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2016 has felt predominantly defined by almost constant loss, from the untimely passing of celebrity idols, to the sworn dissolution of our civil rights. And while a bit less widely impactful, it bears acknowledgement that a staggering number of worthy restaurants fell victim to the purge as well. Consider this list our cold and broken Hallelujah. Luksus: While Greenpoint’s craft beer temple, Tørst, lives on (and will expand into the about to be vacated back room) it seems...
Willow may have barely lasted a year inside of its queerly-angled Franklin Avenue headquarters, but that hasn’t kept a new eatery, Hart’s, from taking a chance on the pint-sized former tax office, crouched below the elevated apex of Bed Stuy’s C and S trains. And it could well prove the ideal starter home for Brooklyn wunderkind Nick Perkins, who—after years spent steadily climbing the ranks at Diner, Roman’s, Reynard and Marlow & Sons—has undertaken a...
In this borough, brunch is attended as religiously as mass: every Sunday, with loved ones, for the good of one’s soul (if soul can be substituted here for hangover). But at base, brunch is an unalloyed self indulgence. Now, BrunchCritic—the company that masterfully caters to that same indulgence with lists of the city’s best brunch destinations by category and neighborhood—gives us the chance to turn brunch into a (mostly) selfless cause. The third ORANGE Brunch Gala, organized by BrunchCritic,...
While highly subjective and a little bit arbitrary, “best of” restaurant honorifics provide an illuminating snapshot of the year that was, from major themes (a welcome, borough-wide return to authentic, multi-cultural cuisine), to neighborhoods to watch (Clinton Hill killed it, Williamsburg laid low). So from spots peddling everything from Chinese dumplings to Caribbean curry and Catalonian confit, here are the eateries that defined 2015. The Finch: Brooklyn has only recently begun to register on Michelin’s...

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