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.
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Anna Polonsky doesn't consider herself a pioneer. The U.S. Associate Director of Le Fooding remembers a time when she only went to Williamsburg to shop in thrift stories. But the hipster enclave has won her over—especially its food scene and the fact that "everyone here loves to eat or to be around food."
The food at Post Office, a whiskey bar in Williamsburg that makes a mean cocktail, is comfort-food simple but surprisingly good, and the bar's crowd is much more civilized than many of its neighbors.