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 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 […]

Day Trip to Astoria.

Our perfect day in Astoria would start with a visit to a cute and cozy coffee shop/cafe called Sonbobs at 34-15 28th Avenue. Delicious baked goods, quirky decor, great coffee and a warm and friendly owner named Sonnie make this one of the most charming spots in the area. After you’ve gotten a bite to […]

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 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 Coffee Shop in Windsor Terrace.

The quiet and mostly residential section of Brooklyn’s Windsor Terrace doesn’t have a lot of commercial space.  When a new spot opens up in the area, residents take notice.  The coffee shop at 144 E 4th Street, Windsor Coffee, is already a neighborhood favorite. It gets great yelp reviews and usually has a good amount […]

Welcome to the Neighborhood, Velvette Brew! by Sandra Manley

Long-awaited Velvette Brew opened last week and it was worth the wait. I stopped by and met Keirell, who told me they’re doing a soft open with coffee, tea, and pastries, and plan to expand the menu with light snacks soon. After trying dozens of brands, Velvette Brew went with organic Intelligentsia beans for all their […]

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 […]

Dover Transforms into Sheila’s

For three years in the large space at 412 Court Street, Dover wowed diners and critics alike with it’s creative and exquisite cuisine. The owners, who also own Battersby at 255 Smith Street, created an upscale menu for the new place with an optional seven-course tasting menu.  We visited the restaurant a few years back […]

384 Court Gets a Facelift and Coffeeshop.

The front of 384 Court Street has changed dramatically.  Below you can see what it used to look like with the attached lighter colored storefront and above you can see the changes they have made.  Not only have they painted and taken down the awnings but they have added and replaced the large windows surrounding the […]