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Sunset Park (Brooklyn)

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    The Best French Fries We've Had All Year: Dishes We're Digging This Week

    In our dining escapades over the last week, we've consumed the best French fries we've had all year, slurped down one hell of a hot pot, and indulged in an impressive dessert. Here are the dishes we've been digging around town this week.

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    July 24, 2013

    Try the Flan at Panaderia La Espiga Real

    A bad flan is very bad thing. Corn syrup-based sauces, curdled eggs, and imitation vanilla are enough to turn a first-time flan eater into a life-long custard hater. But a good flan, the silken alchemy of eggs, milk, and sugar, gently set into a sweet, wobbling cylinder, is a pure delight. And an e ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    Our 10 Best Chinese Restaurants in NYC, 2013 Edition

    The amazing "big tray chicken" at Manhattan's Spicy Village It's been over two years since Fork in the Road appraised the relative merits of the city's Chinese restaurants - things have changed so much in the interim. Northern Chinese fare continues to rule Flushing, Elmhurst has increased the bre ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    A Sole Cup of Birria at Tacos El Bronco

    Those who have tasted a good bowl of birria, the Mexican soup from Jalisco made from toasted chiles and roasted goat, know it's a soup that inspires a rapture more consuming than what tweens feel for Justin Bieber. In Los Angeles there are entire restaurants dedicated to birria -- the soft simmeri ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    What's Happening: Questlove at Pork Slope and Let's Brisket!

    Ed Lefkowitz/BAM Monday, December 17 Beagle and Governor Dinner: East Village's the Beagle will team up with Governor, the Dumbo restaurant that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy, for a three-course sherry-paired dinner. Tickets are $85 or $125 depending on your drink selections. Half of the procee ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    Snow Fungus from Palais de Sweet, Dish #98

    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. [See More 100 Dishes: #100 Jersey Cow from Home by the Range | #99 Pork Arista Sandwich at Eataly Rosticceria]

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    June 18, 2012

    99¢ Pizza, 99¢ Hamburgers, What's Next?

    Soft-serve collision or collusion? Somewhat mysteriously, a fleet of colorfully painted vans has appeared in the streets of Sunset Park, edging over into adjacent Brooklyn neighborhoods. In doing so, they've practically vanquished their rival Mister Softee.

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    January 23, 2012

    Where Do I Find Northern Chinese Dumplings? [Happy Chinese New Year!]

    Northern Chinese dumplings, thick-skinned and cheap Samantha G. asks: Hey! I love northern Chinese food. I grew up with a wonderful northern/Cantonese dim-sum-style restaurant in Rockville, Maryland. I was wondering if there is anything similar in NYC? Thanks!

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    November 16, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Banana Leaf

    Going bananas for Malay plates​This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema samples screwpine at Banana Leaf, Sunset Park's new Malaysian outpost. Slurp the super-sour asam laksa for a true sense of the archipelago's aromas. Eric Asimov savors Sushi Yasuda. His verdict: Even with the departure of ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Happy National Taco Day! Find NYC's Best Tacos

    It's National Taco Day, apparently! While New York City might not be Los Angeles when it comes to scoring premium carne asada off the street, there are still lots of excellent taco options to try. Plenty of new spots have opened since we listed the 10 Best Tacos in New York a couple of years ago, wi ... More >>

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    September 2, 2011

    Posts of the Week

    Rebecca Marx​ Here we are, at the end of summer and at the start of Labor Day weekend. And so before we hightail it to an undisclosed location, let's cast a glance back at those last few days of summer. Our 11 Best Places to Eat in Sunset Park. Peels' Shuna Lydon talks pastry, the SF v. NY d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Wax Jamboo and Five Other Unusual Fruits and Vegetables at NYC Chinese Supermarkets

    ​1. Celtuce is an extreme variety of lettuce native to southern China. It's also known as stem lettuce, celery lettuce, asparagus lettuce, wo ju, and kaki-jisha. Though the leaves are edible, the cooked stem is the whole point of the vegetable. In addition to steaming and sauteeing, pickling ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Vietnamese Artichoke Tea Isn't Just for Drinking

    ​Artichokes seem like the last thing you'd want to make tea out of. The products of the Hung Phat herbal tea company are prominently displayed in nearly every one of the city's mega-Asian supermarkets in Chinatown, Sunset Park, and Flushing.

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    February 18, 2011

    Bun Rieu at Thanh Da

    Lauren ShockeyThanh Da's Bun Rieu​We've been eating a lot of Vietnamese food recently (could we be prepping for a 10 Best? Oh, maybe), and were excited when we saw bun rieu on the menu at Thanh Da. As we've noted in the past, the Sunset Park restaurant does a great bun bo Hue, the spicy beef ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 26, 2011

    Cholulita Sells Smut Under the J Tracks

    Corn smut, that is. A Bed-Stuy bodega's authentic Pueblan food.

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    December 17, 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 ... Vic ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    What's the Weirdest Thing You've Ever Eaten?

    Barb N. asks: I know you've probably heard this one a thousand times before, but what's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten? Dear Barb: I never get tired of answering that question, but the answer is usually the same. It's not the cow penis I ate in a Chinese place on College Point Boulevard in F ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Rescue Chocolate Aids Sweet Tooths and Homeless Pets

    Rescue ChocolateSweet, chocolatey pit bulls.​Park Slope has given us numerous whimsical and highly specific food products, but until now, it had not produced a line of chocolate bars inspired in part by feral cats and castration.

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    March 18, 2010

    Liang Ma Seafood Restaurant: More Fujianese for Brooklyn

    ​In recent years, Fujianese restaurants have become fairly common in Manhattan's Chinatown. There are plenty of places to score the myriad soups, noodles, whole fish, lychee pork, fishballs, and meat stewed in wine lees that distinguish the cuisine of the southern Chinese coastal province. ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    Eugene Mirman on Beef Navels, the Brooklyn Food Scene, and Babies in Bars

    Eugene Mirman, with friend.​Eugene Mirman is a very funny man--so funny that this very publication dubbed him New York's best stand-up comedian in 2009. You've probably seen him on Flight of the Conchords or at Union Hall, where he hosts Tearing the Veil of Maya with Michael Showalter. Last ye ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    Trouble in Paradise: New Belachan Restaurant Moves, Turns Japanese

    Fried lobak platter from the old New Belachan Restaurant​Meandering through Sunset Park today, we spotted a recently opened Japanese restaurant. Except it's actually the new incarnation of New Belachan, which was our favorite Malaysian restaurant in Brooklyn.

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    February 1, 2010

    Belachan Restaurant's Penang Lobak

    Left: century egg; Front: shrimp fritters; Middle: bean-curd-wrapped pork; Far back: Fried tofu ​ Although there are several Malaysian restaurants in Sunset Park's Chinatown, Belachan is probably the most worthwhile. When Robert Sietsema favorably reviewed Belachan in 2007, he pronounced that ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Street Elotes and Oaxacan Tamales: Double Incredibly Cheap Eats

    A little taste of summer​ At the corner of 47th Street and Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park, a woman at a cart is frying up gorditas stuffed with chicharrones, and fashioning rolled tacos and elotes, ears of corn slathered with mayo, cotija cheese, and chile powder. Big jugs of homemade green salsa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Things We Hate: Corn Peelers at the Farmers' Market

    ​ You've experienced it dozens of times--as you approach your favorite farm stand in the farmers' market, you're confronted by a solid cordon of corn-peelers, clogging the approach to the corn bin, and obsessively peeling every ear of corn.

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    December 10, 2009

    Red Apple: New Fujianese in Sunset Park Fries Excellent Oyster Cakes

    ​ A new Fujianese spot, Red Apple Fast Food, has popped up on Eighth Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and today the place was packed with diners lunching on noodle soups and fish-and-rice combos from the steam table. But on a self-service table in the center of the room sat the most exciting o ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Ofrenda; Goodbye to Rainbow Cafe (in Manhattan)

    The Loading Dock, an expansion of Forrest Cole's Choncho's Tacos cart at the Brooklyn Flea, has opened in Downtown Brooklyn. Serving Mexican-style eggs, tacos made with tortillas from Corona's Nixtamal, and Gorilla coffee, it will also act as a gallery. [NY Magazine] Peter Poulakakos, whose father ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Beer Here! A Report From the Brooklyn Homebrewers Tour

    Josh Bernstein spells it all out.​ On a gorgeous Sunday afternoon, 23 beer lovers met in Sunset Park to embark on a day of heavy drinking. Waiting for everyone to arrive, beer writer Joshua M. Bernstein held a sign he made out of trash that said, "Hey! It's a HOMEBREW TOUR." Bernstein playe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    Welcome to Friday afternoon. Without further ado, the week's best posts: The Early Word paid visits to Sunset Park's El Comal taqueria and Luke's Lobster. Spain's Ribera del Duero region is producing some mighty fine wines. In Battle of the Dishes, McDonald's Big Mac squared off against Burger Ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    It's Friday afternoon. And these are the week's best posts.Bartenders are crazy. Which is why they enjoy doing shots of Fernet-Branca.Former Marlow & Sons chef Caroline Fidanza prepares to set sail at Saltie.Our 10 Best Food-Themed Pop Songs: Who knew a peach could be so thoroughly debauched?Uma ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Revisiting Taco Nuevo Mexico

    The Oaxaqueno tamale When I first moved to New York from Los Angeles, I despaired of finding a good taco, or good Mexican food in general. Then I started exploring Sunset Park, Jackson Heights, and the Red Hook ballfields, and realized that New York actually does have good tacos, and Mexican seafo ... More >>

  • Art

    October 29, 2008

    Brooklyn's Industry City Forges A New Kind of Arts District

    An art world sprouts near Sunset Park, DUMBO be damned

  • Dining

    December 4, 2007

    Floundering

    Sunset Park's most remarkable Cantonese justifies its reputation

  • Dining

    May 29, 2007

    The Whole Kadang

    Sunset Park Sino-Malaysian skates to culinary victory

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    December 20, 2005
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    November 29, 2005

    The Other, Other Chinatown

    Sunset Pork: An adventure in overeating

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    August 19, 2003

    Meatball Hero Worship

    A Little Slice of Heaven in Sunset Park by Way of Vietnam

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    September 24, 2002
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    August 27, 2002
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