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Pork Slope and Du Jour Bakery: Making Some of the Year’s Best Dishes

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porky melt via caroline voagen nelson

New York year-end lists are coming out, and Park Slope got some love in both Brooklyn Magazine’s and Time Out NY’s lists of the city’s best dishes. If eating more delicious food is on your list of resolutions, it seems that Dale Talde (of Pork Slope, Talde, and Thistle Hill Tavern) is the man to see. Check out his and other winning plates:

1. Porky Melt from Pork Slope, $6.50 (Time Out NY’s Best Sandwiches in New York)

The “gut-buster” sandwich, pictured above, features a homemade beef and pork bratwurst patty, grilled onions, yellow mustard, with a dusting of ginger and nutmeg and served on marble rye. 247 Fifth Ave between Carroll St and Garfield Pl, (718) 768-7675.

Photo credit: Caroline Voagen Nelson

2. Shrimp Po-Boy from Pork Slope, $14 (Brooklyn Magazine’s 20 Best Brooklyn Dishes)

shrimp po boy pork slope, via anne missoni

This alternative to the bar’s pork selections is made with a hefty serving of shrimp, shredded romaine lettuce, tomato, and pickles on two slices of “addictive black pepper butter toast.” 247 Fifth Ave between Carroll St and Garfield Pl, (718) 768-7675.

Photo credit: Anne Massoni

3. Cheddar Chive Biscuit from Du Jour Bakery, $2.75 (Brooklyn Magazine’s 20 Best Brooklyn Dishes)

du jour bakery, via ceasar r

Brooklyn Magazine recommends straying from the sweeter goodies and taking the savory option with this “intensely cheesy, flaky, and sea salt-dusted” treat. 365 Fifth Avenue at 5th Street, (347) 227-8953.

Photo credit: Caesar R.

And if you feel like traveling just a tad, here are a couple picks from South Slope and Gowanus:

1. Korean Fried Chicken from Talde, $23 (Brooklyn Magazine’s 20 Best Brooklyn Dishes)

korean fried chicken, via bkmag

Talde’s chicken– which is fried in rice flour and topped with spicy kimchee yogurt, sliced grapes, and mint– has helped make the restaurant one of South Slope’s best. 369 7th Avenue at 11th Street, (347) 916-0031.

Photo via bkmag.com

2. Maine Lobster Roll from Littleneck, $18 (Time Out NY’s Best Seafood Dishes in New York)

lobster roll littleneck via noah deveroux

Time Out described the lobster as “sweet, [and] gently poached” with a thin coating of mayo and lemon juice, and served with diced celery. The lobster is not the only import, either– the toasted split-top bun comes from Maine’s Lepage Bakeries.  288 Third Ave between Carroll and President Sts, (718) 522-1921.

Photo credit: Noah Devereaux

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