Browsing: Food & Drink

Food & Drink Regular and Vegan Gelato from L'Albero dei Gelati

Flowers are in bloom and the weather is just starting to warm up, which can mean only one thing: It’s frozen treats season. So far in Park Slope, we’ve seen the return of popsicles, pop-up Italian ice shops, and the ice cream man. But what about those wonderful places that stay open and serve up
Food & Drink Tagliarini pasta for brunch at Marco's

More restaurants should offer pasta for brunch, especially when it’s as perfectly prepared as at Marco’s. The restaurant from the folks behind Franny’s, which opened in their old space at 295 Flatbush Avenue last fall, launched brunch service last month, and the tagliarini ($15) is a highlight from a menu full of delicious dishes. The
Food & Drink Uncle Louie G Passion Fruit Italian Ice

Another sure sign that winter is over, despite what the weather may be up to: Uncle Louie G locations start slinging Italian ices and ice cream from their part-time shops! Our three local spots are all back up and running. The one at 319 7th Avenue near 9th Street (pictured above) is back open and scooping
Food & Drink Roma Pizza: Giant Slice

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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
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