North of Sunset Park, grocery store and taqueria El Tenampa offers a tempting mix of filling sandwiches and tripe soup with all the Mexican groceries and snacks that you could hope for. Here's how to make the most of your visit.
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Though their claim to fame is the fried Korzo Burger, they also have some choice central European fare. On a cold winter's day, nothing is better than the Spicy Hungarian Goulash ($5 small / $15 large).
Indonesian food is rare in New York, rijsttafel especially. But the Dutch colonial feast is alive in South Slope at Java, and even if the food isn't perfect, it's a good deal for an uncommon dining experience.
The Executive chef of DBGB dishes on where to eat between Park Slope and the Greenwood cemetery.
Enormous even by torta standards, it's easy to see why El Tenampa's Mexican sandwiches are a South Slope favorite.
The Country Boys are one of our favorite Red Hook Ball Fields vendors, and with the opening of this South Slope restaurant, we can get our fix all year-round, even if the offerings are inconsistent.
Huddled under the BQE overpass, on a somber stretch of Third Avenue otherwise characterized by liquor shops and 24-hour "video" stores, is a breath of fresh air: Rossman Farms, a purveyor of a staggering variety of fruits and vegetables sold at jaw-droppingly low prices.
The notion that New York is one of the best restaurant cities in the country could mean a lot of things. Could mean the quality of its highest-end restaurants, the constellations of Michelin and New York Times stars—the Riperts and Bouluds and Kellers of the city. But one of the most exciting things, as I see it, is the unbelievable number of very good restaurants—where dishes are inventive and well-prepared, service is friendly and practiced, where you know you'll get an excellent meal and enjoy yourself besides. And Lot 2 in Brooklyn is one of those.
When it opened in 1992, Jubilat Provisions' neighborhood of south Park Slope was heavily Polish. Though the neighborhood has changed and is now also home to Latin American immigrants and native-born Americans, Jubilat's extensive selection of housemade, house-cured meats has kept the locals coming in for two decades.
There is comfort food and than there is comfort food, like Korzo's Buttermilk-Crusted Fried Edam Cheese ($11.50).
Thistle Hill Tavern is on its way to becoming a great neighborhood restaurant, but it's not quite there yet.
South Slope's 5th Avenue started 2009 with two new coffee shops. A sterile soulless-feeling chain off 16th Street called High Point with multi-colored triangular flags outside that should go back to the car dealership, and the polar opposite, Roots...