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Where to Drink Outdoors in New York City, 2014 Edition

The Serious Eats Team 6 comments

Rooftop bars, low-key gardens, people-watching patios—whatever your inclination (and whatever your drink), we've got you covered in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. More

Where Do the Locals Eat in Brooklyn's Chinatown?

Michelle No 1 comment

Sunset Park is Manhattan's Chinatown through rosier, Brooklyn glasses. The crowds are thinner, the prices lower, and life moves at a patient pace. Truth be told, locals go everywhere in the neighborhood, but here are four beloved spots we found by hitting the streets and chatting up passersby. More

Adam Kuban's Bar Pie Pop-Up: Feeling Like a Proud Papa

Slice Ed Levine 35 comments

I had no trepidations about what I would find when Slice founder and former SE editor Adam Kuban invited me to the first friends and family tasting for an eventual bar-pizza pop-up he's hoping to hold at noted pizza newcomer Emily, during the Clinton Hill restaurant's off-hours. More

Lucky Luna's Brunch: Part Mexico, Part East Asia

New York Nicole Lam 2 comments

At most restaurants, proclamations of a "fusion" menu usually means more attention paid to the concept than the cooking. Luckily, the word 'fusion" is never used at Lucky Luna, a new Taiwanese-Mexican place in Greenpoint. The brunch is more flavorful than your typical eggs Benedict. More

Brunch at Five Leaves is Worth the Wait

New York Nicole Lam 6 comments

This small cafe does a wonderful brunch that's worth waking up early to beat the crowds. More

French Louie's Ryan Angulo's Favorite Bay Ridge Restaurants

New York Bao Ong 3 comments

Nearly six years ago, Ryan Angulo and his wife left Astoria for Bay Ridge to be closer to Angulo's restaurant, Buttermilk Channel. Now the chef, who's busy at the restaurant's new sibling French Louie, has plenty of reasons to stay beyond work. His recommendations for Middle Eastern food and groceries, old school Italian, and pizza after the jump. More

Williamsburg's Patisserie Tomoko Offers a Lovely Three-Course Dessert Prix Fixe

Sweets Lauren Rothman Post a comment

In a sweets-only kitchen, producing course after course of desserts that keep the diner eating and don't dull her palate with sugar is challenging, but Patisserie Tomoko in Williamsburg gets it right. More

Say Hello to Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding in Park Slope

New York 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

Sweet Chick's John Seymour's Favorite Williamsburg Eats

New York Bao Ong 2 comments

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. More

Why the Crowds Come for Brunch at Fort Greene's Walter's

New York Nicole Lam 2 comments

On a quaint corner of Fort Greene Park sits the friendly neighborhood frrestaurantiendly Walter's. The sister restaurant to Williamburg's Walter Foods, Walter's serves similar seasonal fare that made the original so beloved. Chef Josh Goldstein doesn't disappoint with brunch, offering tasty alternatives to the usual eggy brunch dishes. More

The Grocery is a Smith Street Classic

New York Craig Cavallo Post a comment

Now 15 years old, The Grocery on Smith Street shows some of its age, but the kitchen's precision and the staff's genial service never get old. More

2 Hour Wait at Battersby? Where to Eat and Drink Nearby

New York Max Falkowitz 7 comments

Brooklyn favorite Battersby has been drawing long waits since it opened two years ago. Here are some more spots for good eating in the neigborhood—or good drinking while you wait out your table. More

Veg-Friendly Tunisian at La Goulette Has Promise

New York Lauren Rothman 2 comments

Though the menu is uneven, La Goulette has some great vegetarian dishes. More

Williamsburg's Caprices by Sophie Sells a Rare Belgian Pastry

New York Niko Triantafillou Post a comment

Williamsburg's Caprices By Sophie's is worth a visit for their signature product, the Belgian Merveilleux, but also for their range of choux pastries. More

Brewery to Watch: Other Half Brewing, Brooklyn, NY

Drinks Rabi Abonour 1 comment

With just two pairs of hands and three 30-barrel fermenters, Matt Monahan and Sam Richardson of Other Half Brewing can only brew so much beer. But they have their eyes on the prize. Take a peek behind the scenes at the new Gowanus brewery. More

Williamsburg's Bakeri Has the Bread Pudding of Your Dreams

New York Niko Triantafillou 1 comment

Here's moist, dense chocolate-banana bread taken to its logical conclusion: a beautiful, not-too-sweet slice of bread pudding. More

Italian Reflections of Bensonhurst at Il Colosseo

New York Craig Cavallo 1 comment

Il Colosseo has been at the heart of Bensonhurst's Italian neighborhood on 18th Avenue, aka Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard, for 23 years. The classics-driven menu has remained largely unchanged for most of them, and the food wears its age well. More

Bed-Stuy's NeroDoro Can't Get By on Looks Alone

New York Lauren Rothman 4 comments

NeroDoro's handsome interior and its prime corner location are inviting, but the menu needs significant reworking. More

For a Meal at St. Anselm Without the Wait, Go for Brunch

New York Nicole Lam 2 comments

If you don't want to endure the infamous wait to get a seat for dinner at St. Anselm, go during brunch hours, when you can often just walk right in and still have a good meal. More

Shortbread, Meet Coffee and Caramel

New York Max Falkowitz 2 comments

Greenpoint's Ovenly takes a typical sandy, buttery shortbread cookie and ups the bitterness with ground coffee beans and nuggets of burnt sugar. More

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