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Believe it or not, there’s a happy medium between being nose to armpit at some cacophonous club with hundreds of novelty eyeglass-wearing, noisemaker-tooting, Bacardi-soused revelers, and duking it out with other inveterate New Year’s Eve shut-ins, over the last box of frozen poppers at the grocery store. Going the restaurant route is still legitimately social (with the benefit of at least a half-foot buffer between you and other tables), you’ll actually be able to...
There are a number of factors that compel the steadfast Brooklynite to plunk down inconceivable sums on pint-sized apartments—and for us, it’s always been our unparalleled access to unique, independently-run restaurants. But crushing rent hikes, unworkable regulations and an easily distracted audience (the number of permits issued to new eateries rose by 26 percent in 2014) has proved an ever-ringing death knell to businesses not owned by hospitality groups and corporations, from Smith Street...
The truth is, restaurants no longer live or die on the strength of their menus alone, even when supplemented by seasonally changing dishes and nightly specials. As part of a non-stop hustle just to stand out, they’re forced to function as event planners of sorts, scheduling a steady stream of themed tastings and meet-the-farmer dinners, in order to get the media’s tongues wagging, and otherwise complacent customers through the door. So here’s what a handful...
Brucie is easily one of our favorite restaurants in all of Brooklyn because of the consistently inventive, ever-changing menu courtesy of chef Zahra Tangorra, whose food never fails to delight and surprise us. So it doesn't really take a special menu to get us to head over to the Court Street spot—we'd probably be going there anyway. But the recently announced Valentine's Day menu has us particularly excited. Why? Well, it's Kim and Kanye...

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