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Lord knows, we never thought we’d see the day when Jewish food became cool. Growing up, it seemed as distant and improbable a possibility as Brooklyn itself becoming cool; an age when Sephardic or Askenazi delacies (when not prepared at home), were the exclusive purview of no-frills, track-lit places like Theresa’s (blintzes), Mrs. Stahl’s (knishes), and Mill Basin Delicatessan (chopped liver, stuffed cabbage, corned beef). But in the last five years or so, it’s...
Behind every great restaurant there stands a great chef. Or, more frequently, a number of great chefs. And because there was such a wealth of notable openings this year, we wound up being introduced to a whole lot of incredible talent. Granted, few of these toques are actual neophytes to the dining scene, but each has made a significant impact on the way Brooklyn ate this year, which is why we’ve named them the best...
Each time we don’t eat dinner out, it feels like a missed opportunity. Because in addition to all the dishes from oldie-but-goodie restaurants we just can’t help but order again and again, each year brings an even greater wealth of options—a string of brand new eateries with unique menus, just begging for our thorough exploration. So as hard as it was to tear ourselves away from tried-and-true standbys like the shrimp po' boy at Pork...
There are lots of reasons to get excited about Thanksgivikkuh, the once-in-a-lifetime convergence of Thanksgiving with the first night of Hanukkah. Not least of which are all of the extra possibilities for layers in your Turducken, because who doesn’t love the thought of waterfowl encased in gefilte fish? And the restaurant community has positively raced to add their quirky contributions to the holiday food cannon, from Shelsky’s potato latke stuffing, to the turkey-filled donuts...

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