'Park Slope' on Serious Eats

An Excellent Chicken Parm Hero at Zito's

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

First Look: Leske's Bakery, Brooklyn, NY

Leske's is a bakery with a history. Opened in 1961, the bakery's German owners catered to the tastes of their mostly Scandinavian Bay Ridge neighbors by offering traditional Nordic-style pastries such as kringler, bear claws, and kanelbullar. After closing in 2011, Leske's was bought by new owners who reopened the Bay Ridge location and, most recently, opened a second shop on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope. We stopped by the new location to try pastries old and new. More

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

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

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