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…

Where Have I Been? The #Wanderlust Edition

So, the time has come. The obligatory apology post has arrived – it’s been way too long and I know it, but I have good reason. Do Morocco and Portugal suffice? Traveling these beautiful countries had me more than wrapped up, so the least I can do is share a mere sampling of the delicacies I…

“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…

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…

Traif: Dine on Some Swine

At the mouth of the Williamsburg Bridge, you can find Traif sitting pretty awaiting your arrival. The neighborhood of Williamsburg is exploding with dive bars, new age restaurants, tattoos, and camera-toting hipsters. Traif is smack dab in the middle of a booming Hasidic Jewish community. Ironically enough, the Hebrew word treif is the Yiddish word for food that does not…