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Lucky Luna's Brunch: Part Mexico, Part East Asia

Nicole Lam 2 comments

At most restaurants, proclamations of a "fusion" menu usually means more attention paid to the concept than the cooking. Luckily, the word 'fusion" is never used at Lucky Luna, a new Taiwanese-Mexican place in Greenpoint. The brunch is more flavorful than your typical eggs Benedict. More

Brunch at Five Leaves is Worth the Wait

The Brunch Dish Nicole Lam 6 comments

This small cafe does a wonderful brunch that's worth waking up early to beat the crowds. More

French Louie's Ryan Angulo's Favorite Bay Ridge Restaurants

Neighborhood Guides Bao Ong 3 comments

Nearly six years ago, Ryan Angulo and his wife left Astoria for Bay Ridge to be closer to Angulo's restaurant, Buttermilk Channel. Now the chef, who's busy at the restaurant's new sibling French Louie, has plenty of reasons to stay beyond work. His recommendations for Middle Eastern food and groceries, old school Italian, and pizza after the jump. More

Say Hello to Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding in Park Slope

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 6 comments

Earlier this year, pastry chef Katie Rosenhouse, who has worked in some of New York's finest kitchens and has made several appearances on food TV, opened Buttermilk Bake Shop in Park Slope. The space is small, but she packs in a huge variety of items from macarons and cupcakes to whoopee pies and housemade ice cream. More

Sweet Chick's John Seymour's Favorite Williamsburg Eats

Neighborhood Guides Bao Ong 2 comments

John Seymour, one of the co-owners of Sweet Chick, grew up and lived in Manhattan until moving to Williamsburg about 12 years ago—long before the Brooklyn neighborhood became filled with popular restaurants. Now that they're there, he doesn't go far for food. Here are his favorite spots in the neighborhood. More

Why the Crowds Come for Brunch at Fort Greene's Walter's

The Brunch Dish Nicole Lam 2 comments

On a quaint corner of Fort Greene Park sits the friendly neighborhood frrestaurantiendly Walter's. The sister restaurant to Williamburg's Walter Foods, Walter's serves similar seasonal fare that made the original so beloved. Chef Josh Goldstein doesn't disappoint with brunch, offering tasty alternatives to the usual eggy brunch dishes. More

The Grocery is a Smith Street Classic

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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

2 Hour Wait at Battersby? Where to Eat and Drink Nearby

Max Falkowitz 7 comments

Brooklyn favorite Battersby has been drawing long waits since it opened two years ago. Here are some more spots for good eating in the neigborhood—or good drinking while you wait out your table. More

Veg-Friendly Tunisian at La Goulette Has Promise

The Vegetarian Option Lauren Rothman 2 comments

Though the menu is uneven, La Goulette has some great vegetarian dishes. More

Williamsburg's Caprices by Sophie Sells a Rare Belgian Pastry

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou Post a comment

Williamsburg's Caprices By Sophie's is worth a visit for their signature product, the Belgian Merveilleux, but also for their range of choux pastries. More

Williamsburg's Bakeri Has the Bread Pudding of Your Dreams

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 1 comment

Here's moist, dense chocolate-banana bread taken to its logical conclusion: a beautiful, not-too-sweet slice of bread pudding. More

Italian Reflections of Bensonhurst at Il Colosseo

Craig Cavallo 1 comment

Il Colosseo has been at the heart of Bensonhurst's Italian neighborhood on 18th Avenue, aka Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard, for 23 years. The classics-driven menu has remained largely unchanged for most of them, and the food wears its age well. More

Bed-Stuy's NeroDoro Can't Get By on Looks Alone

The Vegetarian Option Lauren Rothman 4 comments

NeroDoro's handsome interior and its prime corner location are inviting, but the menu needs significant reworking. More

For a Meal at St. Anselm Without the Wait, Go for Brunch

The Brunch Dish Nicole Lam 2 comments

If you don't want to endure the infamous wait to get a seat for dinner at St. Anselm, go during brunch hours, when you can often just walk right in and still have a good meal. More

Shortbread, Meet Coffee and Caramel

Sugar Rush Max Falkowitz 2 comments

Greenpoint's Ovenly takes a typical sandy, buttery shortbread cookie and ups the bitterness with ground coffee beans and nuggets of burnt sugar. More

Can't Get Into Roberta's? Where to Eat Instead

Niki Achitoff-Gray 7 comments

So what happens when you've trekked across the city to Roberta's only to find an unbearable wait? Bushwick's rapidly expanding restaurant scene has you covered. More

Every Bar Should Have 'Everything' Fried Pickles

Max Falkowitz 16 comments

In the past few years, "everything" has grown from a bagel topping to a spice blend all its own, and we're pleased as punch about the whole development. At Lock Yard, a new craft beer and sausage bar in Bay Ridge, everything spice gets put to noble use in a great bar snack: fried pickles. More

Chili Cheese Tater Tots at Crif Dogs

Marissa Sertich Velie 3 comments

Well-crisped tater tots, gloriously yellow cheese sauce, and a sweet tomato-y chili make for a great snack with your hot dogs. More

Hometown Barbecue Sings the Ballad of Beef Ribs

Max Falkowitz 7 comments

Hometown Barbecue feels like a well-loved, terribly-kept secret, serving some excellent smoked meat in a massive space on the Red Hook waterfront. More

Making Pork Steak, Trout, and Lamb Shank at Marietta

Behind the Scenes Clay Williams 2 comments

Clinton Hill's Marietta aspires to more than down-home Southern cooking. We stepped into the kitchen to see what they're up to lately. More

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