Brooklyn

Iona

Iona

My grandfather (b. 1910), who lived a good chunk of his adolescent and adult life in Williamsburg, would be thoroughly confused by this place. “Mr….

Zablozki's

Zablozki’s

I think this is what Brooklyn had in mind when it decided to become the new Brooklyn. And Williamsburg decided to transition from the neighborhood…

Thomas Beisl

[CLOSED] Brooklyn is the land of my ancestors, not of mine. I might as well be in Detroit as familiar as I am with the…

Sweetwater

Sweetwater Restaurant

And here is Mr. Hipster in the ultimate hipster neighborhood eating dinner while the babysitter-meter churns and churns back at the homestead. So un-hip. But…

Superfine

Superfine

They weren’t kidding about that whole bridge thing. DUMBO is indeed under an overpass, its span spreading a shadow over everything in the thin gully…

Spritzenhaus

Spritzenhaus

I swear it was like 2008 or so when hot dogs became hip — or gourmet, at the very least. And, let’s face it, German…

Oasis

Oasis

I could see how having this joint right next to the subway exit could get dangerous. You’ve had another late-ish night at your job in…

Matchless

Matchless

Brunch is supposed to be eaten at nice white tables on a sunny garden patio with stemware and fruit juice mixed with bubbly alcohol. There…

Heights Cafe

A nice day in Brooklyn Heights is like living somewhere else. It could be anywhere, but it could also be New York too. It has…

Fette Sau

Fette Sau

I’m not really certain why they gave this thing a German name, as there seems to be little German about it. Instead it’s kind of…

Enid's

Enid’s

“More hipsters than you can shake an ironic mustache at” inhabit this, the crown jewel of hipster brunching and all that is skinny-jeaned. Luckily we…

Cameo

Cameo Gallery

There are more music spaces these days in Williamsburg than there are ironic mustaches on the M train. Even semi-hidden ones like this one. Squirrelled…