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Hey, remember Dine in Brooklyn, last seen in 2013? A holiday akin to Christmas in the restaurant world with its plentiful cut-priced promotions? Well, now, it's back, having slipped under the shadow of Manhattan’s flashier Restaurant Week. So, spread the word that from August 11-22, scores of participating local eateries will serve $28 three-course dinners, $15 two-course lunches, and $12 brunches. When you support the local businesses of Dine in Brooklyn, your wallets and your stomachs...
As the famous proverb goes, “Tell me how many kinds of mustard you have in your refrigerator, and I’ll tell you who you are.” Or something like that. Well, ok. Maybe that’s not something people say, but that doesn’t mean it essentially isn’t true; we are what we eat, after all. And we really are what we eat at home, alone or with our families. Here, then, we peek inside the refrigerators of five...
It’s just past three in the afternoon on a Tuesday, shortly after schools get out, and Windsor Terrace parents—backpacked kids in tow—keep popping their heads through the door of Butterfunk Kitchen. Although they won’t officially be open until 5:30, co-owner Eugenie Woo greets them all warmly, by name, as this is a neighborhood where restaurant debuts are cause for community celebration. Especially when said eatery is a soul food mecca and rollicking juke joint, spearheaded...
"My parents bought me a boombox and A Boy Named Goo for my eighth birthday." Of all the things Cindy Lou Gooden tells me while sitting on a 70s-styled barstool in the triangulated anteroom of Montana's Trail House, this seems like the most apt introduction to the Brooklyn-based musician. She orders some fried green tomato sliders, explaining the connection between Autolux and Failure to me, before launching into a candid conversation about the very...

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