Sweet Greek Treats

Summer has begun (well, unofficially) and the warm weather evokes images of cool, silky ice cream and al fresco dining. Two places where I treated myself to dessert recently are Anopoli Ice Cream Parlor and Omonia Café. They may be polar opposites in terms of ambiance, but they share the common thread of great atmosphere […]

A New Take on Old-World Italian Favorites

Traditional meets contemporary Italian cuisine at Fabbrica restaurant and bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Chef, Simone Bonelli, pairs his love for traditional Italian food with his passion for cooking and turns out contemporary cuisine that is worthy of Roman deities. The name, Fabbrica, means “factory” in Italian and pays tribute to Williamsburg’s history of being an […]

German Comfort Food

It may not seem like the typical St. Patrick’s Day dinner, but Schnitzel Haus German restaurant turned out to be just what I was craving. It was a typical St. Patrick’s Day this year – chilly – and a quiet one in Bay Ridge. The parade was held a week later, on an equally cold […]

A Wonderland Of Tea: Alice’s Tea Cup

Quaint, dainty and cute are three words that come to mind when I think of Alice’s Tea Cup. Located on the upper east and west side, this is the perfect place for weekend brunch, weekday tea time, a baby shower or your daughter’s birthday party. The restaurant’s whimsical and colorful theme is Alice in Wonderland. […]

Quality Seafood at Beebo

Finding a seafood restaurant that features more than fried calamari and stuffed clams is hard to come by in Brooklyn. Or at least it is in South Brooklyn. Now, there may be another good reason to sit on the R train to Bay Ridge (other than Century 21 and lots of pubs) – Beebo Seafood […]

Le Petit Oven: A Quaint French Bistro

I have wanted to try Le Petit Oven, for a long time. Tucked away on a formerly residential block – right off of busy Third Avenue in Bay Ridge – is a quaint, 11-table French bistro. My husband and I have tried to dine here before – one time was at our last date night, […]

Try Traditional Spanish Food

“A Brooklyn favorite” touts the Sancho’s website. Sancho’s first opened in 1985 and has been “serving the finest in traditional Spanish cuisine” since. This is where my husband and I had dinner on our recent date night. Grandpa was willing and eager to watch our daughter once she went to bed, so my husband and […]

Trendy Thai at Glow

Thai food has become as ever-present in the dinner decision making ladder as Chinese and pizza, yet Bay Ridge hasn’t really had its share of Thai food restaurants – until Glow opened. Bay Ridge has had long standing Thai restaurants – Bangkok Thai and My Thai – but it has been in desperate need of […]

An Old School Italian Market

Looking for fine semolina to make pasta? Fresh mozzarella? Imported olive oil? Then look further than D. Coluccio & Sons in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. There is no shortage of blogs and articles on Coluccio’s, but I feel compelled to spread the word about this extensive, no frills, warehouse-style establishment. D. Coluccio & Sons is a third […]

Homey Latin Food in Park Slope

On a recent Saturday, my husband, our daughter and I headed out for a day in Prospect Park. After a fun day in Park Slope, we ended our outing in a homey restaurant called Colombia. It was one of the first times that we spent a majority of the day outside of the house since […]