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Market Tour: Slodycze Wedel is Greenpoint's Go-To for Polish Candy

Poland is home to a remarkably vibrant and under appreciated candy culture, and brands like E. Wedel and Wawel are a key part of Poland's national identity. Słodycze Wedel in Greenpoint, home to one of New York's largest Polish communities, is the candy store the neighborhood deserves. Since opening about 15 years ago, Słodycze Wedel has become not just a necessary Polish candy shop, but one of Brooklyn's best candy shops period, More

Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin of Ovenly Share Their Guide to Eating Sweets in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

A traditionally Polish neighborhood in North Brooklyn, Greenpoint is quickly becoming a mecca for new and interesting food establishments. Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin, the dynamic duo behind Ovenly, have played a large part in the neighborhood's boom, with their salty-sweet baked goods and snacks. Here are some of their favorite places to satisfy a sweet tooth in the North Brooklyn hood. More

Karczma: Polish Comfort Food with a Side of Shtick

Stepping into Karczma is like entering an Epcot Center version of a Polish farmhouse. Wagon wheel chandeliers and gas lamp fixtures light up a dining room that centers around a prop water well. The waitresses, costumed in billowy peasant dresses, push the vibe dangerously close to theme restaurant territory. Thankfully though, that's where the tacky facade ends—the kitchen is genuinely Polish, putting out food that rivals any other restauracja in Greenpoint. More

Top This: The Hellboy (à la Paulie Gee's)

Three years ago, Paulie Giannone told then-music supervisor Mike Kurtz he could apprentice at his newly opened pizzeria, Paulie Gee's. Mike told Paulie, "Next week, when I come in, I'm going to bring my condiment." It wasn't long before the two pizzaioli figured out that Mike's chile and vinegar-spiked honey and Paulie's Dellboy pizza (a salty, meaty, piquant pizza made with spicy sopressata, fresh mozz, and parmigiano reggiano) were a match made in pizza heaven. And that's how the aptly named Hellboy, a must-order pie on the Paulie Gee's menu, was born. More

Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø and Jon Langley Tell Us What to Drink at Tørst in Brooklyn

"I've had the idea to do a beer bar for ten years," Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø said. "I travel a lot with my brewery (Evil Twin) and I go to a lot of good beer bars, but I never go to places where I feel like it's perfect. I knew that if I were ever going to be involved in a beer bar, I would have to give it 100%." Jarnit-Bjergsø, a Denmark native, is what people have come to call a gypsy brewer. He doesn't have his own facility for brewing. Instead, he travels the world and collaborates with different breweries, putting his recipes in their tanks and creating limited-edition brews, many of which are featured at Tørst. There are currently over 120 bottled beers available as well as 21 tap lines. More

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: David Schuttenberg's Greenpoint

Dave Schuttenberg knows his way around a pork shoulder, and he's pretty knowledgeable in all things meaty. But when he comes home to Greenpoint, he's greeted by his wife and six-year-old daughter, a vegetarian, and he's forced to change his tune. They go for veggie subs, breakfast doughnuts, and after-school pizza...unless he gets off work late, and has time to sneak in a bowl of oxtail ramen. More

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