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New musts in Brooklyn?

lucye Nov 9, 2013 10:58 AM

Hi guys,

I lived in NYC for 14 years, but decamped in July for a new job in Atlanta. I miss BK like crazy (of course) and can't wait to visit for 9 days in December.

Obviously, I have my standbys, but are there any new can't-miss spots since the summer? I realize that this is not uber-specific, but it's because I'm quite omnivorous and assume there aren't so many crucial new places that it's too tough to narrow down. Correct me if I'm wrong.

I'll be staying in the North Slope, but will travel as much as I need to. Will most definitely be spending some quality time in Gowanus and Williamsburg/Greenpoint, but I'm open beyond those as well.

Thanks in advance, 'hounds. Counting the days . . .


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  1. chompchomp RE: lucye Nov 10, 2013 09:15 AM

    Haven't been to The Elm yet but there is much hoopla about that...

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      lucye RE: chompchomp Nov 11, 2013 04:03 PM

      Good to know! Thanks so much.

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      Hasan RE: lucye Nov 12, 2013 10:58 PM

      I had a very good meal at Aska a few months ago

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        starstuff RE: lucye Nov 14, 2013 03:03 PM

        All in Williamsburg...

        Patisserie Tomoko - new dessert bar with 3 course tasting

        Shalom Japan - Jewish Japanese fusion

        Caprices by Sophie -French bakery stop in for $0.50 chouquettes & gougeres for a TREAT!!

        Onomea - Hawaiian

        Kingsland Bar - Juicy lucy burgers

        Baoburg - Haven't tried it yet but brunch & dinner menus look delicious!

        Ramen Yebisu - not really new but delicious Ramen. Winter is coming! (next door to Baoburg)

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        1. re: starstuff
          jarona RE: starstuff Nov 17, 2013 07:50 AM

          Don't forget Le Barricou!

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          mtr RE: lucye Nov 14, 2013 04:41 PM

          If you like sushi try Katsuei, 7th Avenue and 3rd Street. New, not sure if they even have their signs up yet but the best quality sushi in Brooklyn. Not cheap, but good sushi usually isn't.

          1. egit RE: lucye Nov 15, 2013 11:59 AM

            If you're a BBQ fan, definitely check out Morgan's, on the corner of Flatbush and St. Marks. There's been some talk of it on this board. Also Marco's, the new place from the Franny's people. It's actually in the old Franny's space. I haven't been there yet but I've heard good things about it. They're both convenient to North Slope, so they're not out of your way.

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