NYC is experiencing a golden era in wine, as retailers have access to more wines from more importers from the farthest reaches of the globe than ever before. As I set out to distill those retailers down to a forthcoming list of the 10 best (which will build on last year's list), I reached out to the ... More >>
We get antsy in the summer, and it takes very little convincing to get us to commit to a long midday meal away from our desks. And so a few days ago, we headed out to Carroll Gardens to check in on lunch at Nightingale 9.
A sea worthy clam shack
Num Pang opened its third outpost on Wednesday near Flatiron. This Cambodian-inspired sandwich shop will have a beer and wine license, and a few new items have appeared on the menu: rice bowls with pork or grilled fish, and vermicelli noodle bowls topped with egg, peanuts, and coconut shrimp, pork ... More >>
After Columbia University expanded in Manhattanville, 34-year-old Floridita was forced to move from its Columbia-owned location. But the Caribbean joint reopened just a few blocks away at 12th Avenue and 125th Street in the same building as Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. They're serving up the same grub from t ... More >>
GRK is a new Greek restaurant that opened in the Financial District on September 10. The menu showcases two Greek classics: yeero and yogurt. The yeero is a wrap filled with slowly rotated, spit-roasted meat. It's is layered onto a warm pita and dressed with different interpretations of tzatziki, th ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes to Eat Now: #97, Hamburger Special at Colador Cafe | #98, Snow Fungus from Palais de Sweet]
Arabesque, a Morrocan restaurant and lounge, has just opened in Midtown. [Diner's Journal] A new branch of Hakkasan, a trendy restaurant chain with outposts in Dubai, Mumbai, and Miami, has just opened in Midtown. [Zagat] The Franks have turned the delicatessen and provision store next to Prime Me ... More >>
Is the F train your train? Do you hate it, or love it, or love to hate it? This "love/hate ode to the F train" from Matthew Wollin, 24, attempts to capture the mix of emotions, from appreciation to confusion to horror, that we associate with our twice-plus daily ride on the train of our choice (or ... More >>
Last summer, Seersucker began peddling its brand of "marginally healthier, WASP-ish Southern food" to the denizens of Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill. They gobbled it right up, and made Seersucker a success. Successful enough, in fact, to spin itself off.
The Mafia is out of commission. Rather, the Mafia Commission, the caucus of leaders of the five main crime families, apparently hasn't met in 25 years. Cue "disorganized crime" joke. [NYDN] A tornado warning has been issued for parts of Georgia as the death toll from recent twisters rises to 17. ... More >>
Inspired by its time in Brooklyn, the bistro returns to Manhattan
They don't pet animals here—they eat 'em
Bud_spencer/flickrNot on the menu at Diego.Diego, the Mexican restaurant in Carroll Gardens that Ivy Stark of Dos Caminos was rumored to be being involved in -- which she proceeded to vehemently deny -- is opening this Sunday for dinner service.
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. La Taqueria in Park Slope has closed completely after downsizing from sit-down restaurant to takeout joint in October. [Eater] East Village vegan café the Little Bird appears to be closed and ... More >>
BrownstonerLucali's Henry Street point of origin.Among the items on Community Board 2's January SLA meeting agenda: Lucali, the Carroll Gardens pizzeria renowned for both its pies and long lines to eat them, is branching out to Manhattan. Specifically, chef-owner Mark Iacono is planning to op ... More >>
No hacky sacks, but plenty of hearty grub on Court Street
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Bossa Nova Brazil in Hell's Kitchen has closed to make room for Flavor, which looks like it could be a martini bar. [Life with Food and Drink] Donald Sacks in Battery Park is closing do ... More >>
Ten NYC restaurants that stoke the oven with wood&emdash;how autumnal!
The Williamsburg Courier called a "bar-mageddon" this past week as Assemblywoman Joan Millman (D-Carroll Gardens) proposed a bill that would close all rooftop and backyard bars or outdoor seating at 11 p.m. on weekends and 10 p.m. on weeknights. City bars: What's your contingency plan?
The 4,500-square-foot city-owned La Marqueta market in Harlem will now house Hot Bread Kitchen, a non-profit bakery that trains low-income immigrant women in culinary skills. [Wall Street Journal] It still does not take reservations, but Prime Meats in Carroll Gardens now takes credit cards ... More >>
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Austria Uncorked Tribeca Rooftop May 5, 6-9 p.m. The hills (read: a New York City rooftop) will be alive with the taste of Austria's best wines, paired with dis ... More >>
The JakeWalk lets the sun shine in.If you drop by the JakeWalk in Carroll Gardens on a Monday or Tuesday around five, you can enjoy the first hour of its weekday 5-7 happy hour by yourself. To keep things simple, there's just one deal: $2 off everything. That means that The River, a cocktail ... More >>
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 >>
Brownstoner.comLa Petite Crevette will get a boozy new neighbor.Carroll Gardens locals and visitors to Neil Ganic's La Petite Crevette will have no doubt come across the coffee shop located down the block from the miniscule seafood restaurant, which is located above the BQE on Hicks Street. G ... More >>
It looks like Whole Foods is finally doing something to the site at Third Street in Gowanus where it's been sort of planning to build a store for months now. The Carroll Gardens Diary got ahold of a letter sent to WF stakeholders and community groups detailing the chain's plans to begin parti ... More >>
We are grateful for the Times unemployment map, which shows what New York neighborhoods are doing best and worst in these parlous economic times, though most of its findings come as no shock. The big loser is unsurprisingly East New York (also murder rate increase leader) with 3rd-quarter un ... More >>
Josh Bernstein spells it all out. On a gorgeous Sunday afternoon, 23 beer lovers met in Sunset Park to embark on a day of heavy drinking. Waiting for everyone to arrive, beer writer Joshua M. Bernstein held a sign he made out of trash that said, "Hey! It's a HOMEBREW TOUR." Bernstein playe ... More >>
Swine flu hasn't killed anyone in New York yet -- but raccoon roundworm has left one teenager blind in one eye and brain-damaged an infant in Brooklyn. (The Daily News informs us "The disease had previously been incorrectly called Raccoon Ringworm.") This illness is transmitted by raccoon feces, an ... More >>
The Toll Brothers, who want to build
Dumplings! They come five to an order ($3.50), but I ate one on the way home. Eton Chan is making some very nice dumplings at his new shop in Carroll Gardens. The storefront is small, with just a few stools by the window. The small kitchen sits in the middle of the room, behind a counter, so you ca ... More >>
The good news is, after a long bureaucratic delay, the Red Hook Park food vendors should be back at work this weekend. The bad news is, they may have to charge you more. The Brooklyn Paper reports that, thanks to a City crackdown on their facility requirements -- which, one vendor told the paper, c ... More >>
It's big, it's electric, and it makes me wet. Only $600, at Sears.
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