Prospect Heights (Brooklyn)

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    An Early Taste of the Dishes of Choice Eats

    In just a few short hours, we'll open the doors to our seventh annual Choice Eats tasting event, and you'll have the chance to sample the goods of more than 80 restaurants from around the boroughs. In the lead-up to the party, we've been previewing the dishes from our Choice Eats participants (see i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Great NYC Coffeeshops and an Explanation of Pricing From Coffee Champ Erin McCarthy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    Weekend Brunch at Dojo, Divine Restaurant, Elberta, and North Square

    Need a relief from a stressful week at work? Take advantage of a mimosa or seven at one of these brunch spots.

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Morgan's Fatty Brisket and Mac n' Cheese, Our Cheap Eat of the Day

    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.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Pequeña's Chilaquiles Verdes, Our Cheap Eat of the Day

    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.

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    At Chavela's, Order the Torta

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    New G Train Ridership Stats Prove Why a Full Line Review Is Needed ASAP

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Meatball Pie from Rosco's, Dish #40

    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.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Say Hello to Kimchi Taco, Reynards

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Say Hello to Kutsher's, Konditori

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Kimchi Taco Truck Soon Launching Kimchi Grill

    Wootang01 / FlickrSoon in restaurant form​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Signage Is Up at the New Sunburnt Calf BK

    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.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Chuko Will Bring Ramen to Prospect Heights

    Neil Conway/Flickr​Ramen - and its attendant fanaticism - has made its way to Prospect Heights, courtesy of two Morimoto alums.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    The Bearded Lady Set to Soft Open in Prospect Heights Tomorrow Night

    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.

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    What to Drink at Woodwork: The Vodka Ting

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    It Looks Like a Bearded Lady Will Grace Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights

    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.

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Ample Hills Will Reopen Tomorrow at Noon

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Dean Street; Lauren Shockey at Bi Lokma

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Ample Hills Creamery Is Now Open and Pasteurizing Dairy

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Cornelius Gets a New Chef, Wine on Tap

    Wine, stat​Cornelius 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.

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Dean Street Café Delivers a Mean Burger with a Dash of Manhattan Madness to Prospect Heights

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Sapid Indian Food Delivers Subcontinental Standards to Prospect Heights

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Thirstbaràvin: Prospect Heights Gets a Natural Wine Bar (& Fancy Coffee)

    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.

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Ample Hills Creamery Will Open Its Own Shop on Vanderbilt Avenue

    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.

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Weather Up to Harvest Its Own Ice In-House

    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.

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Bartender Stabbed Outside the Branded Saloon; South Korea Suffers Kimchi Shortage

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Restaurant Letter Grading Officially Kicks Off Today

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Gourmet Grocer 'Goods' Gives Up on Prospect Heights, Now Opening in Carroll Gardens as 'Court Street Grocers'

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Hidechan; Goodbye to Yakitori Torys

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Branded Saloon in Prospect Heights

    Bourbon-glazed wings​Other 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.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to The Commodore, Goodbye to The Dog Ear Tavern

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Winter BLT With Smoked Tempeh at Brooklyn's Flatbush Farm

    Open wide​A 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.

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Branded Cattle Saloon to Bring Honky-Tonk Vibe to Vanderbilt Ave.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Posts of the Week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Penny House Cafe to Add More Coffee & Pastries to Washington Avenue

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2010

    2 Brooklyn Women Injured in Early Morning Hit-and-Run

    ABC News​Police 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Blue Marble's World Is About to Get a Little Bigger

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Woodwork: Vanderbilt Avenue Gets a (Corn-free) "Sexy Soccer Bar"

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    SkyWatch Anti-Crime Tower Goes Up on Canal Street

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    New Bronx Beep Lives in Brooklyn, "Mixed" on Atlantic Yards

    As regular readers will have noticed, we are a little slow on the uptake sometimes, and didn't realize before now that new Bronx Beep Earl Brown (who replaced Adolfo Carrion, gone to join the Obama Administration) is actually a resident of Brooklyn, specifically Prospect Heights, the neighborhood th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    The Early Word -- Cataldo's

    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 good for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    A Fall Recipe from James, Brooklynite of the Moment

    Everyone loves James, the newish "seasonal-American restaurant with Old-World European influences" in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Even Our Man Sietsema adores it, and we know he isn't easy to impress. For this week's dining newsletter, writer Hailey Eber talked to James' chef, Bryan Calvert. Hailey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    Brooklyn Nightlife Increasingly Resembles Kansas, 1911

    Brooklyn Based runs through some of the Quizzo-style entertainments available in the hipper precincts. Union Hall in Park Slope has a "lawyer-by-day/comedian-by-night" who delivers comic lectures such as "The Firing of My High School Physics Teacher." The Bell House has Name That Tune with pop music ... More >>

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