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The Grocery is a Smith Street Classic

Craig Cavallo 1 comment

Now 15 years old, The Grocery on Smith Street shows some of its age, but the kitchen's precision and the staff's genial service never get old. More

Cobble Hill is Lucky to Have Brucie

Craig Cavallo 2 comments

Anyone can fry potatoes, roast vegetables, and braise meats, but few can do it as well as Brucie's chef Zahra Tangorra. More

Fish Tales in Cobble Hill, Where the Fishmonger Knows Your Name

Nicole Schnitzler 2 comments

Fish Tales has been supplying Brooklyn's Cobble Hill community with fresh seafood since opening in 1996. The Court Street fixture has followed the neighborhood's growth over the following 17 years—rotating its offerings and boosting its grocery selection—but two concepts remain firmly rooted in the shop's inception: its dedication to high quality fish and superb customer service. More

Brooklyn Farmacy's Ice Cream Sundaes Are the Size of Your Head

Sugar Rush Max Falkowitz 1 comment

A massive ice cream sundae best shared with two or three of your sugar-crazed friends. More

Where Take Root's Anna Hieronimus and Elise Kornack Eat in Cobble Hill

Neighborhood Guides Bao Ong Post a comment

Elise Kornack and Anna Hieronimus are the only employees of their business, so spending a lot of time in their shoebox-sized, yoga-studio-cum-restaurant Take Root (recently reviewed favorably in the Times) was going to be a no-brainer. Here's where they eat near their Cobble Hill restaurant. More

The Vegetarian Option: Dependable Middle Eastern at Waterfalls Café in Cobble Hill

The Vegetarian Option Lauren Rothman 1 comment

My favorite kind of restaurant is the neighborhood restaurant: a place right down the street that's short on frills but long on coziness, serves down-home but excellent food at fair prices, and where the quality never seems to suffer no matter how many decades old the restaurant is. Waterfalls Café is that kind of restaurant. More

A Sandwich a Day: 'BLP' at Van Horn in Cobble Hill

A Sandwich a Day Carey Jones 2 comments

Slathering pimento cheese on a sandwich is such a brilliant idea. At Van Horn Sandwich Shop on Court Street in Cobble Hill, it makes an appearance on the "BLP." More

First Look: Nightingale 9, New Vietnamese Restaurant from Seersucker Chef

First Look Erin Zimmer 7 comments

Just down the street from his southern restaurant Seersucker and laidback coffee shop Smith Canteen, you'll find chef Rob Newton topping a bowl of pho with cilantro sprigs or making Vietnamese coffee popsicles at his new spot, Nightingale 9. More

The Vegetarian Option: Jordanian Cuisine at Levant

The Vegetarian Option Howard Walfish 2 comments

Levant specializes in Jordanian cuisine, putting a less-seen take on Middle Eastern classics like falafel, eggplant, and yogurt. More

A Tour of Sahadi's, Brooklyn's Destination Middle Eastern Market

Max Falkowitz 8 comments

Sahadi's is without a doubt one of the city's best markets, an unbelievable collection of everything Middle Eastern and beyond. "Sahadi's is a Middle Eastern market wonderland," frequent shopper Erin says, "there are just no adequate words to describe it." Take a look around the shelves in our tour. More

A Sandwich a Day: Catfish at Van Horn in Cobble Hill

A Sandwich a Day Max Falkowitz Post a comment

A delicately fried catfish and 'slaw sandwch is a pleasantly demure alternative to the big ticket fried chicken and pimento cheese at this Cobble Hill sandwich shop. More

TGI Fry-Day: Fried Alcachofa (Artichokes) at La Vara in Cobble Hill

TGI Fry-Day Jessie Pascoe Post a comment

Cobble Hill's La Vara has a whole fried section of the menu. The very first: these formidable fried artichokes, drizzled with anchovy aioli. More

Daily Scoop: Strawberry at Blue Marble

Sam Levison 1 comment

A scoop of Strawberry ($4 for small) from Brooklyn creamery Blue Marble doesn't look like much in the cup, but don't be fooled by its understated facade—this is serious ice cream. More

A Sandwich a Day: Turkey Sandwich at Ted and Honey in Cobble Hill

A Sandwich a Day Max Falkowitz 1 comment

The Turkey Sandwich ($9) at Ted & Honey may not reach the heights of poultry greatness, but it's a solid union of mild smoky turkey, sharp dijon mustard, and plump, tender apple butter. More

A Sandwich a Day: Smith St. Cheese Steak at HBH Gourmet Sandwiches

A Sandwich a Day Molly Goldman Post a comment

You want to be careful when labeling a sandwich a "cheesesteak." Doing so cues certain expectations of a particular type of sandwich. But since the Smith St. Cheese Steak ($12) is in Brooklyn, not Philly, I neutralized my expectations and decided to go with the flow. More

Sugar Rush: Yeti at Bien Cuit

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

You'll find these golden pastries alongside the croissants at Bien Cuit in Cobble Hill. See that dollop of mascarpone in the center? Smear it all around and make sure you get a bit in each bite. More

Sugar Rush: Chocolate Cake at One Girl Cookies

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

An slice of plain chocolate cake is surprisingly difficult to find in NYC. Flourless chocolate cakes, molten chocolates, triple chocolate cakes, chocolate cakes with layered with buttercream and others with ganache and whipped cream: sure. But just plain chocolate cake? Rare! Luckily, they turn them out from time to time at One Girl Cookies. More

A Sandwich a Day: Slow Roasted Pork at Rucola in Cobble Hill

A Sandwich a Day Max Falkowitz Post a comment

There are good sandwiches, and there are great sandwiches. Then there are heroes. No, not those heroes. I mean sandwiches so good you take a bite and think, "wow, this is heroic." These sandwiches were born on a sandwich planet with far higher gravity than ours; a mere skip on Earth takes them into flight.The Slow Roasted Pork ($12) on Rucola's lunch and brunch menus is just such a sandwich. More

TGI Fry-Day: Cod Fritter Falafel at Mile End

TGI Fry-Day Jessie Pascoe Post a comment

Mile End's dinner menu is not for the faint of heart. A compromise among these hard-hitting carnivorous entrées and, well, a romaine salad, is the cod fritter falafel ($11), which gives traditional falafel a run for its money. Shaped like falafel, these cod fritters have a light, crisp crust (no grease!) with a flaky fish interior. You'll wish for plenty more in your order. More

Staff Picks: Early Spring Dishes We Love in New York City

The Serious Eats Team 6 comments

Spring is happening in New York, and we couldn't be more excited (no, really look at slide 1—we're really excited). Tender, green vegetables are the order of the day, and we've already started chowing down. Of course Spring still has a long way to go, so we haven't devoured all our favorite veggies yet, but these have made a fine start to the season. Click through the slideshow to see all the early seasonal dishes we've loved lately. More

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