Dish no. 64: The Black Chocolate Stout Float at The Chocolate Room (269 Court Street, Cobble Hill, 718-246-2600)
For this week's review, I headed to the border of Bushwick and East Williamsburg to try Kedija Srage's vegan Ethiopian cuisine at Bunna Cafe (1084 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn; 347-295-2227). Her vegan interpretations of tibs and wots, using mushrooms in place of meat and olive oil in place of butter, ... More >>
See cutting-edge works at catch
When one restaurant's doors close another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: a gluten-free creperie opens in Cobble Hill, the owners of Buttermilk Channel open a French bistro in Brooklyn, and S ... More >>
Important discussions and decisions have a new home in Congress (208 Court Street, Brooklyn), a drinkery opening today on Court Street in Cobble Hill. Owners Lauren Weisstein and Anatoly Dubinsky met 10 years ago when Weisstein started bartending at Dubinsky's Soda Bar in Prospect Heights before mov ... 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 >>
(Video via instagram user AlwaysBeenMad) Yes. Your eyeballs, your weather apps, and the frenzied squeakings of everyone on every social media site may be believed: it's snowing. In Central Park, the rain changed to snow around 6:40 a.m. The weather forecast calls for light snow in every borough thi ... More >>
They may have nixed a scene in Nolita's Little Cupcake Bakeshop, but the Girls crew was spotted shooting at Sugar Shop on Baltic Street this morning. The Cobble Hill sweets emporium is becoming a favorite set location--Paul Rudd was also seen filming there last year.
A square of tomatoey goodness When a new type of pizza arrives in town, expanding the city's already far-flung pizza boundaries, it's an occasion to sit up and take notice, whatever the source might be. [See More Taste Tests: Checking Out the New Breakfast at Rosemary's in the Village | David's Ne ... More >>
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It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. Know of any restaurants or bars opening or closing? Drop us a line. Andy Ricker is shutting down Pok Pok Wing on Rivington Street. But don't worry, it will be replaced with Pok Pok Phat Thai, where he will be serving four different types of pad thai. [New York Ti ... More >>
Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know.
Beets and goat cheese as a combination may be lowbrow-despicable, joining meatballs and anything with truffle oil as over the hill, over-saturated, and oft mocked menu items. However, beets aren't leaving the table anytime soon, in fact, it's tempting to say they're making a comeback. Fortunately ... More >>
A fine spin on Brooklyn fare in Cobble Hill
The shark-infested waters of New York City's restaurant industry are not for the faint of heart. In case you're into keeping tabs, here is a list of those who took the leap and opened new establishments and those who were forced to bow out this month.
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.
Yesterday, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes indicted a scheming PTA treasurer who embezzled $100,000 from a Cobble Hill elementary school that was very popular with parents in the upscale neighborhood. Providence Hogan served as PTA treasurer at P.S. 29 in Cobble Hill from 2006 until last y ... More >>
Since it opened in 2006, Stinky Bklyn has made Cobble Hill a veritable curd nerd utopia, and now, the fragrant earthly paradise has expanded its square footage.
This week in the Voice, Larry Blumenfeld chronicles Grammy-winning pianist Arturo O'Farrill's trip to Havana to, in his words, "complete a musical, spiritual, and cultural journey for my father." His father, Chico O'Farrill, was revered in the Jazz world, a "stone genius, on the level of Duke ... More >>
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 >>
Chef Andrew Karasz, formerly of Django, has recently opened Breukelen in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. The brand of seasonal, New American/Mediterranean cooking that Breukelen offers has become endemic in Kings County, but Breukelen stands out for the quality of its cooking. I hesitate to call it "c ... More >>
KinskiKinski in better and more well-trafficked days.Earlier today, Brownstoner spread word the imminent opening of Karloff, a "cafe with an Eastern European accent." Located on Court Street in Cobble Hill, its menu will feature latkes, pierogies, baked goods, soups, and fresh-squeezed juices ... More >>
But do not fear this new Yemeni place in Bay Ridge
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 >>
Brownstoner.comAfter months of plywood, Strong Place is expected to open tonight.Back in March, we spoke to Kenny Tufo about Strong Place, the restaurant he was planning to open with Jeff Lederman at 270 Court Street in Cobble Hill. At the time, Tufo, who is the chef at the neighborhood fixtu ... More >>
A new survey reveals that most people don't know how many calories they should consume in a day to maintain their current weight. [USA Today] An ongoing stalemate has led the European Commission to let national and local governments decide for themselves whether they will allow genetically m ... More >>
• There were no party crashers at the second Obama state dinner last night. But Eva Longoria Parker and Whoopi Goldberg were there, as well as "bold shades of fuchsia, tangerine and crisp blue." Also, White House Chief of Protocol Capricia Penavic Marshall fell on the steps, and Michelle go ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Blue Marble opened its first store on Atlantic Avenue two years ago, and followed that with a second ice cream shop in Prospect Heights. Now, it's set to broaden its little empire with a third store in Cobble Hill.
Whole Foods may not be coming to Gowanus anytime in the near future, but On Monday, Union Market will bring its own brand of aspirational grocery shopping to the neighborhood a few blocks north.
The beer pulls at Bar Great Harry, in Cobble Hill (click on picture to read them all). Yessiree Bob, tomorrow we put our asses on the line by naming Our 10 Best Beers.
Model trains travel from New York to the North Pole at Grand Central Station. Sadly, the bizarre holiday laser light show on the reverse zodiac roof of the main hall doesn't start until Monday. The holiday market is already going on.
Ever wondered why those brownstones down in Cobble Hill never have windows on their weirdly smooth brick sidewalls, even though it seems like a total wasted opportunity to easily engineer a whole lot more precious urban sunlight? Allow Norah Jones, her irate pop star-hating neighbors, and the ... More >>
L.A. Burdick, the artisanal chocolatier from Cambridge, Mass., opened a Manhattan outpost a few weeks ago. It will start serving pastries and wines in the next few weeks. [Eater] Robert Ribant of River Cafe has opened Cafe Mei Mei in Cobble Hill, a sleek "seasonal American" restaurant. Wine and be ... More >>
Danae Cappelletto, a former restaurant manager in her native Australia, has opened Travertine in the space formerly occupied by Little Charlie's Clam House on Kenmare Street. The menu, by Manuel Trevino, is Mediterranean. [NY Times] Hotelier Andre Balazs has introduced The Boom Boom Room, the firs ... More >>
When I woke up this morning, my ongoing sniffle had increased to a full-on sinus infection/cold. I decided only pho could save me. Sadly, I've been unable to find any pho near me in Fort Greene. The closest thing is Nicky's Sandwiches (311 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn) in Cobble Hill. I don't find the ... More >>
Gossip Girl author grows up
On Saturday, we slept all day. Like, literally all day. So we already hated ourselves, even before our two friends modeled the six dresses they bought (collectively) at the bird sale in Cobble Hill while we were drooling on a pillow. There are items at 25, 50, and 75% off from designers like Philip ... More >>
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