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First Look: At Red Gravy, Saul Bolton Brings Southern Italy to Brooklyn Heights

First Look Paul Yee 7 comments

Saul Bolton opened Red Gravy with the desire to pay homage to the Italian-American experience. The menu is inspired by recipes and traditions that immigrants brought from the shores of Southern Italy to the blocks of Southern Brooklyn; changes were made only to reflect the different ingredients available in their new homes. More

Iris Cafe Opens for Dinner: A Charmer in Need of Some Work

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Iris Cafe's nighttime scene is cozy and charming, with friendly service and some quality ingredients. But some dishes need more technical attention to become all they can be. More

A Sandwich a Day: French Dip at Iris Take Away

A Sandwich a Day Max Falkowitz Post a comment

The components of the French Dip ($12) at Iris Takeaway don't quite take off until you dress them in jus, but once you do, you're on your way to a satisfying sandwich. More

Bar Eats: Waterfront Ale House

Bar Eats Nancy Huang 2 comments

With its huge barbecue platters, hefty burgers, and meal-sized appetizers, Waterfront Ale House unabashedly serves up the style of "go big or go home" classic American pub fare not suited for dainty eaters. Still, it's not the size of the plate, but the little touches that make good food great—and this longstanding bar has perfected just that. 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 Look Inside Iris Cafe's New Takeaway Market, Brooklyn Heights

Erin Zimmer 2 comments

Iris Cafe's new takeaway shop in Brooklyn Heights is like the best version of a neighborhood bodega. There's a deli in the back with sandwiches and salads made-to-order, rows of colorful drinks in the fridge case, and chocolates near the register. All of the products featured here are either locally sourced or personal favorites of owner Rachel Graville (and she has great taste). More

A Sandwich a Day: Avocado Sandwich at Iris Take Away

A Sandwich a Day Molly Goldman 1 comment

It's almost impossible to resist an avocado-based sandwich, and the Avocado Sandwich ($8.50) at Iris does not disappoint. More

Afternoon Snack: Avocado Toast from Iris Take Away

Afternoon Snack Molly Goldman 5 comments

Mayo joins avocado on seven-grain bread for an extra creamy bite of toast. More

Daily Veg: Beet Salad from Colonie

Erin Zimmer Post a comment

You almost expect to see a beet salad on every menu these days, but this one's unlike any other you've met. Forget the predictable goat cheese and walnuts. These roasted beet wedges are carefully layered with paper thin, shattery shreds of cocoa tuile. Chocolate and beets together? And you get to call it a salad? The sweet, earthy beets actually work really with the delicate, slightly bitter cocoa sheets. More

A Sandwich A Day: Sarde a Beccafico on Semolina at Cafe Catania, Brooklyn

A Sandwich a Day Chris E. Crowley Post a comment

At cozy Cafe Catania in Brooklyn Heights, the sandwich list is impressive. But I'd recommend you skip the menu and go for a manager's suggestion: their sarde a beccafico on semolina with a bed of arugula and a healthy squeeze of lemon ($11.75). Pricey, but more than worth it. More

A Sandwich a Day: Roasted Eggplant on Focaccia from Tazza in Brooklyn Heights

A Sandwich a Day Erin Zimmer 1 comment

Walk into Tazza just north of Atlantic Avenue (that barely Brooklyn Heights zone), and you'll find a chalkboard wall menu covered in sandwich options. This one with roasted eggplant and tomatoes is on a soft square of focaccia, which thankfully doesn't suffer from that depressingly dry, dense chew that so many focaccias do. More

The Brunch Dish: Colonie in Brooklyn Heights

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[Photographs: Andrew Strenio] Colonie opened on Atlantic Avenue back in February, and the neighbors have been loving it up ever since. It's across from the Shell station in a beautiful space that has a live fern wall in the... More

The Brunch Dish: Poached Eggs at The Heights Cafe, Brooklyn Heights

The Brunch Dish Lauren Sloss Post a comment

The Heights Cafe is a pleasant brunch spot, worth visiting as much for its proximity to the Brooklyn waterfront as for its simple, satisfying fare. Their menu aims to go beyond the standard bacon-and-eggs dishes as well, with creative touches meant to liven up classic dishes. More

A Sandwich A Day: Heavyweight at Lassen & Hennigs

A Sandwich a Day Hannah Smith-Drelich Post a comment

The sandwich itself is not much besides pastrami: a few shmears of mustard keep things together on Jewish rye. If you're still unconvinced this is the real deal, try their black and white cookies, homemade daily and with icing so freshly slicked you can still see the knife strokes in the fondant. More

A Sandwich A Day: Pierrepont at Lassen & Hennigs

A Sandwich a Day Hannah Smith-Drelich Post a comment

The roasted turkey is freshly sliced off a very large turkey breast (the kind you'd find at a Pilgrim's Thanksgiving), and bacon is there only as a sidekick—if you gave it any more stage time it'd steal the show. More

The Brunch Dish: Smoked Bluefish Salad at Iris Cafe

Erin Zimmer 1 comment

Iris Cafe doesn't have an official brunch menu. The sandwiches and salads are available all day, but it's especially hopping inside the Brooklyn Heights nabe cafe during prime weekend brunching hours. Look on the framed chalkboard for the Smoked Bluefish Salad ($9.50). The glistening little pieces of fish from Acme Smokehouse in Greenpoint (it's their only local fish) are salty, smoky, and buttery atop a bed of lettuce leaves, hard-boiled egg slices, and roasted asparagus. More

The Best $3.50 Breakfast Sandwich in Brooklyn?

Erin Zimmer 4 comments

A cheddar-ham biscuit with a soft-boiled egg: how could this be bad? No big surprises, it's pretty perfect and available all day at Iris Cafe in Brooklyn Heights, which opened a couple months ago on a sleepy brownstone block.... More

Tea Lounge May Open in Brooklyn Heights

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Though last year was a sad year for Tea Loungers, who waved goodbye to the 7th Avenue location in Park Slope, the mini chain's third location may be reincarnated in Brooklyn Heights later this year. The proposed address: 111 Hicks... More

Stuffing Peppadews from Sahadi's Importing Company

Barbara Hanson 7 comments

When I first started writing about New York food markets for Serious Eats, I asked friends to recommend stores for me to explore. Three-quarters of them answered: Sahadi's. Well, I thought, no need to go there if everyone knows... More

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