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Brunch at Rose Water

There are so many great brunch places in Brooklyn, but my absolute favorite, the one I revisit again and again and recommend to anyone visiting, is Rose Water. I’ve never had even a mediocre meal here. When I first started coming here, I was obsessed with the baked polenta with goat cheese and couldn’t think [...]

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Lunch at Al di La

I lived in Park Slope for 2 years before I finally tried Al di La. My old apartment was a mere 3 blocks away, and I had heard such great things about it, yet I had always been intimidated by the long lines of people waiting outside for dinner. (Like many restaurants here, they don’t [...]

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Lobster Butternut Squash Bisque at The Soup Bowl

Winter is never my favorite time in Park Slope, but the saving grace is the return of The Soup Bowl by the 7th Ave. F/G stop. (During the warmer months of the year, the location is home to Uncle Louie G’s.) Yes, it may be a takeout soup stand, but on weeknights when you’ve come back [...]

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Broiled Mackerel with Ponzu Sauce at Taro Sushi

Taro Sushi may be my favorite sushi restaurant in all of Brooklyn. I had been here for dinner many times before and always order the same appetizer: broiled mackerel with ponzu sauce (first pic above), so crisp and perfect with the slightly tangy sauce. Don’t think. Just get it. The restaurant itself is spacious and serene, [...]

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Burger at Thistle Hill Tavern

My friends Barb and Max, who moved to New York a few years ago from Los Angeles, often lament that back in L.A. it was hard to find places to dine outside. For a city with almost perfect weather year round, it has surprisingly few restaurants or bars with outdoor seating. So they were happy to [...]

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