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It’s 12am; do you know where your hot chicken sandwiches are? The answer, of course, is Mekelburg's--which has repeatedly proven itself to be all things to Clinton Hill with smoked salmon tartines and babka french toast at breakfast, loaded spuds and roasted oysters during lunch and dinner, and over 15 unconventional, on-tap beers plus gourmet goods and sundries essentially any old time. And now, to correspond with newly expanded hours (they’re open until 4 AM...
National Ice Cream Day may have come and gone, but scoops and sundaes hardly need a PR push come summer. Especially since Brooklyn’s pantheon of seasonal frozen desserts—Steve’s swingles, Coolhaus’ sandwiches, anything from Ample Hills—has seen a surfeit of illustrious additions this past year, from cones crafted from Japanese crepes and Hong Kong waffles, to Mexican chamoyadas and churro bowls and Amalfi-inspired Italian ices. Wowfulls’ Hong Kong Waffle Cones This Smorgasburg vendor’s outrageous ice cream concoctions...
Elaine memorably decried cinnamon as the “lesser babka” on a classic Seinfeld episode; and ordinarily, we would wholeheartedly agree with her. But when it comes to a duo of Jewish pastry-studded ice creams, recently released by Brooklyn’s own Ample Hills, both are categorically created equal. In collaboration with our favorite beer bar/gourmet goods shop/soigné spuds slinger—Mekelburg’s—which contributed loaves of their Clinton Hill-baked babka to the cause, and where the pints are being exclusively sold, Ample Hills...
Clinton Hill and Fort Greene, in the last decade, have undergone rapid transformation—and much of it has materialized as bars. That said, the relaxed and quiet character of each place has blessedly remained the same; and a couple places (Frank's!, Alibi) don't look a wink different than they did before their fancier counterparts joined the crowd. If you find yourself in one of these neighborhoods and get thirsty, you won't be disappointed by these twenty...

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