This is part two of a two-part interview with NYC's own Erin McCarthy, the 2013 World Brewers Cup Champion. Part one, which was posted a few weeks ago, covered his experiences, personal preferences, and thoughts on coffee's third wave. This week, the focus is on the future of coffee, and we conclude ... More >>
Need a relief from a stressful week at work? Take advantage of a mimosa or seven at one of these brunch spots.
A quarter pound of fatty brisket plus a side of mac n' cheese at Morgan's (267 Flatbush Avenue, 718-622-2224), $8.50 Meat smoked the old-fashioned way and a host of Texas sides are on offer at this Prospect Heights BBQ joint.
Chilaquiles verdes from Pequeña (86 South Portland Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-643-0000), $8 Hit this duo of Mexican restaurants during the daytime hours, and you'll find a number of cheap items -- and the chilaquiles are excellent.
You might have heard a collective cheer when Chavela's, a popular Prospect Heights shack serving pan-Mexican food, upgraded to a larger space in Crown Heights during the summer of 2011.The old Chavela's space wasn't much bigger than a walk-in closet, and the eatery was forced to do most of its busin ... More >>
A few months ago, we learned that the MTA would bow to the demands of everyone and finally take a look at the dreaded G train. You know, the Crosstown Express, the green one, the one that comes whenever the hell it wants. A full line review and decision will come in July and, if yesterday's news is ... 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.
Reynards, from restaurateur Andrew Tarlow and chef Sean Rembold, opened early last week in the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. The menu is similar to what's being served at Marlow and Diner -- the big difference is that there is a wood-fired oven and grill in the kitchen. [Eater NY] The Korean-inspire ... More >>
According to data released to us by OkCupid, some New York City neighborhoods are more likely to make connections on the dating site than others. This may seem intuitive in some ways, but it's better to know these things for sure, right? After all, just like that map that tells us where the single m ... More >>
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. Mega-restaurateur and convicted felon Jeffrey Chodorow has launched Kutsher's, a Catskill-resort-culture-influenced resto in Tribeca. The menu includes pastrami ... More >>
Wootang01 / FlickrSoon in restaurant formThe Kimchi Taco Truck is joining mobile eateries like the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, the Mexicue Truck, and the Souvlaki GR Truck in the brick-and-mortar club, with its new restaurant Kimchi Grill. The Brooklyn Ink profiles owner Phillip Lee, who plans ... More >>
Chantal MartineauAnother shrimp on the BK? While the rest of us kicked back and enjoyed the long weekend, the folks from Sunburnt Cow were busy at work, as evidenced by the signage for the new Sunburnt Calf in Brooklyn that went up on Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights.
Neil Conway/FlickrRamen - and its attendant fanaticism - has made its way to Prospect Heights, courtesy of two Morimoto alums.
Nothing fancy at the Bearded Lady.Last month, we told you about the Bearded Lady, which was getting ready to grace Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights. Now, the bar has announced its soft opening tomorrow night.
Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. The drink: Vodka Ting The bar: Woodwork (583 Vanderbilt Avenue, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, 718-857-5777) The price: $8 Ingredients: Vodka, Ting Soda, and lime.
Freakiness afoot in Prospect Heights.A bar and restaurant proposed on Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights appears to have gotten the green light after facing some opposition earlier this year.
Last week, Ample Hills Creamery became an early victim of its own success when it ran out of ice cream a mere four days after opening for business. But fortunately for Prospect Heights residents/obsessive foodies/the lactose-tolerant, it will reopen tomorrow at noon. That's according to The B ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema has a gastropub revelation at Dean Street in Prospect Heights, where chef Mike Franzetti "illustrates state-of-the-art principles in gastropub menu construction." Lauren Shockey heads to Bi Lokma for Turkish "chow just like babaanne--er, granny--used to make." ... More >>
Almost two months to the day after Brian Smith described to us exactly how a vat pasteurizer works, Ample Hills Creamery is open for business. This news comes courtesy of Diner's Journal, which adds that, as we had earlier reported, the Prospect Heights shop will also offer ice cream cakes an ... More >>
Wine, statCornelius in Prospect Heights has long been a neighborhood favorite for its $1 oysters at happy hour. Now that it has added wine on tap to its repertoire, locals have even more reason to flock there at the end of the workday.
Chantal MartineauA Manhattan burger in Brooklyn.Tavern on Dean in Prospect Heights was nothing to sneeze at: a decent neighborhood bar with sports on TV, beer on tap, and a surprisingly good brunch. It's been replaced with Dean Street Café, which, from the outside, doesn't look too different ... More >>
Let pakoras chase away the post-holiday blues.As Floyd Cardoz of the now-defunct Tabla told us last week, Indian food in New York City is changing. But for a neighborhood like Prospect Heights, which doesn't have much in the way of fare from the subcontinent, a good old-fashioned curry joint ... More >>
The view from Thirstbaràvin.After several delays, the long-awaited wine bar by natural wine purveyors Thirst Wine Merchants, has finally arrived. Thirstbaràvin (a take on the French term for wine bar: bar à vin), opened at 629 Classon Avenue in Brooklyn last week.
Photo courtesy of Ample Hills CreameryAmple Hills founder Brian Smith, with cart.Lucas Fine Foods may have closed its doors after only six months of business, but Ample Hills Creamery, the mighty fine ice cream company that operated out of the Park Slope gourmet store, will live on.
Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Robe ... More >>
Nice, but will it be able to do this?When it opens in November, Tribeca's Weather Up will take cocktail geekery to levels previously unseen here in the city: it will make and harvest its own ice.
A Brooklyn bartender was stabbed outside the Branded Saloon on Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights after his dog became entangled with that of an ex-con. [NY Daily News] Sam Sifton remembers Shorty Tang, the inventor of sesame noodles as we know it, after seeing Tang's biography posted on ... More >>
Beginning today, the Department of Health is implementing its new letter-grading system, which will require restaurants throughout the city to display their grades -- A, B, or C -- near their entrances.
Prospect Heights' loss is Carroll Gardens' gain.Goods, the gourmet grocer slated to open last fall in Prospect Heights, has finally given up on the Underhill Avenue space it rented last summer. Legal issues with the building kept delaying the opening, eventually leading the owners to throw in ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Yakitori Torys, sister restaurant to Yakitori Totto and the newly opened Totto Ramen, closed over the weekend, and is reopening as Hidechan, a ramen restaurant, immediately. [Eater] Th ... More >>
Bourbon-glazed wingsOther than the wagon wheel hanging from the ceiling, a cow skull grinning from one wall, and a few other thematic touches, it's hard to see what's so country, or cowboy, or honky tonk about Branded Saloon, the new bar and snack spot on Vanderbilt in Prospect Heights.
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. The Doghouse Saloon on the Lower East Side has closed temporarily for renovations. The bar is expected to reopen June 1 with a Grand Reopening party. [Bowery Boogie] The Dog Ear Tavern, ... More >>
Open wideA bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich is one of the fleeting joys of summer eating, but Flatbush Farm in Park Slope/Prospect Heights has built a better BLT, one that can be eaten year-round and by vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
Is there country a-brewin' behind this door?Deborah Bicknese first applied for the liquor license for the space across the street from her Prospect Heights tapas bar, Beast, back in 2007. The vision for 603 Vanderbilt Avenue was of a country-and-western bar serving up brown liquors, craft bee ... More >>
It is Friday afternoon. And thus time for a look back at the best posts of the past week: Tabla's Floyd Cardoz talked about misconceptions about Indian food, the state of Indian restaurants in America, and culture shock in the kitchen. We ranked Our 10 Most Overrated Restaurants. Anita Lo's Annis ... More >>
brokelyn.comNo bullshit: proper imperial pints at Washington Commons.The chocolate lab is wagging its tail, but not because of the $2 off everything -- a rotating selection of beers on tap and a healthy whiskey list -- at Washington Commons in Prospect Heights. Or maybe that is the reason. Th ... More >>
Penny House Cafe comes to Prospect Heights.Is Washington Avenue poised to be the next Vanderbilt Avenue? Perhaps. A walk down the Prospect Heights thoroughfare revealed that Penny House Cafe (732 Washington Ave.) is "coming soon." Sitting pretty next to a run-down NSA Foodmarket, the small ca ... More >>
ABC NewsPolice in Brooklyn are looking for the driver in a hit-and-run accident which injured two young women crossing Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights at 4:30 this morning. Investigators say the green Acura, its windshield caved in and side mirror missing, was later found abandoned two ... 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.
Kick it at Woodwork in Prospect Heights.Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights may still be buzzing over the arrival of Saul Bolton's Vanderbilt, but that's no reason not to forge ahead with new sleek, minimalist spaces serving small plates in a hipstervore environment. The latest is Woodwork: ... More >>
We've seen SkyWatch -- those E-Z-assembly conning towers NYPD erects to get an overview of troubled neighborhoods -- in many parts of Brooklyn, including Dumbo, Prospect Heights, and Gerritsen Beach. They usually go up when and where crime is perceived to be a bigger problem than usual. Today NYC th ... More >>
The margherita pie at Cataldo's (click to enlarge) Cataldo's--a new Italian restaurant at Vanderbilt and Dean on the fringes of Prospect Heights--is hard to figure out. It's so brightly lit, that it shines like a beacon to cars zooming by on Atalntic Avenue one block away. While this may be go ... More >>
A rant about the threat to real fried chicken in Brooklyn