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As much as we hate to concede to the likes of Queens, or God forbid, Jersey, we know it’s true: Brooklyn is not known for its beaches. At least, not the type with pristine layers of perfect sand, clear blue ocean water, or picturesque Californian piers. If you’re looking for that kind of beach, not only are you in the wrong city, but more likely, on the wrong coast. With that said, Brooklynites still...
Washing briny oysters down with a glass of Champagne is one of the world’s simplest delights—especially when you’re on a budget. Lucky for Brooklynites, our borough is saturated with spots offering some of the best bivalve specials around. Whether you like ‘em with a cold craft beer, topped with mignonette or garnished with a squeeze of lemon, there’s an oyster happy hour to satisfy your palate as well as your humble bank account. Bearded Lady Bearded...
Further validating the affirmation that necessity is the mother of invention, the original caesar salad was hastily cobbled together from leftover ingredients back in the 1920s, by a Tijuana-based restauranteur attempting to satiate a group of Hollywood film stars. And whether ceremoniously prepared tableside at posh steakhouses or offered at diners and fast-food joints, the mélange of romaine tossed with raw egg, garlic, lemon, Worcestershire and (somewhere along the line) anchovy has remained largely...
Ever since a German gentleman named Charles Feltman debuted a “red hot” cart on the Coney Island boardwalk back in 1867 (and was eventually, enduringly succeeded by one-time apprentice, Nathan Handwerker), Brooklyn has been inextricably linked with hot dogs. And come summer, demand increases exponentially for the borough’s signature, beach and ballfield-friendly dish, which is why we’ve rounded up 10 of our very favorite franks. Feltman’s Back in Brooklyn after 62 years, Nathan’s predecessor, Feltman’s, has...

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