Hi all -
I know you’ve missed me…. apologies. Well, I don’t really feel bad to be honest. I’ve been busy – judge me if you’d like. SO I am going say from the onset that I am not a real Brooklynite, I live in Williamsburg – which is the NYCer version of Brooklyn, HOWEVER, I am still in love with this city and want to share some of my favorite restaurants I’ve found so far on my journeys through the better borough:
Alright, so Dumont A) is close in proximity to my apartment which helps B) has killer food C) has an adorable back garden I always resort to when parents, dates, non-BK friends come over the bridge. Definitely try the crispy artichokes, Dumont salad, OUT of control mac and cheese entree (yes you heard right) and Dumont Burger, duh.
Once you get over the fact it’s unfortunately ON Bedford Avenue, which is the main drag and hub for all non residents, you’ll fall in love with this unassuming French cafe that not only offers incredible baked egg dishes (my favorite is the eggs, feta and pepper combo with a phenomenal toasted baguette) but also a good inexpensive spot for low key dinners with cheap wine and turkey meatloaf. Count me in.
Stone Park Cafe
Yes, just…. yes. Go immediately. Charming, local favorite nestled in Park Slope offering incredible dinners without any fuss. Some dishes worth trying ASAP include: the shaved brussel sprout salad, beet “tarte tatin,” swiss chard raviolini (helloooo) and the roasted chicken with a mushroom tagliatelle.
Located in Gowanus, which has become a sick spot to spend a night in, this funky, fast-buzzing restaurant is totally unique, confusing and delicious all at once. Since the menu changes every day and we sat at the bar when dining there, everything behind the kitchen doors, was more or less presented to us. I remember having some incredible octopus with pickled pepper, scallop with watermelon, sablefish with manila clams and great bread with house cultured & caraway butter.
While I still think this Cobble Hill new American restaurant has some kinks so work out, I think it has a ton of potential. Check out the red quinoa risotto, grilled kale salad with couscous, squash with pesto tagliatelle and the chicken with the new potato salad. I wish it was a bit bigger, as the tables are all super close to one another but hey, beggars can’t be choosers with NYC real estate man.