Another week, another round-up of dishes we think you should go eat right now. Set out for some $1 oysters, a killer stracciatella, or a shockingly good vegan cookie.
Another week, another stretch of gluttony. As we've eaten our way through numerous NYC establishments in the last seven days, we've loved cold noodles, sausage and grits, and a Japanese ice cream parfait. Here's what we've been digging around town.
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 >>
Yesterday the city's department of transportation quietly added planned CitiBike stations to its bike share service map. Most of the new stops are clustered in North Brooklyn, with a few in far west Queens. That's right, if you live in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, or Long Island Cit ... More >>
As another week comes to a close, we've gathered some news about things that are just getting started. Here's a look at what's happening around town.
Two new Brooklyn ramen joints break the mold
Monday, January 14 Whole Hog Butcher Dinner at Louro Louro celebrates the next Nossa Mesa Supper Club Monday night with a four-course meal from chef Justin Severino of Pittsburgh's Cure. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and the butchering starts at 7 p.m. and dinner at 8:30 p.m. Dinne ... More >>
The ramen ride
Today's politically charged special at Vinnie's Pizzeria in Brooklyn Whether you vote red, blue, black, tea, green or some rainbow unicorn color, the best part of election day is watching the results. The excitement and anxiety is best felt with fellow voters in a crowded space, with pun-ny named ... More >>
Once the water subsides and the sun comes out, everyone wants to get back to normal. But as the days pass post-Sandy, the stories that will trickle out are sure to continue to break our hearts for awhile. And if you're a music fan, the flooding of Norton Records warehouse is Red Hook is the most hea ... More >>
Has Michael White made amends yet?
We wrote a haiku comic about a $1 doughnut, because that's how we roll, and tasted a goat pepper soup so hot that Robert put it in the running to be our city's spiciest dish. Meanwhile, Eric got drunk in the Catskills, Lauren swirled some organic and biodynamic wines, and I found the kind of hot ch ... More >>
Skerik's Bandalabra Cameo Gallery Tuesday, September 11 Better than: A tale of one city. When it comes to music, Tolstoy's dictum about the only two kinds of stories1) someone goes on a journey, or 2) a stranger comes to towncan usually be distilled into a single notion: We hop on th ... More >>
Potato balls, we mean. At a new Lower East Side Dai spot.
Yesterday Jerome Isaac was arraigned on murder charges in Brooklyn Supreme Court for the death of 73-year-old Deloris Gillespie, who, in December, he allegedly sprayed with flammable liquid and set on fire in her elevator in Prospect Heights. He was caught on video doing all of this, which le ... More >>
Photo courtesy the Winey NeighborA little rock and roll with that red?Oenophiles in Prospect Heights will be pleased to discover that a new boutique wine shop has opened in the neighborhood. Run by husband and wife Kenneth Hung and Young Jung, the Winey Neighbor (679 Washington Avenue, 345-71 ... More >>
Hot Bird may be the perfect neighborhood bar. It has great beer and whiskey selections, good music, and a big outdoor space where you can often find someone grilling sausages. In fact, the only discernible problem is that everyone seems to agree it's the perfect bar and, despite its location on a ra ... More >>
Across the street from the under-construction Atlantic Yards stadium, the future home of the Nets in Prospect Heights, a group of about 100 Brooklynites gathered yesterday to protest several large development projects in the neighborhood which they say have not delivered the promised job and ... More >>
Rebecca MarxAlthough we've almost put Frozen Treats Fortnight behind us, we are powerless to resist the vicarious thrill that comes with indulging in other people's ice cream coverage.
Ample Hills' founders Brian and Jackie (with offspring) behind the counter. It started out as a brightly painted cart selling ice cream at last summer's Celebrate Brooklyn concerts in the Prospect Park Bandshell, featuring off-the-wall flavors like salted caramel, maple bacon, and stout 'n' ... More >>
Ample Hills Creamery started its life last spring as a cart parked inside the now-defunct Lucas Fine Foods in Park Slope. A few months ago, its founder, Brian Smith, announced that he'd be opening a real, live storefront on Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights, scheduled to open this spring. ... More >>
kriegerscience.wordpress.comLauren S. asks: What do you eat at home the most when you really want a good dinner? Dear Lauren: Good question, I don't think I've ever been asked that before. Like every home cook, I have a repertoire of can't-miss dishes, nearly all of them formulated after ha ... More >>
Without further ado, a backward glance at the last five days ... Our 10 Worst Foodie Xmas Presents. The Early Word on Saigon Shack. Top Chef: "There's a fine line between homage and parody."
The sweet stuff at Hanson Dry.As yet more proof that Clinton Hill is the new Prospect Heights -- whatever that means -- Hanson Dry has finally opened its doors after a few false starts. The bar, located on Fulton Street a few doors down from the months-old Beny's Delice and a newish Subway, i ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. The Navy Yard Cocktail Lounge, which has been called the "Scariest Bar in Brooklyn," has closed, and the space appears to have been taken over. [Brownstoner] Moe's bar, a Fort Greene mainstay, ... More >>
citylifeeats.comBlue Marble's Attlantic Avenue storeAlthough Blue Marble has had its share of good fortune since it opened in 2007, its owners are losing their flagship store on Atlantic Avenue in the wake of their landlord's decision to almost double the rent to $3,500 a month. But Brooklyn ... More >>
Here we have a flier recently encountered in Park Slope. Perhaps you are familiar with MiniBoone, the upstart indie-rockers laying ruin to the NYC music scene and, in their idle moments, teaching the impressionable youth of Park Slope/Prospect Heights pentatonic scales and the circle of fifth ... More >>
Branded SaloonBranded Saloon, the new Prospect Heights country-and-western bar by the owner of Beast, Deb Bicknese, is gearing up for a Thursday, May 27 opening -- just in time for an Americana-packed Memorial Day weekend. Construction was well underway last month and now, the final touches a ... More >>
Way Station interior image viaWell, assuming they get their liquor license--a big if. Washington Avenue's Way Station is poised to open as a regular music venue in the largely venue-less Prospect Heights zone, reports the Brooklyn Paper, but basically can't until the city grants the bar a liq ... More >>
Photos by Lisanne McTernan. The locals at Freddy's Backroom -- a cozy Prospect Heights bar with a rabble-rousing clientele -- could be found getting sloshed at an especially early hour on Sunday. At high noon, and with the assistance of a group of mildly drunken onlookers, manager Donald O'Finn wa ... More >>
Dangerously drinkable: Black Cherry RickeyAs is the trend among Michelin-starred chefs these days, Saul Bolton of the eponymous Smith Street restaurant is opening an American gastropub. The Vanderbilt will serve small plates, such as saffron pickled eggs and house-made sausage. But the "gastr ... More >>
Daniel Boulud reportedly raced back from the Epicurious.com Entertains NYC event last week when he heard that a very recognizable Sam Sfton was at his flagship Restaurant Daniel. [NY Post] Costco has struck a deal with Tyson for testing for the pathogen E. coli. Costco will start buying beef ... More >>
The latest food safety scare involves a snack mix made by Snack King Foods in Rochester called Island Snacks Natures Mix. The product, sold at Kmart, is being recalled due to the detection of undeclared sulfites during routine tests. [Forbes] BlackBook rounds up the best comfort food spots ... More >>
Sixty-five newly-built condos in central Brooklyn are in financial distress or heading towards foreclosure, according to a
It may not feel like summer, but the season officially starts Sunday. There are a few harbingers: The cops have already made several fireworks arrests. On Staten Island on June 12, they stung Patrick McGraner of Atlantic Highlands, N.J. with an online ad. McGraner met his prospective buyer in a Ho ... More >>
Weather Up, the cocktail bar in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, serves a house Weather Up cocktail that is so simple and delicious that it's one of our favorites drinks in the city. It's just a mix of cognac, amaretto and lemon juice, plus a long strip of orange zest that the bartender uses to rub down ... More >>
The Prospect Heights joint transcends the genre
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