Browsing: Food & Drink

Business Beauty Bar has closed
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The neighborhood go-to for imbibing while making sure your toes are shiny has left 5th Avenue. Beauty Bar — which opened in 2012 at 249 5th Avenue (between Carroll Street and Garfield Place) — closed its doors on Monday, August 31. According to Gothamist, a “for rent” sign was posted in the window yesterday. The…

Food & Drink People waiting for food at Smorgasburg in Prospect Park.
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Sunday was Smorgasburg’s first week on Prospect Park’s Breeze Hill, and judging by the crowds and the lines, a lot of people were excited to check it out despite the 90 degree heat. Smorgasburg was founded by Jonathan Butler and Eric Demby as a spin-off of Brooklyn Flea in May 2011 and has since expanded…

Business Christian Ortiz, Executive Chef of BK9 and the BK9 staff
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BK9 is a new contemporary Caribbean restaurant that will be officially opening its doors on Monday, August 31. A business created by nine partners from Brooklyn (hence the name), we recently had the opportunity to sit down with Christian Ortiz, BK9’s executive chef, to discuss an array of subjects: the restaurant’s opening, his background in…

Food & Drink Wasan Japanese Restaurant is open
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Veteran chefs Kakusaburo Sakurai and Ryota Kitagawa have opened Wasan at 440 Bergen Street (between 5th and Flatbush Avenues). Wasan opened its East Village restaurant in 2010 and is a Michelin-recommended Japanese restaurant. Wasan is know for using locally grown ingredients and excels in pairing sake and wines with your meal, courtesy of sommelier Toshiyuki…

Food & Drink The Pato en Mole Verde and Bean and Cheese Pupusas
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With so many places in the neighborhood to grab a mimosa and a plate of eggs on the weekend, how can you decide which is the best spot to take your visiting in-laws or where you’ll want to sit quietly for a couple hours with the hair of the dog? The Park Slope Brunch Beat…

Business Photo via theother5th
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Namaste Indian, which took over Zito’s Sandwich Shoppe at 195 5th Avenue, is now open. This is the new location of the popular Astoria, Queens joint and they are offering a lunch buffet for $12 from 11am-4pm and a happy hour from 4-6pm. They are also offering delivery via Seamless, Grub Hub and Delivery.com. Has anyone tried…

Business artichoke pizza slice
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After a soft opening this past Saturday, Artichoke Basille’s Pizza opened today at 59 5th Avenue (between St Marks Avenue and Bergen Street) in the former Luscious Foods space. This will be New York’s sixth Artichoke outpost, joining three in Manhattan, one in Astoria, and one at LaGuardia Airport. But it’s Brooklyn’s first. And it…

Art & Music fluke
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Looking for a way to get away without the hassle of taking a trip? Brooklyn Staycation is your guide to taking a breather without ever leaving the borough. Each week, we will zoom in on different Brooklyn neighborhood. Today, we will take you on a walk through Sheepshead Bay. Check out more Brooklyn Staycations here.…

Business Shinju Sushi III's New Signage
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We recently passed by Shinju Sushi III (75 5th Avenue, between Prospect and St Marks Places) and noticed the signage has been changed to Hiroto Japanese Restaurant. The owner could not be reached for comment and several employees answering the phone were unable to clarify if the restaurant had recently changed ownership, or if they’ve…

Events Photo via Smorgasburg
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If you’ve been thinking the one thing missing from Prospect Park is ramen burgers, you’ll be glad to know they’ll soon be available, along with many more food options, as the uber-hip Smorgasburg is setting up shop in our big backyard. Starting August 30, the outdoor eating extravaganza will be moving from its current home…

Food & Drink flatbush ave at 7th ave at night
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We noticed this roundup of the best late-night eats in New York City in Gothamist last week and it got us thinking about where we go when we need a bite after hanging out in Park Slope. We realized that the neighborhood doesn’t have the largest selection of eateries open after midnight. Luckily, we have…

Art & Music Kensington
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Looking for a way to get away without the hassle of taking a trip? Brooklyn Staycation is your guide to taking a breather without ever leaving the borough. Each week, we will zoom in on different Brooklyn neighborhood. Today, we will take you on a walk through Kensington and its surrounding area. Check out more…

Business Enjoy a breeze with your brunch at Juventino. Photo by gwenib
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It looks like the popular brunch spot Juventino (370 5th Avenue) is for sale. We spotted this listing for the restaurant last week. The restaurant is listed for $75,000 for the two years left on the lease plus a five year extension, as well as an existing liquor license. We love the backyard and their tasty egg…

Food & Drink Pulled Pork sandwich at Corner of Vermont (Photo by Shannon Geis / Park Slope Stoop)
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In a rush, but looking for something tasty? Stop by Corner of Vermont and grab one of their many maple flavored items. We love the Vermonter hot dog ($5.25), which is topped with maple mustard, maple caramelized onions, and a sprinkle of maple sugar. It’s a great mix of sweet and savory. If you want…

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