There's Tony Manero with his classic swagger walking down 86th Street in Bensonhurst. There's Tony Manero in the shadows of the elevated subway, the 20th Avenue stop just over his head. There's Tony Manero swinging a can of Carnival paint in his left hand. Such are the opening credits of the 1977 movie classic Saturday … Continue reading Saturday Night Fever And The Double-Decker Slice Fallacy
It's no surprise to hear of an independent restaurant closing far too soon, however, some cause more disappointment than others. Let it be known that Park Slope lost a good one recently, as Prawn Shop has officially shuttered. Gone are the prawn boils, happy hour oysters, and grilled porgy. The gem of a seafood restaurant, … Continue reading Seafood Sadly Scarcer On Park Slope’s Union Street
My afternoon dessert was smiling at me. Two mischievous teeth offered a warm welcome, and a cold cookies and cream-flavored treat was topped with blueberries and Oreos. Nice to meet you, indeed. "That's our signature flavor," said Snowdays owner and founder Tony Quach. "It's called 'Yeti Tracks'. The yeti is our mascot here." Quach left me … Continue reading Shaved Cream At Snowdays Seduces Brooklynites And Yetis Alike
In the midst of the hectic preparations that go into a newly opened restaurant, Chef Esther Choi appears strikingly at ease. Choi -- who opened mŏkbar (212 Flatbush Avenue near Bergen Street) on February 8 -- has created an ambitious, new Korean restaurant that mixes the comforts of home with a clean, urban-rustic space just a … Continue reading Korean Jip Bap And Anju At mŏkbar Spice Up Flatbush Avenue
The Sams are talking about how they first met. "He was wearing a vest and a fedora hat," says Sam Penix, founder and co-owner of Everyman Espresso in Park Slope. Penix is speaking of the other co-owner standing right next to him -- Sam Lewontin. "His wardrobe has improved, and so has his coffee." These are … Continue reading Damn Fine Cup Of Coffee (And Owners) At Park Slope’s New Everyman Espresso
The intersection of 4th Avenue and 15th Street on the Park Slope/Gowanus border is under construction. However, one corner is ready for your visit. Welcome to the quirky and comfortable A&E Supply Co. (548 4th Avenue) -- a food and drink venue which is far too interesting for us to easily assign a food venue … Continue reading Beer, Butcher, Coffee, And A Meal Served Up At Sleek And Warm A&E Supply Co.
While wiping the remaining chipotle sauce off my face, Burgrito's co-owner Darin Laby took a quick glance around his new restaurant which opened just two weeks ago. "We're a little off, but I like it," he said. Laby understands the goal of his curious menu and possesses a warmth and sense of humor which parallels … Continue reading Oh You Sloppy, Odd, Scrumptious Mashup: Burgrito’s Opens In Park Slope