Clinton Hill (Brooklyn)

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    The Five Best Things We Ate This Week

    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.

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Comfort Food and Whitman Influence The Runner, Now Open in Clinton Hill

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 25, 2013


    Lat time to party like it's 2013

  • Voice Choices

    June 19, 2013


    It’s an all-day block party
in Clinton Hill

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Chef Justin Bazdarich of Speedy Romeo Doesn't Like Ramps

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Poutine Reconsidered: Five Great Dishes at Three Letters in Brooklyn

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Arson Damages Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew, an Occupy Sandy Hub

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    A Grilled Pizza with Tomatoes and Ricotta

    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]

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2012

    Pain au Lait From Choice Market, Dish #80

    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.

  • Theater

    July 4, 2012

    Do You Know Jack?

    Hoi Polloi open their own new theater in Clinton Hill

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Speedy Romeo Dishes Up Some Yummy Baked Bivalves

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Clinton Hill's Brooklyn Victory Garden Is Now Serving Sandwiches

    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?

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Smoke Joint Team Expands to Clinton Hill

    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.

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    SoCo Fuses Itself to Clinton Hill

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2011

    Sunday Signs

    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?

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Cochinita's Tortillas Are Worth Crowing About

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Cochinita Brings Tacos to Clinton Hill

    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.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Our 10 Best West African Restaurants in NYC

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    OMG! Dough Donuts

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    This Week, Food Curated Literally Makes Us Drool

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Beny's Delice Has Morphed from a Walk-in Patisserie into a Full-Fledged Café

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    New York's "Hottest Subway Routes" Identified

    photo by Angela Pham, Refinery 29​Trendy 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Posts of the Week

    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 >>

  • Dining

    December 1, 2010

    Umi Nom Brings Filipino, Pan-Asian Fare to Pratt

    May we interest you in some egg fetus?

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to The Darby; Goodbye to Marfa

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    With Dough, Choice Market Will Enter the Doughnut Business

    Just a Temporary Measure/Flickr​Apparently 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.

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Eating the Gestated Duck Egg Called Balut at Umi Nom

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Brooklyn Victory Garden Brings Local Food to Clinton Hill

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Greene Hill Co-op in Clinton Hill to Host Membership Drive This Sunday

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Beny's Delice: New Pastry Shop in Clinton Hill

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Mago Creperie Brings More Frenchie-French to Clinton Hill

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Buka; Sarah DiGregorio at Mrs. Kim's

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Buka Gets a Liquor License in Time for the Big Ghana-Uruguay Match

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Original Cirque Chef Dies; Morimoto Goes Kosher (for a Day)

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Happy Hour at The Speakeasy in Clinton Hill: $3 Draft Beer, $5 Martinis

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Is Clinton Hill Neighborhood Bar LOX Closed?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Urban Vintage to Bring Housewares & Coffee to Clinton Hill

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Assemblyman Targets 65 Brooklyn Condos for Affordable Housing, Homeless Shelters

    ​Sixty-five newly-built condos in central Brooklyn are in financial distress or heading towards foreclosure, according to a

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Organic Groceries Come to the Other Park Avenue

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Brooklyn Bicycle Sting Shows Bike Lanes a Mixed Blessing

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    This Week in Closings

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    Wallabout: New Dive Bar Frontier

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    Take the Spitzer Sex Scandal Tour of New York City

    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 >>

  • NYC Life

    December 20, 2005

    The Scene in Park Slope

    Your Barista on Strike Day? Pregnant and walked almost two hours from East New York

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