Tag Archives: Brooklyn

The Docsconz Top 20 Traditional Restaurant Dishes of 2016 – Craftsmanship

This list is to highlight the very best dishes of my dining year based upon the the craft of cooking and the quality and presentation of the central component or traditional preparation. As with the Creative Restaurant Dishes list, I will […]


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The Docsconz Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2016

The year 2016 was a strange one on so many levels. In many ways it was a year that was very sad and even depressing with the deaths of so many notable people, especially, it seems, of musicians and iconic […]


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A Brooklyn Barbecue Crawl

The impetus was the NYC visit of a long-time virtual friend, Paul, who happens to be a chef in London. Though we have been acquainted on-line since the early days of eGullet, we had never formally met in person. Fortunately, […]


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Sowing Seeds of Creativity at Semilla

Other than its very trendy, u-shaped kitchen counter dining area (a trend that I happen to like very much), Semilla, the small, sophisticated new restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is unlike any other I have been to. The work of the […]


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A Family Affair at Frankie’s 570

Why do people go to restaurants? The most obvious answer is to eat and that is certainly true. There is little point in going to a restaurant if not to eat, but one does not necessarily need to go to a […]


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Sunday Photos – OddFellows

Sam is back! It is great to see Sam Mason back in the kitchen doing desserts. He says, “It’s only ice cream,” but anyone who knows Sam or has had his desserts, knows better. OddFellows, a collaboration between Sam and […]


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Sunday Photo – A Pig Roasts in Brooklyn

A new season, the second, has started for the weekly pig roasts run by Jose Ramirez-Ruiz of Chez Jose and John Ratliff of Ends Meat in the backyard of the Crown Victoria Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Each week they cook with […]


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Sunday Photo – Sopresatta

This is world class dried sausage. I grew up eating these sopresatte made by the Esposito’s on Court Street in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn and they remain as delicious as ever, wonderful for special occasions or a simple […]


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Sunday Photo – Blanca

I’ve been a fan of Carlo Mirarchi’s cooking for some time now and thoroughly loved the tasting menu at Roberta’s two years ago. I was fortunate to have been invited to join some friends for dinner at Blanca, the new restaurant […]


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Re-Erect The Governor!

 
Here on election day, I’m not talking politics. I’m talking about the superb new restaurant, Governor, int he Dumbo section of Brooklyn. Governor is located almost right under the Manhattan Bridge just off the East River. If somehow,  you didn’t know, […]


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