Park Slope, Bastion of Food Power

Park Slope, Bastion of Food Power

photo via Fort Reno

The L Magazine just published their Brooklyn Food Power Rankings, and it looks like Park Slope did pretty well (if you were a competitive person, you might call it “winning”). The Slope racked up more mentions across the magazine’s 10 culinary categories than any other neighborhood with 7 recognized restaurants, beating out fellow top-scorers Williamsburg (6), Carroll Gardens and Prospect Heights (5 each), and Cobble Hill (4). (Red Hook, Gowanus, Crown Heights, Windsor Terrace, Greenpoint, Boerum Hill, Bed-Stuy, and Bushwick each got one; a bunch of delicious-but-maybe-less-cool neighborhoods got mysteriously ignored.)

By category, then:

The Local Honorees

Lobster Rolls  Brooklyn Fish Camp (162 Fifth Ave)
BBQ  Fort Reno‘s St. Louis-style Ribs (669 Union St)
Tacos  Oaxaca (250 Fourth Ave)
Burgers  Dram Shop (339 9th St)
Pizza  n/a
Market Greens  n/a
Ice Cream  Sky Ice‘s Black Seaweed Sesame (63 Fifth Ave)
Mac ‘n’ Cheese  n/a
Ramen  Zuzu‘s Green Curry Miso (173 Fourth Ave)
Fried Chicken  Talde‘s Korean Fried Chicken (369 Seventh Ave)

Do you agree with the winners? And more importantly: do you agree with what’s missing? Is there really no pizza to write home about in Park Slope? Where do you go for a good salad around here?


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