Thursday, October 14, 2010

Book Giveaway!!!

The Book Giveaway contest is officially over! It's going to take a bit of time to figure out the winners, so I'll post on Monday morning who won, so stay tuned. Thanks to everyone who entered! Have a great weekend!

Hey! I've got TWO copies of The New Brooklyn Cookbook to give away to two lucky readers. This delicious book lists recipes from 31 of the best Brooklyn restaurants that have contributed to the amazing dining experience that is happening in Brooklyn right now.



Comment on this post and tell me what your favorite Brooklyn restaurant is. I'll pick two winners randomly from all the entries. Deadline for posting is 6pm Friday, October 15th. Good luck!

53 comments:

joek said...

Stone Park Cafe!

mr. pineapple man said...

this post just made me sad because I;ve never been to a brooklyn restaurant...but I leave with hopes of visiting one one day!!

Katya said...

I've got to admit, I remain obsessed with Franny's.

art said...

Al di la is my favorite Brooklyn restaurant...closely followed by Saul, Hibino, Farm on Aderley, and too many others to mention!

Lauren said...

Buttermilk Channel!

Ross said...

Char No. 4

Erica said...

My favorite Brooklyn restaurant right now is Lot 2.

millionsuns said...

If I'm having a crummy day, it's the cheese plate with the steak au poivre and a duvel at Robis des Bois. Also a huge fan of the pork shank as part of the prix fixe at Sue Perette. Those two come to mind first, so I guess they win!

HighOnPoker said...

It's not technically a "restaurant", but its a Brooklyn eat. I can't get the chocolate shake out of my mind from Jacques Torres Chocolates. But if I had to choose a restaurant, I was incredibly amazed at Peter Luger. I look forward to seeing the other comments.

Inspired Kathy said...

I haven't been to Brooklyn in way too long.
Next time I go I'd love to try the pizza at Francescos.
bkhabel at gmail dot com

Maya said...

Joe's of avenue u, even if it's old guard not new.

Kelley said...

This cookbook has such good recipes! I'd love to have a copy. Picking just one god Brooklyn spot is hard! Too many to pick from. Lately I've really been enjoying Acqua Santa. Their beet gnocchi is ridiculous!

Eat It Brooklyn said...

Oh my gosh! So many yummy restaurants. Mr. Pineapple Man - where are you going? And Maya - Old Guard definitely counts! Thanks everyone!

Linz BK said...

a bistro is the absolute best restaurant in brooklyn hands down. im hesitant to say it on a public forum and bring even more hipster crowds to this gem. but i said it. and its the truth.

with lucali, umi nom, caffe e' vino, the smoke joint, aqualis grill, al di la and kaz an nou all within the borough it's a real toughie, but that just makes a bistro THAT good.

Duckette said...

I can't pick just one!
Buttermilk Channel
Roberta's
Lucali
No. 7
oh, I could go on.
btw, I LOVE this blog.

Food Randomist said...

Henry's End, Wild game and good food all around.

Harris said...

I'm going with Prime Meats and/or Fette Sau. Yes, I'm a carnivore.

Annmarie said...

It's a deli and a full-service resturant...Jay & Lloyd's on Avenue U for the hot pastrami sandwich on rye with russian dressing. It doesn't get any more brooklyn than that and being able to sit down and enjoy my meal with the occasional conversation with Lloyd is always a pleasure. Even their pickles are from The Pickle Guys. I love it.

Lisa said...

Junior's and the cheesecake there.

Vallen said...

My favorite restaurant anywhere was Brooklyn Star, the southern gem in Williamsburg that sustained fire damage back in February. I hope it will reopen every single day! Until that day, my allegiance will be with Motorino and their picante sopresseta pizza!

Lynn said...

My favorite restaurant changes with the seasons. Right now it is Applewood, just had a great meal there. Reservation coming up for Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare, so that could change quickly!

laurenmac5 said...

I love vinegar hill house

Kristena said...

This is so exciting - I actually got access to a recipe from the book last night and made Vinegar Hill's cast-iron chicken! It was delicious and I can't wait to try more recipes from teh book :) I think among my favorites are surely Frankie's in Caroll Gardens and Anella in Greenpoint - however, I consistently find myself going back to Sweetwater for their daily mussels special (the spicy bacon is to die for) and Fiore, also for their mussels and I crave their chicken parm constantly!

heysandi said...

Buttermilk Channel <3

katieS said...

Franny's!

Nina said...

Rose Water!

heysandi said...

Buttermilk Channel <3

Cara L. said...

L&B Spumoni Garden of course!

Alexandra said...

Buttermilk Channel. Go for the duck meatloaf. Stay for the Pecan Pie Sundae.

Meredith said...

for a weeknight dinner--zaytoons and bar tabac. for a celebration--vinegar hill house. yum!

mjrjr said...

five leaves

Marzipanny said...

Quite honestly, I'd have to say Zaytoons for the number of times I have happily eaten their kefta kebab. mmm... kebab.

Eat It Brooklyn said...

Vallen - I read recently that Brooklyn Star is planning to reopen. I never got around to trying them before the fire. Sounds like I missed out. Thanks everyone for commenting!

Anonymous said...

Gee, I am clueless, I just saw your blog and wondered what the favorites are in Brooklyn. My grandmother spent her early childhood there. What do people like to eat the most in Brooklyn?
I would love to win the cookbook so I could taste the flavors that she tasted!

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Juan David said...

Bogotá Bistro on Fifth Avenue is great.

Judy said...

Peter Luger's!!! Can't wait to go back in a couple of weeks!

Sergio said...

gotta go with fragole.

hwatson09 said...

Applewood!

Holly said...

Applewood!

A.W. said...

a di la is my old standby, but recently had a great meal at No. 7, my new favorite.

christina d said...

Urgh... I don't know how to choose....Roberta or Frankie's 457....

Eric said...

I'm so happy to see so many of my favorites listed in other people's comments! I can't pick just one: it's between A di la and James for me, because they're both close enough for me to visit them year round as their menus change. Shortlist: Roberta's, Franny's, Dressler, and that great Cuban place on Smith Street.

NatalieJean said...

Le Barricou and El Almacen are williamsburg gems.

Lindsay said...

Applewood or Al Di La are both so, so delicious. I couldn't decide!

Sarah said...

Lucali's! Mile End is pretty excellent too.

Keelie Sheridan said...

It's a tie between Bedouin Tent on Atlantic Ave. and LB Spumoni Gardens in Gravesend!

brooklynchuck said...

Saul on Smith Street. It's our anniversary/special night place.

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Shirley said...

Miles End! Brisket yum.

ABowlOfMush said...

Purple yam is my favorite restaurant in Brooklyn!

The food is always amazing, they always have fantastic specials every time I go so theres always new things to try. The staff are always so friendly and chef Romy always comes out to greet you.

I really want this book! :)

eonyc said...

Fragole in Carroll Gardens! Holy freaking yum. Never had a less-than-amazing meal there.

Zach said...

It's a toss-up between Mile End in Boerum Hill and Northeast Kingdom in Bushwick. Can't get more different, and can't get more delicious.

Brooklyn Sourpuss said...

My current favorite is Lot 2, which has the distinct advantage of being in my neighborhood. I wish one of the recipes in this book was their strata, because it is mind-blowing. Of the featured restaurants in this cookbook, I would say Palo Santo is my overall favorite. But there is really too much good food in Brooklyn to narrow it down.

Evan said...

Frankies 457, hands down!! It was one of the first restaurants I went to when I moved to Brooklyn years ago and it's still amazing. There's a reason the wait for a table is two hours! The food is unfailingly fresh, consistent and incredibly affordable; the restaurant is beautiful and perfectly bustle-y but never overwhelming. Two people can easily split the cavatelli with sage, sausage and brown butter and a carafe of the house red for a fraction of what you'd pay at other places.