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Brooklyn Food Tour...Red Hook and Park Slope

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petuniafromhell Jul 13, 2010 12:04 PM

I live in the Bronx and chow in Manhattan but for the past couple of years i've noticed that the Brooklyn food scene is the place to explore...planning a Sunday eating extravaganza...nothing fancy, just places where I can walk pr take the bus and grab a good quick bite to eat to sample what the borough has to offer. Would prefer to focus on Park Slope and Red Hook areas and salty and sweet treats.

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    jaingmaster Jul 13, 2010 04:57 PM

    Red Hook can be difficult by bus, but your efforts will be rewarded.

    Red Hook Lobster Pound: lobster rolls. In my most recent visit I liked the Maine-style over the Connecticut-style, but both are excellent. If you're with someone else (and don't mind dropping the $15/roll) get one of each and split.

    Baked: baked things. Sweet and salty cupcake is outstanding. I've had other things here, and they were good but unmemorable.

    Red Hook Ball Fields: Latin-American street food.

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    Baked
    359 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

    Red Hook Lobster Pound
    284 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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    1. re: jaingmaster
      jen kalb Jul 14, 2010 08:32 AM

      For a food crawl in RedHook, dont want to miss Steve's Key Lime pie - the mini version. Their key lime lemonade is great, tart and cheap. Can also take a look into Fairway around the corner and do some tasting at their olive oil bar - no double dipping! (tip, break your bread into smaller pieces!) I think Da Fonte's is closed on Sunday, which is a shame, but you could wind up by wandering up to Lucali's for a Sunday evening pie (call ahead a little to reserve a place)

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      Lucali
      575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

      1. re: jen kalb
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        Glendale is hungry Jul 14, 2010 10:16 AM

        Hi jen kalb,

        At Steve's the "swingle" (bittersweet chocolate-dipped frozen mini key lime pie on a stick) is a not-to-be-missed walking treat!

        Ciao,

        Glendale is hungry...

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      eeee Jul 14, 2010 04:16 AM

      Consider checking out the Brooklyn Flea - lots of great food vendors there. Also, this Sunday is the Bastille Day festival on Smith Street. Lots of great food and drink that day!

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      Brooklyn Flea
      176 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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