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First Look: Gran Electrica in Dumbo

The team behind Colonie in Brooklyn Heights have been wanting to open a Mexican restaurant for a while. "Mexican food is what we find ourselves eating on our days off," said co-owner Elise Rosenberg. Their new spot Gran Electrica has been open about a month now on Front Street in Dumbo, right next to Grimaldi's pizzeria. Instead of slinging pizza dough, they're pressing 400 to 500 corn tortillas a night. More

Bar Eats: reBar

Forget the cheeseburger macaroni or the mac and cheese burger with the bizarre pasta-beef patty. Combining two of America's most classic bar dishes should be as easy and delicious as the version at reBar, one of DUMBO's most beloved gastropubs and event spaces. The premise is simple. Take one thick sirloin beef patty and cook to a juicy medium rare. Pile on gooey no-frills mac and cheese. Top with bun. Squish. Eat. More

The First Annual 'Tasting Brooklyn': Sausages, Falafel, Cupcakes, and More

Happy first birthday, Brooklyn Exposed! Instead of celebrating with cake, founder Sharon Beason decided to start an annual tradition for the Brooklyn-centric lifestyle news site: Tasting Brooklyn. Held last night at the Dumbo Loft, guests grazed and mingled among more than two dozen eats and drinks. The selection ranged from Loreley Restaurant sausages and beer to the ever-popular Robicellis cupcakes. Needless to say, nobody went home hungry. More

Sugar Rush: Cacao Prieto

Bon bons and chocolate bars are the call at the Cacao Prieto pop-up inside the Brooklyn Ice Cream factory, but you can't leave without a few chocolate letters, made with 66 percent couvertures. They make excellent little gifts, $.50 apiece; spell out what you desire, but call ahead because they often run out of popular letters! More

Chocolate Chip Cookie Championship: The Brooklyn Edition

While we've had plenty of lively office debates about the merits of different chocolate chip cookies, this was the first week we had a true consensus. The winner was unanimous. The second-place cookie was also a unanimous vote—and every taster decreed it a very, very close runner-up. Third and fourth place? Also unanimous. It made for a very interesting blind test. More

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