rumble. Comment.

Lords of the ring: Brooklyn’s best donuts

A donut expert shares her favorite Brooklyn dough-fryers. Comment.

November, 2013

Bay Ridge

Batter up! Robicellis take another swing at baking success in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge’s cupcake power couple are making another bid to taste storefront success. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Sugar rush! A Bay Ridge bakery crawl

The Robicellis are the latest to the pastry game in Bay Ridge, but they are far from the first. Come on a world tour of baked treats in the neighborhood. Comment.

Gobble grub: Get Thanksgiving to-go at these Brooklyn eateries

Forget cooking that green-bean casserole — Brooklyn is serving up a cornucopia of unique Thanksgiving eats this year. Comment.

Gobble grub: Get Thanksgiving to-go at these Brooklyn eateries

Forget cooking that green-bean casserole — Brooklyn is serving up a cornucopia of unique Thanksgiving eats this year. Comment.
Columbia St Waterfront

Pok Pok proprietor dishes on Thai secrets in new cookbook

Pok Pok. Who’s there? Delicious Thai food in the restaurant’s new cookbook, that’s who. Comment.

Thai-ing it all together

Wondering where can you even get your mitts on Thai spices and dried squid to make the wild dishes in the new “Pok Pok” cookbook a reality? Why, the same places Pok Pok owner Andy Ricker does. True, the Pok Pok NY chef gets most of his ingredients from wholesalers, and even brings back some from his frequent visits to Thailand, but these are the Southeast Asian stores he turns to in a pinch. Comments (1).
Columbia St Waterfront

Make your own fried egg salad

For a taste of the “Pok Pok” cookbook, restaurant owner and chef Andy Ricker has shared the recipe for one of his most popular dishes — Yam Khai Dao, or fried egg salad. Comment.

Slurp’s up: Ganso serves up innovative ramen Downtown

A collaboration between a Brooklyn-born food writer and a Japanese-born chef has given rise to a ramen joint that takes its craft seriously. Comment.
Old School

Go there now! Ferdinando’s Focacceria is a Carroll Gardens mainstay

Documenting the closures of countless neighborhood institutions over the past 34 years has made us firm believers in the wisdom of legendary truant Ferris Bueller, who famously said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Comment.

October, 2013

Fort Greene

Texans bring barbecue, turkey tails to Prospect Heights

Morgan’s Brooklyn Barbecue serves up its specialty the way nature intended — by the pound. Comments (5).

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Cobble Hill

Atlantic Avenue’s Long Island Restaurant to open this week

The iconic neon sign above Atlantic Avenue’s Long Island Restaurant is set to buzz again. Comments (1).
Prospect Heights

Flatbush Avenue’s Famous: Franny’s hits bookshelves with expansive recipe collection

These two sure have a lot of baking dishes in the fire. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Don’t be fusilli, do try this pasta with pork sausage ragu


Experience swine dining at this battle of the bacon concoctions in Gowanus

When you’ve got 15-pounds of bacon, anything is possible. Comment.

September, 2013


Shut up and eat! Greenpoint restaurant serves meals in silence

Picky foodies do not have to worry about patrons talking with their mouths full at this restaurant. Comment.

Street eats feast! Vendys hit Sunset Park

A Red Hook food truck took home the top honors at the Ninth Annual Vendy Awards — the Oscars of the sidewalk dining world. Comment.

Food for thought

Some important questions: is chicken making a come-back? Why is coffee in some restaurants so bad? Comment.

Brooklyn wine tour

Wine-lovers and foodies rejoice! A festival of savory eats and gourmet wines will soon make a plaza in Bedford-Stuyvesant feel like wine country. Comment.

August, 2013


Packing a punch

A new restaurant is bringing Korea Town flavor to Bushwick. Comment.

July, 2013


Gowanus going gourmet

Delicious things have unappetizing beginnings. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Four Bay Ridge restaurants are robbed in less than a month

Burglars using strikingly similar methods have raided four Bay Ridge restaurants in the past month and made off with thousands of dollars worth of loot. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge Courier

Ay Caramba! Morton’s empty space to be filled with Mexican restaurant

Brooklyn appears to be erupting with Mexican food restaurants. Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar, and potentially Chipotle Mexican Grill, will be opening new outposts Downtown. Comment.

Glaze of glory

Greenpoint Peter Pan Donut and Pastry Shop achieves doughy perfection. Comment.

Flavor factory

Sausage ice cream anyone? Comment.

A pig-headed dish

Williamsburg Fatty ’Cue encourages you to get your hands on some pork face. Comment.

June, 2013


It’s halloumi heaven

Small Bushwick eatery serves huge flavors in cheese sandwich. Comments (1).

Cookie dough talk

The paper chats with Christina Tosi, the chef and founder of Momofuku Milk Bar. Comment.

Revered meat joint will finally open after a year of starts and fits

Renowned barbecue restaurant Dinosaur Bar-B-Que will soon open in Gowanus, finally satisfying the mouth-watering longing of Brooklyn meat fans. Comment.
Columbia St Waterfront

Pok Pok perfection

These sweet, sticky chicken wings fly out the kitchen. Comment.

May, 2013


Pieing the competition: Bed-Stuy Saraghina’s coppa pizza joins the greats

Outside of Naples, Italy, the fiercest contest for best pizza is right here in Brooklyn. Comment.

Souping up business: Hipster bringing the bacon to Brooklyn

Not content to bring bacon soup only to the people of Williamsburg, a Williamsburg chef has rented a commercial kitchen in Bedford-Stuyvesant and partnered with an online food seller to bring his delectable dishes borough-wide. Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

Destroyed a week before opening, Jumpin’ Bean finally opens

The Storm of the Century couldn’t stop this bean from jumpin’! Comments (3).
Boerum Hill

Meat, skin, and fat: Mile End sandwich is a decadent delight

It is, amazingly, a chicken salad sandwich to brag about. Comment.

Fried chicken the Brooklyn way: New W’burg eatery serves up waffles, vegan option

A touch of Southern charm has landed on Bedford Avenue. Comment.

April, 2013


Brooklyn’s backyards: The best restaurants with outdoor seating and eating

Any minute now — it’s going to be time for some al fresco dining. Comment.
Carroll Gardens

From fried chicken to pho

Southern cooking isn’t too far off from Southeast Asian. Comment.

Toros! Toros! Toros!

The Brooklyn food mantra is local, but the latest and greatest in Williamsburg shows another angle on the culinary culture of the borough: imports. Comment.
Park Slope

Noodles in the sky

Lunch can be an exercise in carb-dodging and the healthy option, like a salad, pales in comparison to the satisfying option: a steaming bowl of noodles. Comment.

March, 2013

Boerum Hill

Not another falafel

The lowly falafel sandwich doesn’t have the Brooklyn rep of the bagel or the pizza slice, but when it’s done right it very well might be the borough’s best cheap eat. Comment.

Stay up and eat up: Manhattan late-night eatery comes to Williamsburg

Drunk and hungry? A new Williamsburg eatery can solve one of those problems. Comment.

Tapping into beer at Torst

There’s more than 99 bottles of beer at this new Greenpoint brew bar — but you’re not going to see any of them on the walls. Nor will you see any decoration, for that matter. Comment.
Park Slope

Au revior, dairy! Slope French bistro goes kosher

When in Park Slope’s newest French restaurant, eat as observant Jews do. Comments (5).
Cobble Hill

Wake up, sheeple! Bar hosts shepherd’s pie-making contest

The pie’s the limit. Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Fine dining and yoga together? It’s no stretch

Om … Yum. Comment.

January, 2013


Don’t call it a fake-off: Bakers compete in vegan bake-off

It may be a vegan contest, but expect the competition to be bloodthirsty. Comment.
Cobble Hill

It’s the house special

New restaurant Battersby is fine dining in the living room. Comment.
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