Carroll Gardens

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Cheap Laughs:The Best Indie Comedy This Week, 4/16 - 4/22

    This week in Cheap Laughs, we meditate on why we've lived in New York so long, rock out to a Weezer cover band, and admire the killing powers of Jesus Christ. We also have shows starring filthy people, shows starring lady people, and shows starring real actual scientist people. We do it all. Here's ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 24, 2013

    The Cold Comfort of Chilled Soups

    Offering relief from the sweltering summer.

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Sir Robert Cafe, Old School Brooklyn and Maharaja Palace Now Open

    Another day, another spate of restaurant openings in New York City. Check out our round-up of hours-old joints that are the latest to make entrance into this town's dining scene plus a bonus coming attraction.

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    New Restaurant Reviews: Cafe Cluny, Nightingale 9

    Is it summer yet? Not quite. But our dining professionals found themselves in the kind of casually inviting spaces that seem to usher in the warm weather (at least, we hope they will). Robert Sietsema checked in on longtime West Village favorite Cafe Cluny, while Tejal Rao ventured to Carroll Garde ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 24, 2013


    Follow the ferry to find out

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    New Restaurant Reviews: Interpretation of Dreams at Pearl & Ash; Outstanding Seafood at Kittery

    Spring is ripe with surprises (80 degrees, 40 degrees, you know the drill). This week, our professional eaters explored two curveball restaurants and were pleasantly delighted--though not equally--by each. Tejal Rao appreciated the food at Pearl & Ash more than the dark and noisy space on the Bowery ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 20, 2013

    Stock Dividends at Suzume and Ganso

    Two new Brooklyn ramen joints break the mold

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Xi'an Famous Foods Opens in Greenpoint; Three Letters in Clinton Hill

    Xi'an Famous Foods has devoted fans all over the city due to their diverse locations in the East Village, Flushing, and Chinatown. The famously cheap spot known for its cold skin noodles and lamb burgers is ready to conquer Brooklyn. On Saturday, Xi'an Famous Foods' doors will open on Beadel Street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Tejal Rao at Pig and Khao; Robert Sietsema at Chote Nawab

    Our own Tejal Rao visits former Top Chef contestant Leah Cohen's Lower East Side South Asian restaurant, Pig and Khao, and finds the outcome boisterous and inconsistent. While Cohen's ability to cook is evident in the noodle curry khao soi which is "full of quality crunch and chew," the crispy pata ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 21, 2012
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    August 3, 2012

    10 Best Eats in Carroll Gardens

    There's a lot of good eating in bustling Carroll Gardens, where the neighborhood's old Italian purveyor, Caputo's Fine Foods, supplies fresh mozzarella and bread to many of the new Southern-fried sandwich shops and young bistros. Here are my top spots at the moment to stop in for seriously good lunc ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 25, 2012

    Arthur on Smith: Mama's Duck-Fat Popcorn

    Joe Isidori brings Italian family cooking back to Carroll Gardens

  • Dining

    June 13, 2012

    Pok Pok Ny: Bangkok Pop, No Fetishes

    Andy Ricker draws Thai-food lovers to Truckland, Brooklyn

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    The Bourgeois Pig's Frank Cisneros on Forgotten European Spirits

    To create the sophisticated drink menu at the new Bourgeois Pig in Carroll Gardens, Frank Cisneros has been delving into the often mysterious world of European liquor. He told us about his adventures tracking down some of the forgotten spirits and liqueurs from the Continent and mixing them back int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Say Hello to David's Tea, Buschenschank

    Here are some of the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. David's Tea, a Canadian chain, has set up shop on Bleecker Street. No word on whether pountine is served (which would be awesome). [FiTR]​ Walter Foods ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Lauren Shockey Goes 'Bowling' for Ramen

    This week in the Voice, Lauren Shockey samples the Japanese noodle soups at newcomers Chuko, Tabata, and Ramen by Liz BarclayMiso happy.​ Eric Asimov finds hits and misses at Saxon & Parole: "All told, one sits down to dinner at Saxon & Parole anticipating warmth, good times and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Sam Sifton's Vacated Shoes Have Probably Been Filled By...

    So long, Sifty​After two years as the Times food critic, Sam Sifton bid a heartfelt farewell to readers before riding off into the sunset (read: taking over the national desk). In his final review, he pronounced Per Se the best restaurant in the city. Yet, in his recap of two years on the job, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Neely's, Goodbye to Rockography

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Moran's has shuttered after 25 years in operation just two blocks south of the World Trade Center. Owners Brian and Abby Lydon cited business slowing after 9/11. [DNAInfo] The Carroll Gardens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Darna's Falafel Makes Sexytime in Cobble Hill

    Rebecca MarxHubba hubba.​Falafel doesn't typically remind people of something found on a Prince b-side, and perhaps that's as it should be. But it seems that the people behind Darna, a falafel bar set to open in Cobble Hill, feel otherwise.

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    David Chang Expands On Toronto Venture; Sam Talbot Wants Us to Focus on Food, Not Face

    ​Rocco Ancarola has broken off his partnership with Greenwich Village gastropub Rabbit in the Moon and is now working with Lavo. Rabbit was quickly sold and renamed The State Room. [NY Post] More details on David Chang's Toronto venture: The first floor will feature "some type of rendition of ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 23, 2011

    Breuckelen in Cobble Hill Does the King County Fare

    They don't pet animals here—they eat 'em

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Eater Gets Two New Restaurant Critics

    EaterLucy, enjoying pizza​Everyone's a critic these days, ourselves included! But this city's breed of restaurant reviewers keeps getting younger. First was Penelope Xin Yao Platt, daughter of New York magazine critic Adam Platt, who wrote up a four and a half star review of Ramen Takumi. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Calexico Carne Asada Will Go Al Fresco in Carroll Park

    ​Having conquered Greenpoint, Red Hook, the streets of Soho and Williamsburg, and Brooklyn Bridge Park, Calexico is expanding its kingdom to Carroll Park.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Our 10 Best BYOB Restaurants

    davidstanleyredfern.comWhy buy wine when you can bring your own?​Restaurants generally mark up wine bottles at three times the price they paid for them wholesale. Meaning that you, the customer, are getting screwed. Throw in some pricey cocktails and you're really in trouble. Hence the beau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Naidre's Carroll Gardens Will Be Replaced by the Maybelle Café

    Janice Pullicino​ Naidre's, the Carroll Gardens café beloved for its sandwiches, muffins, and very lenient laptop camping policy, has closed. A consummate neighborhood café that had been a fixture on Henry Street for years, it closed its doors last Wednesday after its owner, Jani ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Brooklyn Farmacy Brings Eggs, Cream to the Brooklyn Flea This Saturday

    Saucy Salad/FlickrBridge to the land of milk and U-Bet.​It's been more than a year since Sarah waged a battle of the egg creams between Russ & Daughters' and Katz's, but both Nikki Cascone's forthcoming Octavia's Porch and the folks at Brooklyn Farmacy are giving us all sorts of reason to want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: An Immigrant's Heart

    ​In this week's Village Voice, a (literally) bleeding-heart story: Julia Amparo-Alvarado, an illegal Guatemalan immigrant who escaped her country's internal strife for a better life, isn't well. The figurative nature of enlarged and battered heart manifested in the physical form. And now, beca ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 29, 2010

    Seersucker and Peaches HotHouse Bring a Little More Dixie to Brooklyn

    Some South for your mouth at two new restaurants

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Fultummy's: When Bad Hours Happen to Good Restaurants

    Sarah DiGregorioFultummy's chicken cutlet sandwich.​Back in April, Sarah DiGregorio proclaimed her affection for Fultummys, a new sandwich shop on the Red Hook/Carroll Gardens border. Lost City also enjoyed its "international" sandwiches, which it proclaimed "very good."

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Brooklyn Farmacy Rises From the Ashes of the Vermont Pharmacy

    Cobble Hill BlogThe Vermont Pharmacy, resurrected.​For years, the Vermont Pharmacy was a source of fascination and mystery to many residents of Carroll Gardens: boarded-up and neglected, it appeared as both a relic of a distant, more eccentric past and a monument to contemporary urban neglect. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Caputo Bakery's Lard Bread

    ​Caputo's Bakery on Court Street is 106-year-old hold-out from the time when Carroll Gardens was mainly an Italian neighborhood. James Caputo bakes the lard bread daily in the back room, the same way his great-great-great grandfather did when he opened the bakery. The loaves beckon from behind ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 17, 2009


    Channel your inner pilgrim . . . or turkey vulture

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    10 Brooklyn Restaurants Worth Going To; Eater Founders' Favorites

    ​Daniel Boulud reportedly raced back from the Entertains NYC event last week when he heard that a very recognizable Sam Sfton was at his flagship Restaurant Daniel. [NY Post] Costco has struck a deal with Tyson for testing for the pathogen E. coli. Costco will start buying beef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    At Last Night's CB2 SLA Committee Hearing...

    ...Josh Morgan (Houston's) and Robert Werhane (Dell'anima, L'Artusi) talked about their plans for the former Bar Q space at 308 Bleecker Street: Their "Chesapeake Bay-inspired fish house" will feature seasonal small bites and weekly specials. Morgan and Werhane have spent three years planning the co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Yelping the Buttermilk Channel

    Carroll Gardens' Buttermilk Channel (524 Court Street, Brooklyn) has been open about two months, and it's drawing raves from both Yelpers and professional critics. Chef Ryan Angulo (Stanton Social) and his comfort food earned five stars out of six from Time Out this week, and Yelpers have been equal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Quiet Hammerman Up for de Blasio's Council Seat

    Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn alerts us that Craig Hammerman has declared for the city council seat presumably to vacated by Bill de Blasio, who is running for Public Advocate. Hammerman has for 15 years been the District Manager of Community Board 6, and is a member of the New York Hall of Fame. Non ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Test-Driving Brooklyn Bread Cafe

    Lard breadBrooklyn Bread Café is a newish Italian bakery in Park Slope. The vibe is disconcertingly franchise-like (there's a second branch at 436 Court Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn) and the service is off-puttingly slow. But the fact that all the breads are expertly made in-house by a maste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    Midday Mashup: Shooting, Stabbing, Suing, Etc.

    Mayor Bloomberg's lawsuits against out-of-state gun owners may have inspired East Villager Calvin Gibson, who was shot by a schizophrenic man at Avenue D and East 7th Street in July. Gibson blames Craigslist in part for enabling the sale of a gun to his assailant, and is suing the website for $10 mi ... More >>

  • Music

    August 19, 2008

    Rainer Maria Alums Plot a Brooklyn Takeover

    Inventive, idealistic rockers stick it out in BoCoCa

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2008

    Growing Food without Knowing, Hope Breeds From Depths of Dirty Gowanus Canal, and 60 and Still Being Carded...

    San Francisco’s front yard is also being turned into a food haven for a Slow Food Nation festival. With worries of economic and food crises, your yard could provide much needed food in the future, and you don’t even have to touch dirt to make it happen. Companies in major cities such as My Far ... More >>

  • News

    July 29, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008


    Feel like indulging your apartment neurosis? Behold the Rentometer, to which spahagirl of Above The Doorframe tipped us. Rentometer seems to think the monthly on our godforsaken Brooklyn hellhole is "much lower than the median rent in your area. Your unit seems to be a great deal!"...

  • Art

    April 8, 2008
  • Books

    January 15, 2008

    Where NYC Writers Like to Drink

    Hey, Flann—At swim-two-bars

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    October 12, 2004
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    December 30, 2003

    Dog Runs

    Unleash the Hounds

  • NYC Life

    May 13, 2003

    Drinker's Paradise

    Chill Out With Frozen Daiquiris, Cool Coladas, Iced Vodkas, and Much, Much More

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    March 19, 2002
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