Browsing: Food & Drink

Food & Drink Roma Pizza: Giant Slice
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If you want to instantly make a lot of friends, order a giant pizza and have it delivered to a bar. That’s what happened when we got this 28-inch behemoth from Roma Pizza, the pizzeria at 85 7th Avenue between Union and Berkeley that’s been making pies (the normal-sized ones we’re all familiar with, anyway)
Business Now Open: Bella Gioia, 209 4th Avenue
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“When people think of Italian food, they think of spaghetti and meatballs or chicken parmigiana,” says Nico Daniele, chef and owner of Bella Gioia, which just opened at 209 4th Avenue near the corner of Union Street. “I really want to remove that stigma and show that Italy, specifically Sicily, has a lot more to
Business Jerry, Christopher, Richard at Uncle Arthur's Cafe
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Uncle Arthur’s Cafe, the new venture from The Soup Bowl’s Richard Gussoff, opened last week at 237 9th Street, just off 4th Avenue. Named for his uncle Arthur Klein, an attorney who negotiated the leases for his restaurants, Richard hopes to channel the unpretentious attitude that helped make Arthur such a success. “I chose the name Uncle
Food & Drink grand army plaza food truck by kimchi taco
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Along with Opening Day festivities, there’s another reason to stop by Prospect Park this weekend — the food trucks are back! Try cuisine from far and wide (parts of NYC) at the rally’s Grand Army Plaza outpost, or at their Parade Ground parking spot. Park representative Corinne Martin tells us that this year’s Grand Army Plaza
Food & Drink Dizzy's Diner internet cafe, computer, sandwich
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If you’re looking for another spot to get a little work done in the neighborhood, the spacious back room in the Dizzy’s Diner at 230 5th Avenue is now open on weekdays for the laptop crowd. Not only is there plenty of seating in the space normally used for the brunch rush on weekends and
Business Wangs Chicken, 671 Union Street
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The tiny new joint Wangs quietly opened over the weekend at 671 Union Street, just off of 4th Avenue, in the space that used to house Falafilo. Though they’re still working out some details, they’re open for business and ready to serve up their Asian spin on Southern chicken. Partners Sara (pictured above) and Evan (who
Food & Drink CSA by Bare Foot Organics
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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs allow subscribers to buy fresh vegetables, and sometimes fruit, eggs, and more, direct from a local farmer. You pay in advance (though different CSAs may have different pay scales or due dates), and then during a period of weeks during the peak growing season, you go to a set location
Food & Drink Grade Pending by Mike Licht on Flickr
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When you head out for a bite to eat in the neighborhood, does a restaurant’s letter grade from the Department of Health factor in your decision on where to dine? Neighbor Jason L. De Leon reached out to us recently about what he calls a “B outbreak” in the area, after having noticed that several
Food & Drink Du Jour Bakery cheddar chive biscuit
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Sometimes the best things are so deceptively simple, that you’re left wondering how it could be so good with so little seemingly going on. That describes a lot of what you’ll find at Du Jour Bakery (365 5th Avenue), where they’ve been cranking out delicious pastries, cakes, and savory dishes since 2010. And while we’ve
Business People's Pops popsicle
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Another sign of spring: Our seasonal shops turnover, and we say goodbye to warm bites, and welcome back the chilly ones! First up is People’s Pops, the fruit ice pops and shaved ice shop, which returns to its Union Street space this Thursday after a fun cold-weather run by Winter Warmers. People’s Pops is reopening
Food & Drink Hamantaschen from D'vine Taste
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Purim, the festive holiday that commemorates the time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination, is a time for costumes, celebration, and of course, hamantaschen. This year, Purim is March 15-16, and if you’re looking for some of the tasty, buttery, jam-filled cookies, D’Vine Taste (150 7th Avenue) will be baking up batches throughout
Business (crop) Pie neon at Four & Twenty Blackbirds Cafe at Central Library
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“Do you want whipped cream on that?” It’s definitely the first time we’ve been asked that question inside the Central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, located at 10 Grand Army Plaza. But on this Pi Day – the annual March 14 celebration of the mathematics constant — the library welcomed its new cafe and celebrated the pi(e) that’s now
Food & Drink Da B sandwich from Banhmigos
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If you’re looking for a new spin on the classic Vietnamese banh mi sandiwch — usually cold cuts and pate piled onto a baguette with crisp, pickled vegetables — Banhmigos (178 Lincoln Place) has a few interesting options, like one with beef short ribs, or another with chicken-flavored tofu. And while they’re all pretty tasty, we
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