Beer. Wine. Shots. Whatever your pleasure, toast the end of February -- and the eventual end of the polar vortex -- at these cost-conscious watering holes.
The first day of a new year brings with it hope, resolutions, and, depending on the previous night's festivities, a well-seasoned hangover. While sleep and caffeine are sound weapons of choice, there's perhaps no better fix than the hair of the dog, and perhaps no better combating cocktail than the ... More >>
It's been a slow, uphill battle, but more and more, Brooklynites are winning rounds over Manhattanites in the "my-place-or-yours" social gathering predicament. And while vaguely loftier apartments or fair neighborhood rotation might be at play, you can't negate the charming restaurants in the boroug ... More >>
Cars began clogging the intersection at the corner of Union and Bond Streets last evening around dusk to gawk at what appeared to be a U-Haul trailer made of glass. Atop the transparent truck stood various chefs in formal wear, vigorously cranking an enormous gear before screaming, "Fire in the hole ... More >>
In an era when insane opening hype damns many restaurants to short lifespans, it's nothing short of miraculous to see spots that have survived decades. One of those old-timers, Marco Polo Ristorante, opened as a Carroll Gardens destination restaurant for classic Italian back in 1983. The restaurant ... More >>
For the past two years, the inhabitants of Brooklyn's finest nabes have been without a major transportation hub. But that'll all end today.
The team behind Seersucker and Smith Canteen open a noodle shop
A few months ago, we learned that the MTA would bow to the demands of everyone and finally take a look at the dreaded G train. You know, the Crosstown Express, the green one, the one that comes whenever the hell it wants. A full line review and decision will come in July and, if yesterday's news is ... More >>
In October, we heard about a homeless shelter immediately opening in Carroll Gardens, much to the dismay of local residents. Since August, the Department of Health Services personnel had been (and continue to be) overwhelmed with the accelerating rate of the homeless population, unable to find space ... More >>
Solange steps out from Beyoncé's shadow
Like most gentrified neighborhoods in New Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens looked completely different only a decade ago. There were no coffee shops or strollers on Smith Street and the brownstones were not obsessively recognized for their aesthetic charm just yet. It was a lower-income neighborh ... More >>
Plum Pizzeria has shuttered on Second Avenue. No notice on their accounts. They opened in 2010 and an applicant by Alder Restaurant LLC was on the August docket to take over the space. [EV Grieve] Pomodora, the pizzeria on Second Avenue between 10th Street and 11th Street might be closed. Last mon ... More >>
This way-downtown burger is a paragon of juiciness. [See More 10 Bests: Eats in Carroll Gardens | Hell's Kitchen Restaurants | Doughnuts] If America had a signature dish, what would it be? I think it must be the hamburger. And who doesn't adore a juicy ground patty of beef, lamb, turkey, seafood, ... More >>
[See More Clip of the Day: Awesome Dramatic Readings of Yelp Reviews | How to Drink Wine While Hula Hooping | Food Scenes from Mexico] The team from Battersby in Carroll Gardens stars in the latest edition of Vice's Munchies. Co-chefs Walker Stern and Joseph Ogrodnek show off their celtuce, discuss ... More >>
Treats TruckLife is better with cookies.Some sweet news this Friday afternoon: Treats Truck is expanding their bakery business and will open a brick-and-mortar location in Brooklyn. Oatmeal jammy and brownie fans, rejoice!
Next week is Shark Week, when the Discovery Channel tries to educate the public about this noble animal by airing shows like "Killer Sharks" and "Jaws of the Pacific," because, as everyone knows, the best way to motivate the public to protect an oft-threatened species is to make people death ... More >>
photo by Adam SchleimerFried chicken never felt so good.With all the love New York City has for anything southern-fried these days, you'll surely want to give it up for the victims of the onslaught of deadly tornadoes that hit the Southern United States in mid-April.
When he was in the kitchen at Chinatown's Hwa Yuan restaurant, Shorty Tang cooked some of the most legendary cold sesame noodles in the city's culinary history. For a few brief, precious hours this afternoon, his grandsons Casey and Gilley are resurrecting the dish in honor of Chinese New Yea ... More >>
beckendorf/flickrLobster, lobster, everywhere.The Red Hook Lobster Pound is about to have a pretty big Saturday. First, you can find them at the New New York Street Fair on 3rd Street between Bond and Hoyt in Carroll Gardens, where GreenHomeNYC will be teaching folks how to install and plant ... More >>
A roundup of "nouveau soda" places pouring fresh, housemade pop includes the Brooklyn Farmacy in Carroll Gardens and Northern Spy Food Co. in the East Village. [NY Magazine] In Arkansas, where they have been growing giant watermelons since the 1920s, a hot, dry summer could hinder the growth ... More >>
Prospect Heights' loss is Carroll Gardens' gain.Goods, the gourmet grocer slated to open last fall in Prospect Heights, has finally given up on the Underhill Avenue space it rented last summer. Legal issues with the building kept delaying the opening, eventually leading the owners to throw in ... More >>
Carroll Gardens' Buttermilk Channel has an entire menu dedicated to meatless dishes, so it's not surprising to find fine vegetarian fare at the restaurant. What is surprising, though, is just how extraordinarily delicious this simple plate of pasta manages to be.
via the New York Times/ Suzanne DeChilloHe's an entrepreneur, he loves pets, he lives in Carroll Gardens, and he earns enough to comfortably afford an iPad. Too good to be true, right? Yes, yes, of course.
Yesterday we brought news of No. 7 Sub Shop's new breakfast sandwiches. Now, two other restaurants have announced new breakfast hours: Carroll Gardens' Buttermilk Channel will serve Saturday brunch, and Soho's Salume will open for breakfast at 7:30. At the former, you can wake up with an o ... More >>
Key to the City, a project by artist Paul Ramirez Jonas, kicked off last Thursday at their kiosk in Times Square. The venture has had a huge turnout so far -- with lines closing early on account of all the wannabe key-bearers. We tried to attain one of the hot-commodity keys twice before maki ... More >>
Seersucker may have opened in Carroll Gardens only two weeks ago, but it's already made a noteworthy contribution to the world of vegetarian entrées.
Given the number of local/artisanal/seasonal Brooklyn businesses that have sprouted over the past few years (to say nothing of the past few months), it was only a matter of time before someone noticed that a) there were a lot of them and b) barring Twitter, attempting to keep up with their pr ... More >>
Friday afternoon is upon us. And so it is time to cast a gimlet eye towards the best posts of the past few days: We ranked Our 10 Worst Food Show Hairstyles. We discovered the true origins of Hawaiian pizza. Luke's Lobster's Luke Holden talked seafood, $30 rolls, and Maine pride.
scaredy_kat/FlickrA South Brooklyn specimen.Last November, we learned that South Brooklyn Pizza was crossing the river from Carroll Gardens to open a new outpost in the East Village. It looks like it'll be opening its doors for take-out, sit-down, and delivery this Monday. Per a release, the ... More >>
A Korean-born chef who used to work at Le Bernardin is the first food truck cook to be named one of Food & Wine magazine's Best New Chefs. [Reuters] Why you won't hear Jamie Oliver cursing out any chubby kids in Virginia: "I don't approve of [chefs] who swear... Sometimes you feel it's their ... More >>
More pizza Strolling south on Smith Street from Carroll Gardens toward the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Gowanus Canal, you stumble across this fledgling brick oven pizza joint, on a very industrial block across from a car wash and next to an eccentrically decorated notary office. It's j ... More >>
Steampunks scare you in style
Dole Food has filed the paperwork to go public, the second time it has done so after going private in 2003. The company, currently owned by LA billionaire David Murdock, hopes to raise $500 million. [NY Times] Since Whole Foods CEO John Mackey publicly criticized President Obama's health car ... More >>
Turgut Balikci, who owns such UWS establishments as Bella Luna and AYZA, has opened Bar Luna, a wine bar serving small plates. Jacques Belanger, who has worked at Tom Valenti's restaurants, has taken over the kitchen since would-be chef Sean Chudoba, who formerly helmed AYZA, dropped out of the proj ... More >>
Brownstoner tells us that the Columbia Waterfont District -- that nabe across the BQE from Carroll Gardens; landmarks, Korhogo 126 and the salt pile (hey, we used to live there, too -- this is turning into a theme day) -- will be "included in the Carroll Gardens re-zoning process" going forward, per ... More >>
What, they're not done voting yet? Fat lines reported in Williamsburg, Carroll Gardens, Flatbush, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope -- you get the idea (but not so much in Van Cortlandt Village). Turnout also remains heavy in the real America, as shown by an old lady in a lawn chair in Louisiana, a "flo ... More >>
No Land Grab and Atlantic Yards Report ride herd on rapacious developers every day. But other Brooklyn blogs are doing their bit. Gowanus Lounge keeps us posted on the campaign to prevent Bill Stein from building a 70-foot edifice in Carroll Gardens. (Stein suffered a reversal from the local Communi ... More >>
Forget the doomed chickenshere's art!
It's m'hammer time at small and cozy Red Hook Moroccan
Cops in Carroll Gardens are hustling schoolkids onto trains. Police call it protection. Parents call it harassment.
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