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5 Brooklyn Foods to Eat Before Summer Ends

11 Aug

We’re getting down to the last few weeks of summer, so it’s about time you started your Summer 2014 Brooklyn Food (and Drink) Bucket List. But where to begin? I have a few suggestions. Here are my top five picks.

1. Hay Rosie Ice Cream

Hay Rosie recently opened in Carroll Gardens, offering up unique ice cream flavors from Sriracha Popcorn, to Lemon Bar, and Sage Chocolate Chip. The tiny tasting room is worth a visit, and you can even stock up your freezer with their ice cream “cubes” instead of pints. I suggest the Malted Chocolate with Honeyed Peanut Butter Swirl if you’re into that kind of thing.

The infamous Sriracha Popcorn ice cream

The infamous Sriracha Popcorn ice cream

2. The Pines’ Yard Menu

One f my favorite Gowanus hot spots, The Pines, created a “Yard Menu” for summer, served in their charming backyard. Head over on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for items like blistered shishito peppers, lobster rolls with bloody mary mayo, and free DIY s’mores.


3. Four & Twenty Blackbirds’ Blueberry Pie

Fresh blueberries are one of the best things to come out of summer. Four & Twenty Blackbirds has managed to elevate the blueberry pie while keeping it simple– with a crisp, buttery crust and sweet blueberry filling that oozes onto the plate with each forkful.

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4. Lobster Joint’s Lobster Bloody Mary

True, you can enjoy a bloody mary anytime of year, but I prefer The Lobster Joint in Greenpoint in the summer, when I can sit in the back picnic tables with a lobster roll and lobster roll bloody mary. The spicy, horseradish-filled cocktail is topped with a giant chunk of lobster claw. Ah-mazing.


5. Alma’s Fish Tacos

Alma makes this list not only for the fish tacos (read: crispy battered fish with crunchy cabbage and radishes in a soft corn tortilla), but also for the gorgeous rooftop views of the city and the sweet frozen margaritas. It’s the ultimate summer dinner destination.




Where to get Your Pumpkin Fix

19 Oct

Check out these BROOKLYN spots to find your Fall pumpkin fix!

1. PIE:

Four & Twenty Blackbirds 439 Third Avenue

By the slice or a whole pie, Four & Twenty Blackbirds serves up the richest seasonal pies. In season right now? Not only a Pumpkin Pie, but a Honeyed Pumpkin Pie too!

2. CAKE:

LadyBird Bakery 1112 Eighth Avenue

How does a “delicate pumpkin cake with a pumpkin-apricot cream cheese icing” sound to you? LadyBird has it! The cake is even decorated with a leafy motif. If that wasn’t enough pumpkin for you, try the “Pumpkin Cranberry Cupcakes.”


One Girl Cookies 168 Dean Street

Not a cake, nor a cookie, the whoopie pie is the perfect mix. Try One Girl Cookies‘ pumpkin whoopie pie filled with a cream cheese frosting. Ready to indulge? Order a dozen for $27.


Wild Ginger 112 Smith Street

If sweet baked goods aren’t your thing, go for a more savory pumpkin dish– Pumpkin Soup. Wild Ginger offers theirs with sweet potato and white beans, and it’s only $5!


Blue Sky Bakery 53 5th Avenue

You need a pumpkin-y breakfast, so why not head over to Blue Sky Bakery, where you can enjoy Fall flavors like Pumpkin Apple Walnut Muffins? Perfectly baked– the muffins are a little crunchy on the outside and super fluffy on the inside.