We know it’s cold out there in the hood and the cabin fever is starting to set in during these cold winter months, so we put this itinerary together to help get you out yet keep you warm and cozy from brunch to dinner!! Who loves ya? We do!! Check out these spots in Park Slope and Williamsburg for starters.
Let's get the day started with a nice brunch in Park Slope at Palo Santo located at 652 Union Str. near Union Hall. This beautiful gem with its brick and wood decor is a great little place to cozy up in. The menu here boasts a divine selection of Latin-Caribbean fusion cuisine that Palo Santo is known for. This warm and cozy spot also comes equipped with a quaint backyard that can be found open during warmer seasons, so this is no one trick pony! Here’s a tip: The Pumpkin Soup Garnished with Caviar. (Check the Pre-Fix)
After brunch head north for some Brooklyn Chic shopping and a taste of “The Burg” in the #hip and #trendy #Williamsburg. Here’s a tip: For the quickest ride hop in an #Uber or grab a #Car2go. Otherwise make your way to Ft. Greene on a #CitiBike or hop on #train.
Shopping in Williamsburg can be daunting with all the shops to choose from, here are two that fit this edition and will give you plenty of time to window shop during your stroll between them. As you know, there’s much to discover in Brooklyn.
For the #gents, stop by Wooden Sleepers, a very cool and hip #boutique #vintage and #throwback #clothing shop run by our good friend and resident #hipster Brian.
The #ladies will love Antoinette’s a tiny little boutique on Grand street near Berry that is filled with great vintage finds like clothes, jewelry and cute little knick knacks.
After working up an appetite you’ll want to warm up to this cozy spot Dokebi at 199 Grand Str. before heading back to Park Slope for cozy dinner to wind down the day, so eat light if you can resist. Remember, you can always come back now that you know it’s there, and we would all love that. Dokebi has two great rooms for food and drinks, but for this warm & cozy edition we’ll focus on a their fantastic little dimly lit lounge in the back. When coming off Grand str. near Bedford Ave in Williamsburg you’ll first walk into a wide open dining area with red Hibachi grill tables at the booths that line the walls. But don’t stop there…. Just keep walking in, and through the hallway that gently cross-dissolves the restaurant from the lounge in the rear. There, you’ll discover a full bar and some great music playing just soft enough to enjoy a nice conversation over a warm meal or drinks. Here’s a tip: Settle in and loosen up with a nice warm Sake to start.
Make your way back to Park Slope and tie it all together with a fantastic dinner at one of our new favorite places Runner & Stone, at 285 3rd Ave where the slope up to Prospect Park begins has been flying under the radar for a little while but that’s all about to change. It is a great little gem on a quiet 3rd ave. near Carroll Street in the #gowanus part of #Brooklyn. this Restaurant/Bakery (is not GF but) has a great menu of unexpected delights like , sprinkled with staple dishes everyone can enjoy. The designers really created a wonderful ambience with the re-purposing of some original materials and the creation of a “green space”. Dinner is accompanied by an incredible selection of music that soothes you through the entire experience!! Most if not everything on the menu is made fresh right there or locally. The service was phenomenal, literally. Here’s a tip: Try the Duck pastrami!
May is a great month for Brooklyn! The Cherry blossoms bloom in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and we can see a thawing out of the people. We would like to embrace this beautiful time of year when nature becomes anew with great food and drink, and dance and laughter too! Enjoy.
Five Leaves is this months feature!
This place may seem a little boring on the outside which I love, but inside it is all kinds of fantastic. It’s an amazing down to earth restaurant that takes great pride in its heritage and upscale home cooking cuisine. Ingredients that are farm-to-table fresh and a beautiful presentation are not the only stars in the kitchen! The decor and ambience is really cool so stop by for a morning Brunch, Oysters in the afternoon, or later for a wonderful dinner!
Featherweight gets one of our “in the cut” awards! This tucked away basement speakeasy isn’t the run of the mill! It beats to its own drum down there and it’ll make you move your body! Due to its unique hours you can only find it open from 7pm-2m Sunday - Thursday and 2p - 3am Saturday & Sunday. If you plan it just right you’ll be swinging with the best of them at the stroke of midnight!! Here’s a tip: you can grab dinner upstairs at Sweet Science.
Roberta's Pizza ok ok…..so you want great pizza? We locals already know about Roberta’s, but have you been there!? This place is a staple in the neighborhood and is easily one of the top 10 Pizza joints in NYC, not just Brooklyn! Go here for some of the best pizza Brooklyn has to offer. Grab a seat and sit down with all the real hipsters in the county, not the implants and transplants. This is home for many pizza lovers!! 261 Moore St. Brooklyn NY. 11206
So you think you can sing? Ok!! Nestled in Borough Park near Ft. Hamilton Parkway you’ll find one of the largest karaoke bars in the County. This swanky little gem has plenty of room for the whole party, make it a show and bring your costume changes!! It’s a ton of fun and you’ll have some great picts and video to share! 932 60th St. Brooklyn, NY 11219
So when was the last time you played shuffle board, or even wanted to? Who knew it would be so much fun!? Here’s a gem for all ages to enjoy an old past time shuffle board game and get in the spirit of the old days in this great big indoor park, fully equipped with a Bar!.... and oh yeah, they’ve got food too! 514 Union St. Brooklyn, NY 11215