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I grew up in Brownstone Brooklyn at a time (think “Ford to City: Drop Dead”) when things seemed to either go backwards—Bushwick on fire—or pretty much stay the same as they had ever been. Carroll Gardens was Italian, Fort Greene was African American, the WASPs were in Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO was…well, nothing, it didn’t exist as a residential designation, and while there were some tallish office buildings near Borough Hall, there was exactly one...
Itty bitty Baba Cool is already the queen of Fort Greene’s breakfast scene, blowing up early morning insta’s with images of chia pudding, butternut squash bowls, and the requisite avo toast. And after a recent renovation, the clean-living café is showing off some seductive night moves as well, expanding their repertoire with a distinctive “after hours” program. Newly operational from 6-10pm, “signature potions” like golden milk lattes and activated hot chocolate now share counter space...
The just-opened Mettā is cooking up some friendly competition for Colonia Verde in Fort Greene. Also a wood-fired Latin spot, Mettā is helmed by Norberto Piattoni, who is plumbing his native Argentina for flavor, as well as a range of “asado” (barbecue) techniques. Armed with a blistering parilla (grill), plancha (griddle) and vertical fire basket, as well as a timber-stoked oven and stovetop, he’s flexing muscles that were further honed at Francis Mallmann’s Restaurant Garzon in...
When you hit your local watering hole, you've got questions about what really goes on there. Well, there's no better way to get answers than to go directly to the source. We give you, below, our February tips for tips from those who know the scene best—bartenders. They do us a solid and give us a peak behind the mysterious bar veil.   "Tell us about your worst day while bartending." Christian Where he presides: No. 7 Restaurant, Fort Greene Favorite Drink: Harry Callahan "I...

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