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When it comes to blink-and-you’ll miss it spring, you’ll want to consume its endowment of transcendent produce as often as you can, and in as many permutations as possible. So be sure to visit bars and restaurants intent on funneling the garden to your glass, from Olmsted and its sweet pea and sake tipple, to Motel Morris and their strawberry-balsamic drink. Olmsted With an edible garden in the backyard (now double its size, featuring an insulated...
Save for slip-on shoes and sunglasses, an outdoor drinking and dining guide is the ultimate accessory for spring. And we’ve got 14 exemplary spots to add to Brooklyn’s ever-expanding al fresco list, from Bushwick’s Martha’s Vineyard-emulating Cape House, to Bed Stuy’s tiki-inspired Diamond Reef. Cape House: Thanks to tall walls erected along Bushwick’s Knickerbocker Avenue flatiron— shielding the neighborhood’s unforgiving industrial sprawl from view—Cape House is a convincing stand-in for a New England clam shack...
As I write this, I’m browsing swimsuits for an upcoming trip to the British Virgin Islands, where I’ll be escaping New York’s winter for four blissful days of lounging on white sand beaches, sailing on a yacht, eating fresh seafood, and drinking fruity cocktails (I’m so sorry). But if you cannot do the same, do the next best thing: plan a Caribbean-themed dinner party and channel that island spirit. The team behind Bushwick’s favorite...
Part of the fun of year-end “best of” lists is undoubtedly tallying up the buzzy new spots you’ve been to and adding a few more to your bucket list. But if there’s a deeper observation to be made by looking back at the best new bars that opened in Brooklyn this year, it would have to be the way the nightlife scene reflects growing trends in our borough as a whole. This year, many...

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