Holy Ground BBQ

The Budget: $15-$20 The Specs: BBQ, duh The Mood: sit at a picnic table and watch men in overalls grill The Place: pop-up at 85 N 15th St. Brooklyn There is a place in Greenpoint I walk by regularly, and I never had any idea what was going on. There’s a grill out next to an old church on … Continue reading Holy Ground BBQ

Hanamizuki Cafe

The Budget: $11 The Specs: Lunch Special The Mood: Eat art The Place: 143 W 29th Street First things first–I bet you thought this blog was over. Well, sorry, you were WRONG. I simply moved to France for a couple months, but I am back now, and so is my even more-refined palette. Welcome to Hanamizuki, maybe one of … Continue reading Hanamizuki Cafe

Sao Mai

The Budget: $9-15 The Specs: Pho Sao Mai The Mood: Eat pho until you explode The Place: 203 1st Avenue Okay, it’s time to talk Pho, because this soup is important, and Sao Mai does it right. I’m a fan of Vietnamese food, what can I say? If I lived in the neighborhood, I would definitely stop by … Continue reading Sao Mai


The Budget: $9-15 The Specs: Hungry Noodle The Mood: Become part of the family in 5 seconds or leave and watch Netflix The Place: 77 Norman Avenue This is the very first restaurant I ate at when I moved to Greenpoint. And it quickly became my go-to Thai place. I’m not always one to share my go-to places. … Continue reading Hungry?

Mamoun’s Falafel

The Budget: $3.50-$7 The Specs: Falafel Sandwich and Spinach Pie The Mood: Wait-in-line-hole-in-the-wall-take-to-go-eat-in-park The Place: 119 MacDougal Street Getting food to-go and eating it in the park while reading a book and watching people can be ranked as one of my favorite things to do. Yesterday was just that sort of day, except it wasn’t just that sort of … Continue reading Mamoun’s Falafel

Tom’s Restaurant

The Budget: $6.50-$13.50 The Specs: Fresh Eggs with Bacon The Mood: A diner that actually serves good food and isn’t ripping you off The Place: 782 Washington Avenue There are two things you should know about me at this very moment. For one, of course I love breakfast food (it’s a staple), and of course the best time to … Continue reading Tom’s Restaurant