PARK SLOPE – On a recent evening on Fifth Avenue, I sat around a table noisily slurping a variety of amber colored liquids. The gurgling escaping our lips was an aeration technique, used by sommeliers and coffee tasters, to help us discern the delicate distinguishing notes of grass, green banana, and
Europa Pizzeria and Restaurant, 6421 20th Avenue (Photo: Dina Rabiner)You can tell Europa Pizzeria and Restaurant, on the corner of 20th Avenue and 65th Street bordering Mapleton and Bensonhurst, is a family-friendly restaurant. This is apparent even from a passing car. The architecture has an old-world, European charm.
Camperdown Elm, 441 Seventh Avenue at 15th St. (Photo by Carly Miller)South Slopers have been waiting for months during the extensive renovation of Thistle Hill Tavern in preparation for the grand opening of Camperdown Elm, a new dinner restaurant named after a famous elm tree in Prospect Park. Tonight,
Hirame Usuzukuri at Kizuna Nikkei, 318 5th Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Streets (All photos by Dina Rabiner)The Nikkei is a stock market but the word also refers to the Japanese diaspora and a type of Peruvian cuisine which fuses ingredients, cooking styles, and cultural influences from both countries.
Upside burger on 18th Avenue at East 4th Street. (Photo by Dina Rabiner)Upside Craft Burgers, offering “fast-casual” quality kosher dining, opened only three weeks ago but judging by the crowd (fifty plus people on a recent Sunday evening), you’d think the joint was already an established neighborhood hangout.
(Photo by Dina Rabiner)When the Kings Theatre was restored and re-opened in 2015, we predicted that it would boost local businesses and restaurants along that strip of Flatbush Avenue. And it’s already happening, with some new additions, too. Earlier this year, we reviewed the Guyanese restaurant, Island Express,
Photo: Adam RabinerIsland Express, a Guyanese grill and bakery on Flatbush Avenue, is a very recent addition to our neighborhood. Located just off Regent Place, and across the street from the Kings Theatre, Island Express’s new home is the former location of the Golden Crust Caribbean Bakery. Although only