Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Is NYC’s Di Fara Pizza Destination Worthy?

Di Fara PizzaDi Fara Pizza, located in the Midwood area of Brooklyn, NY is considered to be one of the best pizzerias in the country.

The pizzeria is in a bizarre location considering that it’s located is a predominately Jewish area with just about all kosher shops. Regardless, people frequently make the trek to Avenue J to try a slice.

Years back, it made headlines for charging $5 per slice which is definitely pricey for pizza but not overly ridiculous these days. Continue reading Is NYC’s Di Fara Pizza Destination Worthy?

The Best New Burger In NYC Is Served At… Red Hook Tavern

Red Hook TavernBilly Durney’s Hometown Bar-B-Que serves the best ‘cue in New York City. His long anticipated second restaurant finally opened but in a different format than was originally expected.

The space was originally supposed to be a restaurant serving fried chicken. However it changed formats and became Red Hook Tavern, a new version of a classic, old school tavern. Continue reading The Best New Burger In NYC Is Served At… Red Hook Tavern

Famed Brooklyn Pizzeria L&B Spumoni Gardens Opening 2nd Location

Spumoni GardensLast week I wrote about Una Pizza Napoletana expanding with a second location and now a famed Brooklyn pizzeria will be following suit.

In the near future, you’ll be able to get L&B Spumoni Gardens saucy squares at a new location in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

The 80 year-old pizzeria, famed for their squares and spumoni will be expanding for the first time. Continue reading Famed Brooklyn Pizzeria L&B Spumoni Gardens Opening 2nd Location

Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop- A Great New Addition To The Brooklyn Pizza Scene

Brooklyn PizzaPaulie Gee’s opened in Greenpoint, Brooklyn back in 2010. Long lines soon followed, with many wanting to try some of his great Brooklyn pizza.

Kim and I visited soon after Paulie Gee’s opened. We really enjoyed the pizza, only available by the pie. Since then, we’ve visited quite a few times, although we haven’t been there in around two years. (If you don’t arrive on weekends before opening, you’re bound to get stuck waiting to get inside.) Continue reading Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop- A Great New Addition To The Brooklyn Pizza Scene

A Visit To The New Aita Pizzeria in Brooklyn, NY

pizzeriaThe Michael W Travels really loves pizza and enjoys trying out different pizzerias close to home and far away.

When I read about a new place which was serving a new style of pizza in Brooklyn, I needed to give Aita Pizzeria in Clinton Hill a try. We visited a few days after the shop opened (in September) and I have to say that we were really impressed. Continue reading A Visit To The New Aita Pizzeria in Brooklyn, NY

You NEED To Try The Big Macher Burger at Mile End Deli

Mile End Deli

One of my favorite foods is the hamburger. This should come as no surprise considering how many burger reviews I’ve written here at Michael W Travels.

What I love about burgers is that they can come in so many different varieties. The bun, meat, cheese and other topping all can vary, making for lots of unique kinds of burgers!

You wouldn’t expect to find an amazing burger at a Jewish- style deli, but you can get a really great burger at Mile End Deli in Brooklyn, NY. Continue reading You NEED To Try The Big Macher Burger at Mile End Deli

Pass on the Steak, Head to Peter Luger For Their Amazing Burger

peter lugerOK, so if you’re making a special trip to Peter Luger, I know you’ll most likely want to try their famous steak (and I don’t blame you) but hear me out on this one…

Peter Luger is considered by many to be the best steakhouse in New York City. If you want to get in, odds are pretty high that you’ll need a reservation which needs to be made a month in advance.

I’ve had steak at Peter Luger and it is really good but it’s also really pricey. If you ask me, a better option for visiting this historic restaurant is to head over during the day to give their awesome burger (available until 3:45pm) a try. Continue reading Pass on the Steak, Head to Peter Luger For Their Amazing Burger

You’ll Dig Dining At Mister Dips- Brooklyn, NY

awesome burgers

When I first read that chef and restaurateur Andrew Carmellini would be opening a burger and ice cream stand at the new William Vale Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, I knew that I had to check it out.

I’ve had burgers at a couple of Carmellini’s restaurants (The Dutch and Lafayette) and they were awesome so I had high expectation for this new fast-food concept.

Mister Dips opened on Thursday, September 29,  and my family and I headed by to check it out a couple of days later. Continue reading You’ll Dig Dining At Mister Dips- Brooklyn, NY

One of Most Ridiculous Airbnb Rentals Ever!

Airbnb Rentals
image from NY Mag

We’ve enjoyed staying in Airbnb’s on a bunch of occassions. We found these stays to be an interesting way to meet locals and find out some insider info about the area.

Check out a review of our first time using Airbnb in Bali back in 2012.

In the middle of 2015 I wrote about what seemed like one of the most ridiculous Airbnb rentals ever, a sweet tent in Streamwood, Illinois.

I just came across what might be the most ridiculous Airbnb listing ever and it was located close to home in Brooklyn, NY! Continue reading One of Most Ridiculous Airbnb Rentals Ever!