Our edible escapades this week turned us on to a worthy brisket substitute at one of NYC's most popular Texas barbecue joints, a killer grilled cheese sandwich, and some addictive babaghanoush. Behold, the five best things we ate this week.
When Andrew Burman and company moved into the old Anima space on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill, they weren't sure just how to handle the six-foot wood oven left by the building's previous tenant. The restaurant they planned to open, The Runner (458 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-643-6500), wouldn't be ... More >>
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Justin Bazdarich worked as the opening chef at Perry Street and helped Jean Georges Vongerichten's Culinary Concepts launch 15 restaurants all over the world, but in 2012 he opened his own restaurant, Speedy Romeo, in an old auto-parts shop in Clinton Hill with longtime college friend Todd Feldman. ... More >>
Three Letters' revolutionary poutine replaces cheese curds with shelled mussels in the Quebecois classic, and then sluices the platter with mushroom gravy lite. This week, Counter Culture slides into Three Letters, a new bistro in Clinton Hill that seeks to render the usual bistro menu in Brooklyn ... More >>
In the early hours of Christmas Eve Day, flames tore through the front doors of St. Luke and St. Matthew, a Clinton Hill Episcopal church. The church has served as a distribution hub and operational headquarters for the Occupy Sandy relief operation for more than a month. The FDNY responded with mo ... More >>
We've come to the end of our 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown that led up to our Best Of NYC issue. (Go here to see the full 100!) Dish #1 is a tasty Brooklyn pie [See More 100 Dishes: The Story of Pozole | A Classic Rum Baba Done Right | Koong Chae Nam Pla at Chao Thai Too]
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.
Hoi Polloi open their own new theater in Clinton Hill
Speedy Romeo (376 Classon Avenue, 718-230-0061) opened up recently on the border of Bed Stuy and Clinton Hill, offering a menu of wood-fired pizzas, steaks, and grilled seafood in a cozy setting. The spot, which is named after one of the chef's family's racehorses, offers a selection of inventive p ... More >>
When you sell fresh bread, cheese, and cured meats, it doesn't seem like such a leap to slap these together into a sandwich. So, why did it take so long for Brooklyn Victory Garden to put one and one and one together?
Clinton Hill gets Smoked.Hot Bird, the converted garage bar and courtyard that feels like it's miles away from the barren Atlantic Avenue corner it sits on, is getting a new neighbor. The team behind Smoke Joint, Peaches, and Peaches HotHouse is setting up shop next door.
Inspiration: available in 100 or 70 proof.Another day, another restaurant proclaiming its allegiance to the American South, or at least its more deep-fried elements. The newest member of the confederacy is SoCo, a Clinton Hill establishment that takes its name from the likker bottle and its c ... More >>
Sandy Hook, New Jersey Here are a few of Fork in the Road's favorite signs of the last few weeks. Who knows what they really mean?
Chantal MartineauThe namesake taco. Cochinita, the new taco joint in Clinton Hill, is already causing quite a stir. The diminutive restaurant is often packed and would-be patrons have been spotted lingering outdoors when it's forced to close to, well, make more tortillas. We checked out the g ... More >>
Clinton Hill gets tacos.Clinton Hill is not quite at the gastro-charged level its more gentrified neighbor, Fort Greene, has attained just yet. But it's getting there. The latest addition to the resto roster is Cochinita (922 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, 917-749-7706), opening in June.
The peanut-dusted lamb kebabs called suya from northern Nigeria, available at Brooklyn's Buka In the late 80s, the typical Senegalese immigrant was a guy who furtively sold counterfeit watches and handbags on the street. He took his meals at temporary restaurants set up in SRO hotels rooms ... More >>
These donuts belong in an art museum. Last Friday, when Rebecca Marx put up her Fat Pants Friday, the subject was the dulce de leche donut at Dough. The new donut factory is situated in an obscure corner of Clinton Hill or Bed-Stuy, depending on who you talk to. The donut looked great, and ... More >>
DOUGH Donuts: A Far Cry From The Old Fashioned from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo. If you're looking to while away several minutes looking at images that will actually make you drool, check out Food Curated's newest installment: this week, Liza de Guia trains her lens on Dough, the new-ish Clinton Hill dough ... More >>
Chantal MartineauChouquettes are chouette. When Beny's Delice opened its doors last summer in Clinton Hill, neighbors welcomed its excellent pastries and fresh baguettes. The pint-sized patisserie has since become a fully functioning café and favorite hangout for locals seeking to sit with a ... More >>
photo by Angela Pham, Refinery 29Trendy fashiony site Refinery 29 has uncovered New York City's "Hottest Subway Routes" and is offering eye candy in the form of "36 Saucy Snaps" of attractive peoples discovered riding, waiting for, or frolicking about the trains. As a matter of public service ... More >>
At last it's Friday afternoon. As the day retreats into a shroud of seasonal gloom, it's time to look back on the week that was. Lauren Shockey, a lifelong New Yorker, lists her top ten childhood restaurants that still exist. Our Man Sietsema goes to Staten Island for some meat and murder. 'Brook ... More >>
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Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Cooper 35 Asian Pub, known for its $3 cocktails, will be torn down in the coming months to make room for a new Joe Sitt high-rise. [NYU News via Grub Street] CB Holding Corp. has filed for Cha ... More >>
Just a Temporary Measure/FlickrApparently the doughnut delirium gripping Zac Young is contagious: over in Clinton Hill, the folks at Choice Market are also planning to open a doughnut shop.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob. Every cuisine has its odd passion, and Philippine has its balut. The word refers to the gestated egg of a chicken or duck, which has been incubated for 10 to 19 days, depending on how funky you want it to get inside. Eati ... More >>
Calling all Clinton Hill locavores. Clinton Hill locavores who can't wait for the Greene Hill Co-op can breathe easy. Brooklyn Victory Garden rolled up the gate to its storefront for the first time last week, revealing its adorable contents to Fulton Street. The general store specializes in l ... More >>
whita/FlickrCalling all Clinton Hill locavores.Brooklyn Based has a great piece on new and forthcoming food co-ops in the borough. The Greene Hill Food Co-op in Clinton Hill, the Bay Ridge Food Co-op, and the Bushwick Food Co-op all hope to open their storefronts soon, but must first focus th ... More >>
Three pastries presented for your delectation (left to right): the very-Parisian thick flan deposited in a pastry shell, tiramisu using traditional lady fingers, and coffee eclair. "You know how far I used to have to go to get a pastry around here?" My friend from Clinton Hill said, gesturin ... More >>
Clinton Hill, Frenchified.Just weeks after Beny's Delice opened on Fulton Street in Clinton Hill, the neighborhood welcomes another French newcomer, Mago Crepes & Delices, which opened on Grand Street this past Monday. The narrow space, formerly occupied by Brown Betty, turns out sweet and sa ... More >>
This week in The Voice, Robert Sietsema sees his goat-head stew staring back at him at Buka in Clinton Hill, while Sarah DiGregorio finds that new neighborhood Korean Mrs. Kim's hits the mark in Greenpoint. Sam Sifton finds the food at The Lion okay, but complains that it "swapped the warm exclusiv ... More >>
Chantal MartineauBuka gets booze. It may be positioning itself as "the most authentic Nigerian restaurant" in the city, or so say the business cards, but Buka in Clinton Hill actually has more of a Brooklyn bar feel. Instead of your usual African restaurant accoutrements -- masks, colorful p ... More >>
Jean Vergnes, the chef who helped Sirio Maccioni open Le Cirque in 1974, died Thursday at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla at the age of 88. [NY Times] Wholesale food prices rose higher last month than they have in 26 years, according to the Labor Department. Vegetable prices, in particular ... More >>
Speakeasy's perfectly ordinary martini.If there's anything better than happy hour, it's two happy hours. The sandwich board outside The Speakeasy in Clinton Hill promises to double your pleasure (and, perhaps, tomorrow's pain) with two separate happy hours, the first from 4-7 p.m. and a bonus ... More >>
nytimes.comNo one home at LOX.The door has never been exactly welcoming at Clinton Hill's LOX bar. But the locals know the heavy steel prison door-like storefront is the gateway to a lovely neighborhood drinking hole. Now, the gate has been down at LOX for several weeks and no one is answerin ... More >>
Clinton Hillians will be able to eat, shop, and lounge at Urban Vintage. The storefront at the corner of Clifton Place and Grand Avenue in Clinton Hill has been vacant for some time now, but residents rejoiced during Christmas week when the place opened its doors to the public -- if only temp ... More >>
Sixty-five newly-built condos in central Brooklyn are in financial distress or heading towards foreclosure, according to a
Clinton Hill Blog brings news that a new organic grocery store is opening this week in the old Chocolate Factory building on Park Avenue. The store, called Fresh Fanatic, will be situated under the BQE, on the border between Clinton Hill and the Navy Yards. According to its owner, it will have a sus ... More >>
Heads up, bikers! The Brooklyn Paper tells us cops rang a cyclist sting in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill Friday and nailed 36 velocipedists for running red lights along those neighborhood's bicycle lanes. While they had them stopped, the cops also gave the cyclists summonses for minor infractions, su ... More >>
This week in closings, we say goodbye to a handful of smaller locales and wonder if certain spots deemed "under renovations" will ever reopen.It Does't Look Good:Café Martino (559 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn) [via Brownstoner]Frank White (936 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn)[via Clinton Hill blog]Pizza Lucca ... More >>
Robin Lester of Clinton Hill Blog finally went into the Navy Yard Lounge on Flushing Avenue. Her friends got patted down and her bag inspected, and there were "ladies in lingerie." It seems to have given her a grudging thrill. Josh Bernstein of the New York Press got there a few years earlier with h ... More >>
A new tour idea for those irritating double-decker tour buses: the Eliot Spitzer sex scandal NYC tour! See exotic sites such as: The roots of the Emperors Club VIP prostitution ring, in an apartment rented by Mark Brener in Middle Village Queens. ‘Hooker Booker’ Tameka Lewis’ apartment in ... More >>
Your Barista on Strike Day? Pregnant and walked almost two hours from East New York