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Save for slip-on shoes and sunglasses, an outdoor drinking and dining guide is the ultimate accessory for spring. And we’ve got 14 exemplary spots to add to Brooklyn’s ever-expanding al fresco list, from Bushwick’s Martha’s Vineyard-emulating Cape House, to Bed Stuy’s tiki-inspired Diamond Reef. Cape House: Thanks to tall walls erected along Bushwick’s Knickerbocker Avenue flatiron— shielding the neighborhood’s unforgiving industrial sprawl from view—Cape House is a convincing stand-in for a New England clam shack...
As inconspicuous a dining destination as when it was carved from a corner of Kinfolk, the new iteration of Aska occupies a low-slung, unmarked building dwarfed by the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge and dimmed by the exuberance of next-door neighbor, Miss Favela’s. Yet it couldn’t be less of an afterthought; rather, it’s the product of over two years of waiting and even more planning — and now that the anticipated reboot of his...
Aska, chef Frederik Berselius's critically adored tasting menu-only Williamsburg restaurant, will be serving its last meal on Wednesday, March 19th.   Aska opened in December 2012 to much acclaim, and Berselius's cooking was hailed as emblematic of the new Nordic cuisine trend, with special attention paid to innovative (and at times intimidating) ingredients like sea buckthorn berry, lichen, and pig's blood. The restaurant won a coveted spot on Bon Appétit's Best New Restaurant list in 2013 as...
Yes, Manhattan is still the culinary capital of New York City and most likely will be for time immemorial, but every year Brooklyn comes out swinging and slowly but surely the borough is making a name for itself in the food world. Today, The James Beard Foundation officially released the list of semifinalists for this year's much-coveted James Beard Awards (named after the late chef and food writer) and Brooklyn had a pretty strong showing....

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