Women-Owned Brooklyn Business #3: Rita by Shyda Hoque

Have you stopped by Rita in Red Hook? Mary Ellen Amato who was the former executive chef at Court Street Grocers decided to pursue the solo project at the former home/made spot at 293 Van Brunt. Rita is an inviting space with delicious Spanish influenced items including:  Torrijas (Spanish French Toast), La Mallorquina and a porridge […]

New Tenants at 215 Columbia Street.

The space at 215 Columbia Street was most recently Toby’s Public House, a pizza restaurant with a couple of other locations around Brooklyn and Manhattan that are now closed as well. They were lovely neighbors with delicious pizza and were sorry to see them close up shop. The space was vacant then under renovations for […]

Circa Brewing Co. with Photo Gallery by Sunny (Najeong) Moon

Circa Brewing Co. is a new addition to the dining scene in Downtown Brooklyn. It is a fully functioning brewery + restaurant in a spacious 6000 sq.ft. setting on Lawrence Street. With a great duo of experts, Danny Bruckert of Six Point Brewery as brewer and his twin brother Luke Bruckert from Portland’s Little Pizza […]

Ample Hills Coming to Park Slope.

We’ve been so looking forward to the opening of Nitehawk in the old Pavilion theater site at 15th Street in Park Slope, which is set to open this year, and now we have another opening to get psyched about. We just heard that Ample Hills signed a lease at 192 Prospect Park West right next to […]

Brooklyn Hot Chocolate Tour.

We love making up our own activities in order to explore Brooklyn by foot and there is no better way during the chilly winter months than grabbing some friends and touring the best spots in Brooklyn for hot chocolate. Now, there are definitely amazing places all over the borough but we had to stick to […]

Hope and Anchor Closing Shop.

We were browsing Facebook yesterday and saw this message (also below) posted the day before from one of our favorite Red Hook establishments, Hope and Anchor. We remember many a night grabbing a bite, having a drink or singing our hearts out at Karaoke here and are so sad to see that they’ll be closing […]

Shopping Pies for the Holidays.

The holidays are approaching and by the end of this week many of us will be finished shopping. Many holiday markets have come and gone and now we will only have to think about what tasty morsels we’ll be serving for holiday parties or family dinners next week. Ordering hams or turkeys from places like Whole […]

Seasonally Focused Camperdown Elm in South Slope.

We love trying new restaurants and, though it took us a little while to make it over to Camperdown Elm on 7th Avenue and 15th Street, we finally tried them out for dinner on Friday night and enjoyed every bite (and sip!). They have been open since late June and have already become a neighborhood […]

RealTours: A Day in Ditmas Park

Ditmas Park is an adorable neighborhood with gorgeous Victorian houses, although some may call them mansions, and two strips of bars, shops and restaurants.  Courtelyou Road used to be the main drag for trendy bars and dining but lately some new and delicious spots have popped up on Church Avenue.  Years ago an RC agent, […]

Spotlight on Za-Ya Ramen on Court Street.

Often times on Court and Smith Streets we wonder if a restaurant that we see is new or if we just failed to notice it until now.  So when we passed by  Za-Ya Ramen noodle restaurant at far south side of Court Street (545 Court) we definitely thought to ourselves “Is this new?”.  The outside […]