Your Afternoon Snack: Duck Season

Day one, complete. Those in Prospect Park for opening weekend were blessed with sunshine and a load of fantastic food vendors. Smorgasburg has begun. After weaving between the throngs of first-day patrons, I paid a visit to Duck Season because I couldn’t resist the D.L.T. and the Poutine with Duck Fat Fries. From the freshly baked brioche buns to the demi-glace hiding…

“Damn Good Chinese Food”: East Wind Snack Shop

Tradition or innovation? Luckily, you don’t have to choose at East Wind Snack Shop. After gorging on a slew of bao buns and pot stickers, I sat down with New York City native and seasoned restaurateur Chef Chris Cheung (pictured below), who filled me in on the ins and outs of his Windsor Terrace operation where he and…

A Taste of Shanghai: Yaso Tangbao

Hey everyone! It’s been a little while. So, it’s only appropriate to return with something near and dear to my heart: Shanghai street food. Enter Yaso Tangbao. How cute is this place? Conveniently located off Downtown Brooklyn’s Fulton Street, this place could not be more clutch. Yaso Tangbao proudly serves fast casual Shanghai street food,…

Your Afternoon Snack: The Wonderful World of Smorgasburg

If you haven’t already, get to Smorgasburg as soon as possible. Every Saturday and Sunday, more than 100 vendors gather to serve you the latest and greatest eats. When you arrive, your choices will span a range of culinary delights like sweet treats from Gooey & Co. and Dough, mofongo from the aptly-named MofonGO and duck delicacies from Duck Season. Don’t…

Your Afternoon Snack: Konditori

Are you ready for your afternoon snack? Afternoon snacks are brief updates on restaurants and bars in and outside of Brooklyn. I want to ensure you have the latest and greatest recommendations as I explore these culinary landscapes. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m not a coffee drinker by any means. So, what am…

12 Years Strong: franny’s Is Here To Stay

Since 2004, franny’s has been a Southern Italian mainstay on the ever-evolving Flatbush Avenue. Located at in the sweet spot where Park Slope meets Prospect Heights just a stone’s throw away from Brklyn Hospitality favorites like Flatbush Farm and Bark, how does franny’s stand out? After being charmed by the warm interior and delicious aromas wafting from…

Your Afternoon Snack: 5ive Spice

Are you ready for your afternoon snack? Afternoon snacks are brief updates on restaurants and bars in and outside of Brooklyn. I want to ensure you have the latest and greatest recommendations as I explore these culinary landscapes. Don’t worry normal posts will continue as well!    I’m a serious sucker for banh mi sandwiches, so my…

MangoSeed: Breaking Through a Crowded Caribbean Scene

MangoSeed is a shining star among many of the restaurants popping up on Flatbush Avenue, serving spins on traditional Caribbean cuisine alongside a tasty cocktail menu with some delightfully stiff drinks. There are a lot of Caribbean restaurants and shops in Flatbush. So, what sets MangoSeed apart? First off, they do it well. There are some Caribbean dishes that…

Hunger Pang: New Asian-American Cuisine

When many Americans think of Asian-American cuisine, it is often synonymous with Chinese American cuisine. Asian cuisine encompasses an ever-growing myriad of dishes, but various regional dishes are often pigeon-holed into heavily Westernized American dishes like crab rangoon. Before you log on to Seamless to order another delivery of General Tso’s chicken with extra duck sauce, think again. Hunger Pang is forcing us…

4 Reasons MDK Will Make You Rethink Grilled Cheese

I think it is fair to say most of us are in a love affair with cheese – maybe even my lactose-tolerant friends with some Lactaid. Macaroni and cheese, pizza, burrata, cheeseburgers, Philly cheesesteaks, cheesy bread and baked brie are just a few of the cheese dishes that come to mind. Grilled cheese, however, brings a flurry of…

Soigne: Contemporary, Seasonal Eats

My quest for food often brings me to the 5th and 7th Avenues in Park Slope; however, this “South Slope” 6th Avenue gem caught my attention with its thoughtfully cooked food. I’ve had the pleasure of dining at Soigne twice now and I plan to visit many more times. Before we get into the food, I’d like…

Delroy’s: More Than Your Neighborhood Bar

Delroy’s Cafe and Wine Bar is certainly more than just your neighborhood bar, but it will be my new neighborhood bar. I have walked past this street many times and this past weekend my roommates and I finally went to see what they were offering. About two blocks from the Prospect Park stop (BQ), Delroy’s resides on Fenimore Street…