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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

L'Albero Dei Gelati Makes Great Non-Dairy Ice Cream

Sugar Rush Max Falkowitz 1 comment

Brooklyn ice cream shop, bakery, specialty goods store, and general emporium of twee L'Albero dei Gelati makes pricey but delicious ice cream and sorbet. So it shouldn't come as too great a surprise that their vegan-friendly dairy-free gelato is some of the best New York has to offer. More

Can't Get Into Talde? Where to Eat and Drink Instead

Max Falkowitz 13 comments

With a menu that's equally suited to cheap, casual meals and big celebratory experiences, Talde's kept a crowd of regulars and newcomers lining up at the door since it opened two years ago. Should you arrive only to find a two hour wait for a table, Park Slope has you covered. More

Applewood: Country Charm on a Quiet Brooklyn Block

Craig Cavallo 1 comment

Park Slope's longstanding farm-to-table restaurant serves thoughtful American fare and does the term 'neighborhood spot' justice. More

Park Slope's Du Jour Bakery Makes a Fantastic Gluten-Free Muffin

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Park Slope's Du Jour Bakery is already well known for their excellent, savory and sweet baked goods. Their puff pastry and viennoiserie items are on par with the best in the city. As it turns out, they do great work with muffins, even one that's gluten-free. More

Video: Blue Sky Bakery on Appraising the Perfect Muffin

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The perfect muffin is a treat worth pursuing, and in this episode of 1 Minute Meal, Blue Sky Bakery's founder Erik Goetze puts into words what his bakers try to deliver in every tray. More

Sweet and Savory Gelato at L'Albero dei Gelati

Fast Food International Krista Garcia 1 comment

Unusual flavors like blue cheese, salmon and white pepper asparagus have grabbed a little media attention at this Park Slope ice cream shop. But most of the gelati, which are creamy with a light quality, and sorbets, about 16 in total, are less radical. More

An Excellent Chicken Parm Hero at Zito's

A Sandwich a Day Ben Jay 4 comments

Zito's Sandwich Shoppe in Park Slope is one of those places that melds the old and new of Brooklyn, serving decidedly classic sandwiches in a hip and refined space, all with an emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients. Just like their pork braciole, their Chicken Parm ($10.50) is a shining example of just how well that approach works. More

Sugar Rush: Everything Pretzel at Du Jour Bakery

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 3 comments

Though the shape of this everything-spiced bread is bagel-evocactive, the crunch on the crust is all pretzel. More

A Sandwich a Day: Soppressata at Valley Shepherd

A Sandwich a Day Craig Cavallo Post a comment

At their creamery in Long Valley, New Jersey, Valley Shepherd makes a sheep's milk cheese called Shepherd's Basket. It's made from raw (unpasteurized) milk in traditional manchego basket molds and has a flavor profile that mimics the Spanish cheese: sharp, salty, buttery, and dense. More

A Sandwich a Day: Goat Cheese and Beets at Valley Shepherd

A Sandwich a Day Craig Cavallo 1 comment

If we are still to have beet and goat cheese sandwiches, let them be as good as this one. More

Sugar Rush: Apple Cider Doughnuts and Olive Oil Cake at Terroir

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The best doughnuts are the ones fresh from the fryer. At Terroir they come in the form of Apple Cider Doughnut Holes ($5). These single bite cake doughnuts are drenched with a slow oozing cider caramel. More

Sugar Rush: Monkey Bread at Du Jour Bakery

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Monkey Bread ($3) at Du Jour Bakery in Park Slope comes in individual portions, baked in cupcake liners. More

Sugar Rush: Chocolate-Caramel Tarts at Trois Pommes Patisserie

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

When the craving for a simple, non-fussy Chocolate-Caramel Tart demands to be satisfied, I head straight for Trois Pommes Patisserie. More

Sugar Rush: Nutella Crepe Cake at Du Jour Bakery

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Though Lady M makes the best crepe cakes in the city, this Nutella edition from Du Jour bakery also merits special attention. More

Date Night: Kiwiana, New Zealander Cooking from 'Top Chef's' Marc Simmons

Date Night Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler 10 comments

Being on TV is a little like being in prison. Do either, and for the rest of your life people will find a way to work it into any bio. Kiwiana's chef-owner Marc Simmons appeared on season 4 of Top Chef in 2008 as the goofy guy who took a semi-clothed bath with one of his housemates. That Marc may be gone, but even as he's grown up, the food at his New Zealand restaurant in Park Slope shows a determined tendency toward the sweet earnestness of youth. More

The Vegetarian Option: SkyIce Sweet & Savory

The Vegetarian Option Howard Walfish 1 comment

Park Slope has quite a few unremarkable Thai restaurants, but SkyIce features some unusual treats that make it worth the visit. Nothing outshines the Asian ice cream flavors, but we're happy to know that you can nourish both cravings here. More

A Taste of the Menu at 'Pork Slope,' Dale Talde's New Park Slope Bar

Carey Jones 26 comments

Dale Talde, David Massoni, and John Bush are very emphatic that their newest joint, Pork Slope in (shocker) Park Slope, is not a restaurant. And it's nothing like the trio's other spot, Talde. There's food, of course—burgers, fried chicken, a shrimp po' boy—but first and foremost, it's a beer and whiskey bar. "I want you to walk in with $20 in your pocket and walk out full and with a buzz," says Bush. "Or at least a really good buzz." And the food? "Really," says Talde, "it's just shit we wanna eat." More

Daily Scoop: Zabaglione Gelato at Bklyn Larder

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There are plenty of ways an eggy ice cream with sweet wine can go wrong, but this is fantastic stuff: a good hit of booze, the rich custardy depth of egg, and a sweetness that doesn't overpower the delicate flavor of the grapes. More

Daily Scoop: Thai Tea Ice Cream at Sky Ice in Park Slope

Max Falkowitz 3 comments

I don't know how they keep such a thin base from turning icy at Sky Ice, but I do know that their Thai Tea ice cream is the frozen, scoopable version of Thai milk tea. More

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