A guide for your small town urges. Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill and Carroll Gardens only, with a loving glance at Red Hook. Focus on local joints. Updated for 2015.
with its dim lighting and a tiny woodburning stove in the back, it feels a bit like a journey into civil war america. relaxed, comfortable fare done with flair.
you go here for the décor and a well-made cocktail, and perhaps some finger food. they're good at that. don't stay long because it can get annoyingly crowded.
on the list because they stand out for doing something different: an old fashion soda parlor. competes with chocolate room on court street for my affection.
when jerry bagel was the owner, his colorful staff kept customers happy and provocatively entertained on summer nights. he died and with it a bit of the vibe.
there's overlap between prime meats and frankies: same owners, similar farmer chic modus operandi, but only frankies excels. they've stayed true to their roots.