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Dawn Hoffman

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  • February 21, 2012 // Neighborhoods

    2nd Annual ‘Yelp Drinks’ Brings Half-Priced Booze to Brooklyn

    On a happy hour budget, but work lawyer hours? During the last week in February, Brooklyn workaholics will have the chance to sc

  • February 14, 2012 // Neighborhoods

    Who Has Brooklyn’s Best Wings? You Decide on February 25!

    Does your idea of the perfect Saturday afternoon involve eating wings and drinking beer? Well put on an old shirt and grab a pac

  • February 9, 2012 // Neighborhoods

    Tasty Bites at Brooklyn Exposed’s 2nd Annual Tasting Brooklyn Event

    Longer days, warmer temperatures, childish pranks, there are a lot of reasons to look forward to April and now there's one more

  • February 8, 2012 // Neighborhoods

    A Look at Crown Heights’ New Dining Scene

    The recent opening of Bar Corvo confirms that Crown Heights is well on its way to becoming Brooklyn’s next dining destination. I

  • January 24, 2012 // The Nosh

    The Team Behind Alma Plans to Bring seafood and Maybe Mini Golf to Red Hook This Summer

    (Photo: via Brooklyn Crab's Facebook) Last week, Eater reported that the folks behind margarita-loving and favorite Alma are opening Brooklyn Crab, a bi-level restaurant located across the street from the Fairway in Red Hook. As the name suggests, seafood will be the focus with a full menu featuring soups, salads, and a raw bar. Even more exciting, rumor has it a miniature golf course may also be in the plans. Construction is still underway (the restaurant is being built from scratch), but the…

  • January 23, 2012 // Neighborhoods

    Bravo! Park Slope Newcomer Va beh’ Has Prosecco on Tap

    While it's not quite a recent opening (we were on vacation!), stylish, new Italian restaurant Va beh' opened at the end of Decem

  • January 23, 2012 // The Nosh

    It’s Confirmed - Franny’s Relocating to Larger Digs

    (Photo: Franny's current location, via Eater) Yesterday Franny's owner Francine Stephens confirmed rumors via Grub Street that the cultishly beloved Park Slope restaurant will be relocating to the former Blockbuster space at 348 Flatbush Avenue. With it's doubled capacity, the restaurant will be making some policy changes that are sure to please Franny fanatics - not only will reservations for 6 or more be accepted at the new location, there will also be a private dining room for parties over 10. No…

  • January 16, 2012 // Neighborhoods

    MILES Brings Microbrews and Slow-Cooked Dishes to Wilson Avenue

    Adding to Bushwick’s diversifying dining scene, MILES, a new wine bar and restaurant on Wilson Avenue, opened over the weekend.

  • January 9, 2012 // Neighborhoods

    Gourmet Guild Williamsburg Opens

    Williamsburg residents still going through Smorgasburg withdrawal have a new spot to get their local food fix. Gourmet Guild Wil

  • December 13, 2011 // Neighborhoods

    Food Lovers’ Holiday Gift Guide

    While there's no shortage of edibles created by Brooklyn food artisans to fill holiday totes with, what about practical items fo

  • December 7, 2011 // The Nosh

    ‘The Hangover Helper’ – Do or Dine rolls out brunch service this Sunday

    (Photo:  Do or Dine's Foie Gras Doughnuts, via Glenwood NY) Grub Street has the scoop on Do or Dine's new, all-day brunch service beginning this weekend. The eccentric Bed-Stuy spot, which recently celebrated its 6 month anniversary, has created a special menu that will be available from 2 to 10 PM (sorry early birds) on Sundays only, for now. Offerings include several of the restaurant's dinner staples like Nippon-Nachos ($7) and their controversial foie gras doughnuts  ($9, available but not listed on…

  • December 2, 2011 // The Nosh

    Just in Time For the Holidays: Fatty ‘Cue BK Offers Family Style-Feasts

    (Photo: Double smoked pork shoulder, spicy pickle, braised endive and radicchio (palm sugar caramel and crab stock) young ginger, long red chili, via Fatty Cue) Worried that your office manager is once again going to choose some over-priced, mediocre restaurant for this year's holiday party just because they accept reservations for large parties? There still may be some hope. Fatty 'Cue Brooklyn announced this week via Eater that it will begin holding large scale feasts for up to 16 people in the…

  • November 29, 2011 // Neighborhoods

    Walter Foods Opens Second Location in Fort Greene

    Zagat Buzz has a first look at the newly opened Fort Greene branch of Walter Foods at 166 DeKalb Avenue. The former Rice space h

  • November 28, 2011 // The Nosh

    Say Bye-bye to BYOB Abistro

    (Photo: City Search) Zagat Buzz reports that the Abistro on Carlton Avenue has closed. The restaurant’s second location is still open. The West African-French restaurant first won over Fort Greene residents with its good food and general bonhomie. Owner Abdoul Gueye later expanded to swankier digs on Dekalb Avenue though some fans still preferred the original for its BYOB policy. No official word on what was behind the closure although Gueye hints to the blog that management issues may have been a…

  • November 21, 2011 // The Nosh

    The Vanderbilt Brings Us Daily Food Specials

    (Photo: via Cherry Patter) The Vanderbilt, the sleek seasonal-American and cocktail spot from Michelin-starred chef Saul Bolton (Saul), has announced that starting today it will begin offering daily specials Monday through Thursday. For $15, diners get the day's featured entree along with their choice of draft beer. The rotating specials will feature menu favorites as well as introduce some new items like St.Louis style ribs and porchetta.  Enjoy tonight's mussels and cottage fries as the introductory special. 570 Vanderbilit Avenue, Prospect Heights

  • November 18, 2011 // Neighborhoods

    Sadie’s Kitchen: A Clinton Street Time Warp (With Mac and Cheese)

    Sadie's Kitchen, a new Cobble Hill restaurant specializing in mac and cheese, has opened. Outfitted with checkered tiles, red st

  • November 16, 2011 // The Nosh

    Longbow Launches “Whisky” of the Week

    (Photo: Whisky Mag) Whiskey aficionados and aspiring novices take note - Longbow Pub & Pantry, New York's only Welsh bar, is launching Whisky (Welsh spelling) of the Week. Every Thursday, the Bay Ridge pub will highlight a different whiskey. In addition to providing bar-goers with a bit of background on the blend, the featured spirit will be offered at a reduced price until the following Thursday when a new whiskey is introduced. The pub will also celebrate fermented grains by serving Innis &…

  • November 16, 2011 // Neighborhoods

    Buschenschank Quietly Opens on Court Street

    Brooklyn Exposed reader, Diane D, noticed that Buschenschank, a new bar and restaurant from South Brooklyn Pizza's James McGown,

  • November 15, 2011 // The Nosh

    Kimchi Tacos To Get a Permanent Home in Prospect Heights

    (Photo: via NY Street Food) Following in the footsteps of Van Leeuwen and Calexico, Kimchi Taco Truck is going brick-and-mortar in Brooklyn. In an interview with Brooklyn Ink, Phillip Lee, the truck's owner and founder, tells the website that he will be opening the Kimchi Grill at 766 Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights. The 17-seat restaurant will have the same menu and prices as the truck along with the occasional special. Prospect Heights residents can expect seared pork kimchi tacos and Kim-Cheesesteaks later this…

  • November 14, 2011 // The Nosh

    Roberta’s Gets a Book Deal

    (Photo: Mighty Sweet) Grub Street brings word that the DIY virtuosos behind Roberta's have inked a cookbook deal with Clarkson Potter, the same publisher behind Momofuku Milk Bar’s recently released cookbook. The book, which is being compiled by Roberta's chef Carlo Mirarchi, owners Brandon Hoy and Chris Parachini, and writer Katherine Wheelock, will feature over 100 recipes along with photos and stories from the Bushwick pizzeria. Expect it to hit shelves fall of 2013. [GS]

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