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Mike Price's Favorite Restaurants in Dumbo

Neighborhood Guides Bao Ong 5 comments

Chef Mike Price grew up along the Chesapeake Bay, so it was no surprise when he landed in DUMBO not far from the East River. It also turns out that he is only a few subway stops away from downtown, where he's made a name for himself. More

First Look: Mediterranean Comfort Food at Atrium Dumbo

First Look Maryse Chevriere Post a comment

"My inspiration comes from my roots—the south of France—the great mentors I have, and my family," explains Laurent Kalkotour, chef of the recently opened Brooklyn spot, Atrium in the old Governor space. More

Good Bread: Almondine Bakery Is Back Open

Good Bread Andrew Coe 8 comments

After suffering extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy, Almondine is back open in Dumbo. Once again we can enjoy Almondine's excellent patisserie and, more importantly, some of the best baguettes in New York. More

Mexican Eats: Gran Electrica Makes for Grand Meals

Mexican Eats Scarlett Lindeman Post a comment

For all of its Brooklyn affects, Gran Electrica isn't just posturing: there are arresting dishes painted with bright colors: tostadas de jaiba, beet margaritas, and the first torta ahogada that won't stain your fingers. More

Sugar Rush: Angel Food Cake at One Girl Cookies

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

This is a proper angel food cake, delicate and feathery with that fine melt in your mouth texture. They give it extra oomph with a bright passion fruit glaze and a flurry of pistachios, toasted, crushed and finished with a tiny bit of salt. More

Date Night: Neighborhood Elegance (and Very Good Meatballs) at AlMar in Dumbo

Date Night Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler 1 comment

AlMar, in Dumbo, is a restaurant that feels of its neighborhood rather than simply in it. More

First Look: Governor, Brad McDonald's New Farm-to-Table Restaurant in Dumbo

Sam Levison 1 comment

When asked what "Modern American cuisine" really meant, Chef Brad McDonald gave an answer that was articulate but unrehearsed: "It means taking a huge leap from a single reference point and doing something really different." This seems to be the mantra at Governor, his new Dumbo restaurant from the same team behind Gran Electrica and Colonie. More

Scenes from the Lucky Rice Night Market

Erin Zimmer Post a comment

We were in Dumbo—under the Manhattan Bridge, literally— for the Lucky Rice Asian food festival Night Market on Saturday night. The rows of vendors, which included Asian restaurants like Sripraphai and Red Farm, as well as non-Asian ones like Maialino and Cookshop, lined up to serve dumplings, soba noodles, kimchi, green tea-ramisu (get it?) and other great bites. More

First Look: Gran Electrica in Dumbo

Erin Zimmer 3 comments

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

A Sandwich a Day: Chicken Sandwich at Almondine

A Sandwich a Day Carey Jones Post a comment

Almondine's focaccia is a little too rosemary-studded, but soft and oily, it's still an excellent sandwich vehicle. More

Bar Eats: reBar

Bar Eats Nancy Huang 4 comments

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

A Sandwich A Day: Vegetable Sandwich at Almondine

A Sandwich a Day Hannah Smith-Drelich 1 comment

Most vegetarian sandwiches these days seem to consist of squidgy roasted peppers and zucchini slithering around in a balsamic ooze. The Vegetable ($7.25) at Almondine Bakery has not only peppers and zucchini, but broccoli, cauliflower, and eggplant as well, held together by a creamy schmear of goat cheese. More

A Sandwich A Day: Tuna at Almondine Bakery

A Sandwich a Day Hannah Smith-Drelich Post a comment

In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check... More

Sugar Rush: Lemon-Raspberry Cake at Almondine Bakery

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] This Lemon-Raspberry Cake ($4.50), with cheery yellows, greens and pinks, speaks summer in color. A pretty sight indeed. Whimsical pipes of lightly torched meringue sit over layers of bold and airy pistachio sponge cake alternating... More

A Chocolatey Field Trip to Almondine Bakery in Dumbo

Liz Gutman 4 comments

Photographs: Liz Gutman I hadn't been to Dumbo's Almondine in ages—but my business partner Jen insisted I try what she called "a raspberry-chocolatey cake thing! With those cereal crunchies!" that she'd had a few days prior. Sadly, they were... More

Chocolate Chip Cookie Championship: The Brooklyn Edition

Carey Jones 12 comments

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

Sugar Rush: Ice Cream at Jacques Torres

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 8 comments

Wicked chocolate, banana rum sorbet, and vanilla rum caramel were but a few flavors outfitting the Jacques Torres ice cream cart at the Hudson Street store this week (rotating flavors are also at the DUMBO location). Fresh-made waffle cones... More

New Amsterdam Market May Relocate to Manhattan Bridge Archway in Dumbo

Erin Zimmer 1 comment

Photograph from dumbonyc on Flickr Robert LaValva has been lobbying to get the New Amsterdam Market inside the old Fulton Fish Market at the South Street Seaport for a while, but for a handful of reasons, it hasn't worked... More

Get Itzy Bitzy Patisserie's February Macarons This Weekend at the Winter Pop-Up Market

Robyn Lee 2 comments

This Saturday only (not Sunday), February 7, Mitzy Budiono of Itzy Bitzy Patisserie will be selling her macarons at Brooklyn Flea's Winter Pop-Up Market in Dumbo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. She couldn't make it to the market... More

Brooklyn Flea in DUMBO, Now With Food

Erin Zimmer Post a comment

As VittlesVamp points out, "this could be dangerous." In attendance last weekend at the Brooklyn Flea's winter venue on Front Street: Rafael Soler’s pupusas of Red Hook ballfield fame, Kumquat Cupcakery's lilliputian cupcakes, McClure's Pickles, and a cloud of fine... More

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