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The second we’re officially absolved from winter, god help the bar or restaurant that doesn’t have a backyard, rooftop, or patio to call its own—or at the very least, a license to stick a handful of two-tops and a couple of chairs on the sidewalk. That’s why most media outlets keep a running, annual list of preferred places (many of them in Brooklyn) to eat and drink outside, places from Juliette, Berry Park and...
As a native city kid, restaurateur Darin Rubell has always fetishized green spaces (tell us about it). And although the true potential of the triangle-shaped, dust-floored former garage at the corner of Bushwick’s Flushing and Forrest Streets had been somewhat obscured by 5+ years of neglect, he was able to clearly envision it as a leafy neighborhood oasis; a welcome break in the unrelieved expanse of warehouses, factories, and OTB outposts.  So if his other...
  The brunch cocktail category needs a serious revision. Mimosas are lame, boring and watery. Bloody Marys can be either transcendent or horrible. Consider, then, the milk punch,  eggnog's slimmer, trimmer and more palatable cousin. Milk and brandy sounds like something your grandmother would drink, but hear us out -- the milk punch is a pleasantly old-timey, autumnal beverage, best enjoyed somewhere indoors with flickering candlelight, or in front of a vast, roaring fire. There's...
In early July, we were really excited to learn that the Forrest Triangle, a cut of land on the East Williamsburg/Bushwick border and former home to the Flushing Farms cafe, would soon be home to a new eatery and bar courtesy of the folks at 983 Bushwick's Living Room. And now, after months of anticipation, the new spot is finally (kind of) open.  Forrest Point, as they're calling it, quietly opened this past weekend, according...

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