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brooklyn

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back in october kyle had a conference in brooklyn for work. oren and i decided to tag along being that a. we needed to see elizabeth and charles, and b. there is nothing cozier than NY in october.

C A R R O L L G A R D E N S


prior to this visit i’d only spent a few hours or so in brooklyn –– drinks at the wythe hotel, brunch at five leaves, wandering williamsburg, etc. so this visit we wanted to really dig in and see what else this awesome city had to offer. we were overwhelmed with how much we loved it. the cozy streets filled with brownstones, delicious restaurants that were very oren-friendly, beautiful parks, fun bars, and all around great energy.

our airbnb was nestled on a quiet street which was perfect with a baby. we kept him on california time which meant a 10pm bed time, and therefore lots of fun dinners out with mom & dad.

here are some favorites from the week:

red hook

take a ferry to the city which is a really fun experience 
fort defiance very cozy cafe/bar for brunch on the main street in red hook
red hook lobster pound legit lobster rolls
defonte's OG Brooklyn Italian sandwich shop since the 1920s

carroll gardens

frankie's fun vibe + music, great italian food, and interesting wines/cocktails
lucali cult following pizza and calzone dinner restaurant. BYOB and typically need a resy. what a place to experience!
black mountain wine house the coziest wine bar with legit food
mazzola bakery morning pastries and breads
hungry ghost delicious coffee and austin shipped breakfast tacos!
public records beautiful space – come for morning coffee and a bite or evening cocktails and live music. hidden neighborhood gem
mile end deli **montreal style bagels 
black gold records espresso drinks and record perusing

fort greene

walter's famous brunch spot on cute corner
colonia verde latin for lunch or dinner with amazing food and a huge back patio
miss ada israeli dinner place – very buzzy and will need a reservation
rhodora wine bar might be the cutest wine bar I've ever been to – delicious tapas and the kind of place you want to spend the transition from afternoon to evening

park slope / prospect park

prospect park (aka brooklyn's central park) – massive and fun to stroll + relax. complete with a full zoo and carousel too. check out what's playing at the prospect park bandshell, they do a summer series of good and free concerts which is a ton of fun.
olmsted fun brunch scene with really good food. weather permitting, i highly recommend enjoying their back patio.