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I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2016…

The two times I’ve been to Greece, I could not get enough of the tiny little fish that were breaded and fried with a hint of salt. I haven’t found smelt on most Greek menus in the city but was excited when I uncovered them at a modest little Carroll Gardens taverna. These were briny and crunchy with a nice squeeze of lemon. The only thing missing is a glass of ouzo. Price: $12
AVLEE GREEK KITCHEN
349 Smith Street (between Carroll and 2nd Street),
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
(718) 243-2641
avleegreekkitchen.com

I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2016…

You wouldn’t expect one of Brooklyn’s best cocktail bars to have a killer brunch. But Clover Club puts as much effort into their morning meal as they do into their well-thought out libations. It’s evidenced in their Bloody Marys, their bacon tasting, and their fluffy omlette stuffed with seasonal cheeses, meats, and vegetables. Price: $11
CLOVER CLUB
210 Smith Street (between Baltic and Butler Street),
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
(718) 855-7939
cloverclubny.com

Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

COURT STREET GROCERS, 485 Court Street (between Luquer Street and Huntington Street), Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Breakfast sandwiches were one of the hottest dishes a few years ago. Every restaurant was doing them (as long as they were open for breakfast, of course). But now we’re so immersed in Instagram-friendly food that the simple breakfast sandwich has gotten a little less attention.

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Come back every Wednesday for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures. NYC Brewery Tour explores the growing craft brewery scene in the city and visits all the unlikely spots that are brewing fresh, delicious beer.

Perhaps the most well-respected and popular of all the breweries that have opened in New York in the last few years is Other Half. The owners, Sam Richardson and Matt Monahan, are brewing geniuses and make some of the most coveted hoppy and sour ales. In such a short time, they’ve earned a reputation for being one of the most exciting breweries in the country.

Other Half Brewing


Category: Video

My search for the best cheesecake in New York continues….

MONTELEONE'S BAKERY & CAFÉ, 355 Court Street (between Union and President Street), Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

In a vibrant Italian neighborhood in Brooklyn, you’d expect there to be many answers to the  question “Who makes the best cheesecake?” Maybe that was the way it used to be in Carroll Gardens, but today, the Italian residents that are left in this post-gentrified neighborhood generally agree on one.

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Category: Cheesecake

My search for the best beer in New York continues….

OTHER HALF BREWING COMPANY, 195 Centre Street (between Hamilton Avenue and Smith Street), Carroll Gardens, BrooklynOf the dozen or so breweries that have opened in NYC in the last few years, the one that has probably become the biggest hit is Other Half. It’s the only one that has fully gained notice beyond the food and beer scene. The excitement feels much the same way Sixpoint did when it first debuted back in 2004. And it took another 9 years for another brewery (Other Half) to debut in Brooklyn.

Much of the excitement over Other Half has to do with their hop-centric beers. Brewmaster Sam Richardson is a wiz with the hops, having learned the art of fermentation in his hometown of Portland, Oregon and then working in New York at Greenpoint Beer Works for many years. This is his own project (with trained chef Matt Monahan) and he proves just what a beer genius he is.

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Category: Beer

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