Hope and Anchor becomes Copper Pot

We have news! The space at 347 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook, which was until very recently the beloved neighborhood spot Hope and Anchor, is undergoing changes already. The Copper Pot has signage up (which you can view blown up below) and are nearly ready to post a menu and welcome customers from the […]

Spotlight on Brooklyn Pizza Market.

So many new spots open up and go unnoticed in this area due to the vast turn over on Smith Street. We like to take some time to spotlight spaces that have opened in the last year, try them out, and report back. Brooklyn Pizza Market at 267 Smith has been open since last fall […]

Spotlight on Smith Street’s Black Forest.

Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of all the new opening on the bustling Smith Street. So when we passed Black Forest Brooklyn weeks ago we thought it may have just opened. We then learned it has actually been around since the Fall. We visited the German restaurant and beer garden in their other location […]

New Thai Restaurant on Smith.

Smith street already hosts a large amount of Thai restaurants. It’s a very popular delivery option amongst New Yorkers and Thai Festival, which recently opened at 198 Smith Street is now added to the list. The interior, however, is so interesting that it would be a shame not to visit. You can view photos here. […]

Spotlight on Golda Cafe in Bed Stuy by Sunny (Najeong) Moon

Golda is a quaint neighborhood café serving delicious brunch specialties in Bedford-Stuyvesant. It’s an all-day restaurant serving new American fare with Middle Eastern flavors. Though Golda is set in a cozy and casual space, the menu is far from simple. Everything, including pastries and breads are baked in-house and there is a multi roaster coffee […]

Women-Owned Business Part 5: Michelle Mannix and Cook Space.

We are well acquainted with Michelle Mannix’s business ventures. She was in the neighborhood not too long ago as co-owner of Ted and Honey and recently opened a spot in Prospect Heights called Cook Space, a cooking school and catering space. We are happy to have had the opportunity to ask Michelle about her new […]

RealTours: Prospect Heights with Shyda Hoque

Prospect Heights is one of the most exciting neighborhoods where you will not lack the historic beauty of brownstone tree-lined blocks and some of the most delicious places to eat and enjoy things to do.  It helps that almost every train is close to this neighborhood.  Here are just a few suggestions for this real […]

Refugee Culinary Training School and Cafe Opening Sunday in Carroll Gardens.

We learned recently about this amazing place opening at 345 Smith Street on Mother’s Day, which is this coming Sunday.  Emma’s Torch, named after poet and activist Emma Lazarus, is more than just another restaurant opening on Smith Street.  This non-profit trains refugees free of charge. Read below for more info. Going out to eat […]

New Spot for Coffee on South Smith Street.

Residents of this southern area of Smith Street in Carroll Gardens are excited to welcome Brooklyn Habit, a new coffee spot that just opened at 405 Smith Street on the corner of 4th Street. It was very busy when we rode by yesterday! It hasn’t been around very long so only has a handful of […]

Fast Food Chain Closed and New Tenants Plan Opening on Atlantic.

We are very accustomed, although saddened, to seeing small businesses close up shop only to be replaced with a Dunkin Donuts or some other chain fast food restaurant. We were not surprised to see Subway open up at 75 Atlantic years ago but still upset as we feel a chain shop puts a dent in […]