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 […]

RealTours: A Day in South Slope

Park Slope is a sprawling neighborhood and years ago people began calling the south end of the area, which could also have been considered Greenwood Heights, South Slope.  It a bit quieter than the north end and a bit more affordable.  It is just as gorgeous, though, with brownstones and tree-lined streets. Here is our […]

Boutique Restaurant & Catering in Carroll Gardens.

A new cozy 8 seat restaurant and catering shop opened at the beginning of the summer at 187 Sackett Street between Henry and Hicks. We passed by recently, peeked in and took a sample menu (photo below).  Both the interior, which we couldn’t take a proper photo of because it was dark, and the menu […]

New Wine Bar and Restaurant in Carroll Gardens.

A new wine bar and restaurant just opened at 244 Smith Street called Big Tiny.  You may be able to guess that it’s named after the size of dishes it offers. On the menu, which you can view photos of in our gallery below, they have a section for “big bites” and “tiny bites”.  They […]

Cafe Booqoo coming to Smith Street.

Right across the street from the Smith and 9th Street subway stop is a corner storefront that used to house Kimchi Grill.  This little kimchi-centric restaurant was really yummy but unfortunately they closed shop a short while ago. Whenever we pass by a vacant space we wonder what will be the next business that opens […]

Bastille Day Celebration in Cobble Hill!

Today is Bastille Day and , though some celebrate this holiday throughout the entire week, the big Smith Street Festival Bastille celebration will take place on Sunday. You can expect delicious food from local restaurants and vendors since the neighborhood favorite French cafe Bartabac hosts this fest. We also look forward to the live music and […]

New Italian Restaurant Coming to Columbia Street.

The Columbia Street restaurant row is gaining yet another delicious-looking spot. Toby’s Public House just opened up in the spring and with a new season comes a new opening.  We can expect Popina, a neighborhood Italian restaurant, to open up this summer.  The awning is already up at the old Pok Pok spot at 127 […]

Spotlight on Grand Army Bar.

Grand Army Bar is a relatively new addition to Boerum Hill, located at 336 State Street. We tried it the other day and have only amazing things to report back. After sitting down we checked out their extensive award-winning cocktail list and settled on a “Super Cool Party People”, which consists of  pineapple rum, navy-strength […]

Dine In Brooklyn is Here!

We are right smack in the middle of a week and a half long Dine In Brooklyn, which started March 20th and will end on the 30th.  For those of you who don’t know, it’s simple.  Eat at a restaurant on the list (find your many options here!) and pay only $28 for a three […]