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trackguy Aug 22, 2013 02:35 PM

Hi there, travelling to Brooklyn in early/mid 2014 in a group of 4. Yes, I like to plan ahead. I'm looking for recommendations under a couple of headings. Bearing in mind that establishments serving craft beer get double points, where are the best places in Brooklyn to eat...

BBQ?
Japanese?
Pizza?
Burgers/ Wings/ Fries?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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  1. sonofmrbigshotno1 RE: trackguy Aug 22, 2013 04:41 PM

    Park Slope's full of great places with food and craft beer.

    Pork Slope: http://www.porkslopebrooklyn.com/
    Alchemy: http://alchemybrooklyn.com/
    Sidecar: http://www.sidecarbrooklyn.com/

    There's also Alma/b61 in Red Hook: http://almarestaurant.com/index.php/a...
    I usually just go there for the bar, but Alma's food's good too.

    Those are a few. Brooklyn's big, so if you're around a specific neighborhood, I could narrow it down for you.

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      trackguy RE: sonofmrbigshotno1 Aug 23, 2013 03:46 AM

      Thanks for the reply. (Likely to be) staying in Marriott Brooklyn Bridge if that narrows it down?

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        zorrosf RE: trackguy Aug 23, 2013 09:23 AM

        Easy walk from Marriot BB are (1) Noodle Pudding and (2) Henry's End. Noodle Pudding is modern Italian, no sign, no reservations, no credit cards (at least as of my last visit). Henry's End specializes in game.

        Both are located on Henry Street, about 5 minutes walk from the Marriot. BTW, from the BB Marriot, consider walking across the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhatten on a nice morning!

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          egit RE: zorrosf Aug 23, 2013 10:04 AM

          Don't forget Jack the Horse and Henry Street Ale House. The former for dinner, the latter in case you have to wait at any of the other nearby options. (which you will, most likely).

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            trackguy RE: zorrosf Aug 23, 2013 11:46 AM

            Thank you

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            sonofmrbigshotno1 RE: trackguy Aug 23, 2013 04:45 PM

            Oh yeah. If you're staying in Dumbo, you can just walk around and get into some great stuff.

        2. scoopG RE: trackguy Aug 23, 2013 04:40 AM

          A search revealed these threads that are worth looking at:

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/903969
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/794200
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/900468

          Two Brooklyn recs here:
          http://www.chow.com/food-news/131826/...

          and

          Serious Eats:
          http://newyork.seriouseats.com/brooklyn/
          http://newyork.seriouseats.com/brookl...

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            trackguy RE: scoopG Aug 23, 2013 11:47 AM

            Thanks scoop

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            Bkeats RE: trackguy Aug 26, 2013 06:53 AM

            Based on where you are staying, best Japanese is Hibino. Best Pizza is Juliana's. No decent BBQ in the immediate area. Burgers and wings are everywhere. Plenty of discussions on older threads. Best beer selection in the area is at Brazen Head and Pete's IMO.

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              trackguy RE: Bkeats Aug 26, 2013 08:54 AM

              Thanks for this! I'll have a look at some older threads. I'm struggling with the anticipation with regard to the craft beer scene!

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                jessbnjess RE: trackguy Aug 26, 2013 02:18 PM

                I know the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott isn't in Williamsburg, but if you're looking for good craft beer I'd add Barcade, Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau (BBQ place across the street from Spuyten Duyvil owned by the same people with it's own craft beer selection), and The Gutter (if you're in the mood for some bowling), all in Williamsburg to your list. Also, Torst in nearby Greenpoint is a must. Two craft beer bars in Park Slope that my beer-loving husband enjoys are 4th Avenue Pub and Mission Dolores.

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