Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I don't know much about Brooklyn but what I do know I like. I secretly plot my family's move to this enterprising and bustling borough south of Queens. Just like Bobby Short sang about NYC, I happen to like Brooklyn, or the idea of it - the families, the energy, the community, the art one finds on walls, served on platters and found in chair arrangements, drop lighting in foyers and living rooms. My cousin Lauren (and her sister Janeen) has been my playmate since the day we were born and she happens to live in Breukelen. I asked her to send me some of her favorite spots. Here they are and one day I hope to stop in one or two of these places and call them home, even for an hour or so.
Stonehome Wine Bar and Restaurant: 87 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Located in beautiful Forte Green, I could sit here for hours.
Some items on their menu include White Bean Ravioli,Canadian Elk and Ginger Molasses Cake. I'm there!!
Red Horse Cafe: Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Sweetest coffee shop with a bench and pretty white lights in the trees out front.

Habana Outpost: 757 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY
Hip outdoor eco cafe with some of the best people watching.
This is from their site:
ECO EATERIES Habana Outpost is NYC's first eco-eatery. Eco-Eateries are restaurants that use earth-friendly practices in their design, construction, and day-to-day operations. Habana Outpost aims to reduce wasteful consumption and promote sustainable solutions.

Homemade Brooklyn: 293 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY
I want it to be my living room.
The brunch menu includes Wild Mushroom and Fontina Salad, Truffled Egg Scramble with Parmigiana Regiano and French Press Coffee. mmmmmm.......heaven.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden: 1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Sakura matsuri (cherry blossom festival) at Brooklyn botanic garden...clouds of pink petals for days.
Below are some charming journals you can purchase from their site.
Have a great evening! Thanks for sharing Lauren. More on Brooklyn gems later....
paz, k

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