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 […]

A Visit to Devoción Cafe by Sunny (Najeong) Moon

Devoción Cafe recently opened its second outpost in Downtown Brooklyn in the lobby of 33 Bond, a residential building. Offering organic & sustainable coffee from Colombia, Devoción prides itself in serving the freshest & finest coffee in a beautiful setting that almost feels like a indoor mini garden/jungle oasis within a cityscape. Besides coffee, there are […]

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 […]

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 […]

Valentine’s Day in Brooklyn.

There are plenty of restaurants to go with your sweetheart tomorrow in Brooklyn! We suggest stopping into the luscious and indulgent Marie Antoinette-themed Boudoir Bar in Cobble Hill for a cocktail before venturing out. Here is a list of the top five romantic restaurants in Brooklyn via Ode à la Rose. Red Hook’s Good Fork […]

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 […]

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 […]