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Hey, remember Dine in Brooklyn, last seen in 2013? A holiday akin to Christmas in the restaurant world with its plentiful cut-priced promotions? Well, now, it's back, having slipped under the shadow of Manhattan’s flashier Restaurant Week. So, spread the word that from August 11-22, scores of participating local eateries will serve $28 three-course dinners, $15 two-course lunches, and $12 brunches. When you support the local businesses of Dine in Brooklyn, your wallets and your stomachs...
Boasting one of Brooklyn’s very best backyards—ornamented with honest-to-goodness grape vines and other exotic, non-urban flora—The Pines team could simply fling open its doors the second that temperatures exceed 50-degrees, and call it spring. Yet, they’ve never been content to merely use the space as al fresco overflow for the restaurant, experimenting instead with various standalone concepts, from a Basque-style cider bar to a wood-burning small plates spot. And this season, they’ve actually given...
During our previous Park Slope neighborhood crawl, we expressed our abiding astonishment over Fifth Avenue’s remarkable renaissance; having grown up in the area, we remember when the only reason to venture out amongst the crack dealers was to grab a carton of close-to-expiration eggs from Met Foods. But Third Avenue in Gowanus? According to our mom, we’d be shot, or kidnapped, or something equally dire, the very second we crossed the border. (Although we did...
You’d hardly expect to find a restaurant like Willow nestled directly under Franklin Avenue’s elevated C-train, flanked by a Dunkin’ Donuts, a Papa John’s and a Crown’s Fried Chicken. And yet, the intriguingly angled eatery—which somehow manages to seat 30 in its custom-crafted nooks and cozy corners, outfitted with exposed bricks and burnished walnut—is a tiny and multi-faceted diamond in the rough, which perfectly reflects the progression of stunning snacks and scrupulously constructed small...

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