Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Why the Young Heir of Katz’s Deli Decided to Expand for the First Time in 129 Years

Source: Grub Street NY

The enduring appeal of Katz’s Deli is predicated on consistency. The same location, the same excellent pastrami, the same mix of seasoned New Yorkers mingling with exuberant tourists, all since 1888. (And since 1989, the same “I’ll have what she’s having” jokes.) As Adam Platt said, while naming …

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Franny’s Will Close

Source: Grub Street NY

This is seriously depressing: Franny’s has long been among the best places in Brooklyn to get pizza — no small feat — as well as a neighborhood favorite for straightforward Italian food, with one of the most impressive wine lists in the city. But according to a note sent …

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The Absolute Best Bar in Bushwick

Source: Grub Street NY

Blame it on Hannah Horvath: She came, she partied, and she left in her wake an explosive Bushwick bar scene. Now, the neighborhood of warehouses, bodegas, and Spanish soul-food restaurants is crawling with crowds. Weekend nights can sometimes look as busy as the scene in Williamsburg or the East Village, …

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Grand Banks Team Debuts Two New Oyster Bars for New York

Source: Grub Street NY

Good news for fans of the excellent, perpetually crowded Grand Banks (which, even on a recent Monday at 4 p.m., was slammed): The team behind the blockbuster oyster-bar-on-a-boat have two new projects opening that promise to retain all the charm of the original.

First up is Island Oyster

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The Absolute Best Brunch in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

In thousands of years, historians may regard modern brunch as the terminal stage of a soft civilization in decline. Now, however, there is no more important social meal, which is less about sustenance and more about making a declaration of leisure. Within brunch, of course, are many subgenres: the …

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A Charming New Brooklyn Restaurant Specializes in Modern Middle Eastern Food

Source: Grub Street NY

Could this be the start of a moment for upscale Israeli food in New York? Hot on the pita-crumb trail of Nur, the American debut of Israeli celebrity chef Meir Adoni, Miss Ada has opened in Fort Greene. (Not to mention last year’s arrival of hummus …

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Landmark Building Once Home to Gage and Tollner Will Host a Series of Food Panels

Source: Grub Street NY

The landmark building at 372 Fulton Street in Brooklyn has lived several lives. The longtime home of the revered Gage and Tollner, where southern-food queen Edna Lewis once cooked. The short-lived but classiest-ever Arby’s. A discount clothing and jewelry store. Now, it will host a series …

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This Is How the Best Cake in New York Is Made

Source: Grub Street NY

This tiny Greenpoint bakery’s takes on traditional cakes have turned a one-time “side project” into a neighborhood spot known for having the best cakes in all of New York. Their latest invention, the vanilla salted-caramel cake, offers the perfect balance of savory and sweet.

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The Absolute Best Restaurants for Jury-Duty Lunch Breaks in Brooklyn

Source: Grub Street NY

The best part of jury duty is lunch. And while, in contrast to Manhattan’s Civic Center, the immediate area around the Brooklyn courthouses can seem like a bit of a restaurant wasteland, there is truly great lunch to be had (and grocery shopping to do) if you’re willing to take …

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Brooklyn Graffiti Artists Claim McDonald’s Stole Their Work to Sell Burgers

Source: Grub Street NY

McDonald’s has a new campaign that a group of artists say co-opts their work without permission. A documentary-style video in the Netherlands highlights “the Vibe of Bushwick NY,” and the problem is that said video features the work of street artists who say they never consented to …

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Hip Brooklyn Condos Now Come With Rooftop Farmland

Source: Grub Street NY

Your friend’s LEED-certified loft on the Gowanus Canal has nothing on a new luxury condo near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where, by this time next year, the building’s lucky occupants will be harvesting fresh ramps from their own private rooftop farm. Apparently, right now, crews at

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The Absolute Best Bar in Bed-Stuy

Source: Grub Street NY

Alongside historic brownstones and streets made notorious by homegrown emcees, Bed-Stuy has plenty of awesome places to drink. Whether you’re looking for a destination cocktail or some incredible music to go with your margarita, here are the best spots in the neighborhood.

2. Lovers …

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New York’s First BrunchCon Was a Drunken Hellscape

Source: Grub Street NY

More proof it’s wise to avoid any and all New York events built around drinking alcohol and ending in “Con”: The city’s first-ever BrunchCon went down yesterday, with 2,250 attendees and an open mimosa bar, so it’s terribly surprising that things went …

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The Supermarket Where Biggie Smalls Once Worked Gave Away ‘Biggie Bags’ Yesterday

Source: Grub Street NY

“Paper or plastic?” was definitely not a question at a Brooklyn Key Foods yesterday. As a kid in the ’80s, Biggie Smalls spent time bagging groceries at the Met Foods Supermarket in Clinton Hill. So to pay their former employee a tribute on the 20th anniversary of his …

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This Frozen Drink Embraces Bartending’s Recent Past, As Well As Its Future

Source: Grub Street NY

The mixology movement was defined, in large part, by its reclamation of cocktail history: unearthing techniques, books, ingredients, and recipes that may otherwise have been lost to time. Go to any half-decent bar now, and your Manhattan will not only be better than it would have been 20 years ago, …

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Brooklyn Butcher-Shop-Restaurant A&E Supply Co. Debuts Dinner Tonight With Chicken Nugget Gnocchi

Source: Grub Street NY

When you put a butcher shop and a cheese counter and a coffee shop and a restaurant into a single space, it’s often best to focus on one thing at a time. Which is why A&E Supply Co., Gowanus’s newest multi-hyphenate, has opened in stages since November. Over …

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Chefs From Egg, Franny’s, and La Vara Are Hosting a Fundraiser to Support Refugees

Source: Grub Street NY

In response to Trump’s controversial executive order, a talented group of chefs — Egg’s Evan Hanczor, Franny’s Ian Auger, La Vara’s Alex Raij, White Gold Butchers’ Erika Nakamura and Jocelyn Guest, and Oxalis’ Nico Russell — is hosting …

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Restaurant Reminds Guests Immigrants Make America Great, Also Definitely Cooked Their Food

Source: Grub Street NY

Top Chef alum Mark Simmons has tucked a quick #MAGA tip for President Donald Trump onto receipts at Park Slope gastropub Kiwiana, since Trump seems to need a few right now. “Immigrants make America great (they also cooked your food and served you today),” it …

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Olmsted Chef Greg Baxtrom Unwinds With Charcuterie and Cartoons

Source: Grub Street NY

Olmsted in Prospect Heights emerged as one of the smash-hit new restaurants of 2016, which means chef-owner Greg Baxtrom can finally relax a bit. “To be honest, it’s only been since Thanksgiving that I’ve been able to go out at all, and we’ve been open since …

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Olmsted Chef Greg Baxtrom Unwinds With Charcuterie and Cartoons

Source: Grub Street NY

Olmsted in Prospect Heights emerged as one of the smash-hit new restaurants of 2016, which means chef-owner Greg Baxtrom can finally relax a bit. “To be honest, it’s only been since Thanksgiving that I’ve been able to go out at all, and we’ve been open since …

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Restaurant Workers Fight Off Knife-Wielding Robber with Soup Ladle

Source: Grub Street NY

A guy maybe not cut out for robbery tried holding up a Brooklyn Chinese restaurant with a big knife, but fled in terror when the staff started calmly arming themselves with ladles and other kitchen utensils. His approach seemed promising — video shows him brazenly leaping onto the …

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Park Slope Food Coop Busts Two Members for Allegedly Stealing $18,000 Worth of Groceries

Source: Grub Street NY

NYPD has arrested two Park Slope Food Coop members who the store says pilfered a combined $18,000 worth of groceries in the past year. Co-op co-founder Joe Holtz tells Gothamist that members suspected the two men, one of whom was 79 (!), of stealing food during …

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Celebrated Chef Damon Wise Has Taken Over the Kitchen at Maison Premiere and Sauvage

Source: Grub Street NY

Here’s a last-minute Christmas present for New York: The talented chef Damon Wise has taken over the kitchens at Greenpoint’s Sauvage, where he will be chef-partner, and its acclaimed sister-bar Maison Premiere. Wise previously worked as the corporate executive-chef for Tom Colicchio’s Crafted Hospitality and later …

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Celebrated Chef Damon Wise Has Taken Over the Kitchen at Maison Premiere and Sauvage

Source: Grub Street NY

Here’s a last-minute Christmas present for New York: The talented chef Damon Wise has taken over the kitchens at Greenpoint’s Sauvage, where he will be chef-partner, and its acclaimed sister-bar Maison Premiere. Wise previously worked as the corporate executive-chef for Tom Colicchio’s Crafted Hospitality and later …

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