Tag Archives: Brooklyn

See New York “Like A Local”

Like A Local

Even when we’re not traveling, Kim and I like to explore at home. Luckily New York has a ton of things to do.

Whether it be visiting a new park with Lucas, trying out new restaurants, maybe a neighborhood we’re unfamiliar with- we’re always out and about exploring and showing Lucas the variety that New York offers, even a local…

When I received an invite for a food tour of a neighborhood in Brooklyn that I am quite familiar with, I was curious. Would a tour like this be good to recommend to readers? Would I learn something new? Would I know most of the places that the tour stops at? etc… Continue reading See New York “Like A Local”

One of the Best Underrated Pizzerias in Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Pizza New York City is filled with great places to get pizza and many of them have been around for a very long time.

We have Lombardi’s, American’s first pizzeria around since 1905, although not in its original location. Totonno’s has been serving up their excellent pies in Coney Island since 1924 and John’s of Bleeker St has been around since 1929. There are many other pizzerias around NYC that seem to have been around forever. One of my favorites, I feel doesn’t  get mentioned as much as it should. Continue reading One of the Best Underrated Pizzerias in Brooklyn, NY

An Awesome Time at Taste Talks Food & Drink Fest

taste talks

Over this past weekend (September 12-13), Kim and I attended the Taste Talks Festival in Brooklyn, NY. (Lucas came along to the event on Sunday.)

The festival featured a variety of seminars, discussions & tastings on Saturday as well as the Future Food Expo both days. Sunday was the All-Star BBQ with music by Questlove. Luckily we went early and left just in time before the rain started falling.

We attended a few of the seminars, sampled some tasty food and had a really good time overall.  Continue reading An Awesome Time at Taste Talks Food & Drink Fest

Eat & Learn at Taste Talks Festivals

Taste Talks 

An awesome food festival is coming to Brooklyn, New York this weekend.

Taste Talks will host their event in Brooklyn and then make a stop the first weekend of October in Chicago.

The festivals “celebrate the future of taste through symposia, tastings, dinners and parties. Taste Talks brings together thought leaders and luminaries from around the world together with everyday food enthusiasts to engage in great conversation, amazing food and one-of-a-kind experiences“.

When I first found out about Taste Talks it seemed like a festival which would be really fun and interesting to attend. Continue reading Eat & Learn at Taste Talks Festivals

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Those Views…

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Kim and I have been visiting DUMBO in Brooklyn, NY for quite some time. However, our visits used to be pretty much, just for culinary reasons. Think Jacques Torres Chocolate and the famous Grimaldi’s Pizzeria (although I wouldn’t consider them worthy of the lines they get during the busy summer months & holidays.)

A few years back Patsy Grimaldi returned to the pizza business with his new shop Juliana’s. It took over the original Grimaldi’s location and I’d definitely recommend giving it a try. (FYI- You’ll see very long lines there too.)

When Lucas was born we started going to DUMBO for the impressive Brooklyn Bridge Park. Continue reading Brooklyn Bridge Park, Those Views…

This Might Be The Weirdest Museum Ever & I’d Love To Visit

Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan

I’ve mentioned many times in the past that I’m a fan of odd and strange museums. When thinking of some that fit this description, a museum dedicated to french fries and another all about currywurst come to mind.

Then there’s the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia and the even more shocking Kunstkamera in St Petersburg, Russia.

I could go on mentioning some more weird ones, but a recently opened museum in my hometown of Brooklyn, New York might take top prize…. Continue reading This Might Be The Weirdest Museum Ever & I’d Love To Visit

Margot’s Pizza: An Awesome Pizzeria Within A Pizzeria, Bklyn, NY

The Love Supreme

It’s no secret that I love (possibly obsess over) pizza.

Being that I live in Brooklyn, NY there is no shortage of great pizzerias close by. Within a 15 minutes drive of where we live, Kim and I can visit 3 great places- the original Totonno’s, L & B Spumoni Gardens and what’s considered to be one of the best in the country- DiFara.

Over the years pizza has been a part of our travels and I’ve written a few pizza-related posts.

All areas of interest seem to have their experts. When it comes to pizza, especially around the NYC area, two people come to mind- Scott Wiener of Scott’s Pizza Tours and Adam Kuban, the founder of pizza blog Slice. Continue reading Margot’s Pizza: An Awesome Pizzeria Within A Pizzeria, Bklyn, NY

Ridiculous Street Signs #14- OK Meat Place- Brooklyn, NY

A couple of weeks back I was driving with Kim to Prospect Park. We were heading to the park to go for a run and visit the local Farmers Market after.
I’ve driven to the park many times but decided to take a different route this day. This turned out to be a big mistake. The roads got pretty congested and it took us much longer than we liked to get to the park.

A Great TV Find: Jimmy’s Diner- Brooklyn, NY

While watching Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on Food Network, I came across Jimmy’s Diner. It’s located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn which is not too far from where we live, so I was very interested in watching this segment.

I love visiting places that have been featured on food- related television shows. However, more often than not I’ve found restaurants featured on DDD to not live up to Guy Fieri’s rave reviews..

Regardless of this, after watching the segment about Jimmy’s I had to give it a try. The thing that stood out most were the amazing looking waffles, made to order.
I wanted to stop by a few weeks back but when we called ahead, we were told there was a very long wait to get in for brunch. The menu seemed more like a breakfast/ lunch menu so we decided to give Jimmy’s a try for dinner, hoping to miss the crowds. We called again about a week later and were told that the restaurant wasn’t busy, so we headed on over.  Continue reading A Great TV Find: Jimmy’s Diner- Brooklyn, NY

A Swim With the Coney Island Polar Bears- Brooklyn, NY

While out for dinner last night I came up with a great idea for something to do on New Years Day. Since the weather has been so nice in NY recently, I figured it was time to join the Coney Island Polar Bear Club for their annual New Years Day Swim!
When I brought it up to my wife, she thought it sounded like a good idea since I’ve wanted to do this for a while now. Also, when else is it going to be 50 degrees in January in NY?

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