Thursday, September 20, 2012

Summer 2012 Brooklyn Eats

"Hey yogurt, if you're so cultured, how come I never see you at the opera?"
(Stephen Colbert)

Summer officially ends when autumn starts this Saturday! The past 3 months marked our first season of marriage and home-cooked meals, along with a healthy dose of Park Slope/Prospect Heights restaurant exploration -- especially at the beginning, when we were still uncovering our stove and oven and adding in a microwave after moving.

Below are some of our meals with recipe links when applicable, followed by a list with links of the local establishments we've tried so far. If you aren't familiar with our "other borough," feel free to venture out here and let me know if you'd like to visit us or any of the places mentioned!

Summer Homemade Meals

Pan-seared cayenne fish tacos with guacamole, tomato,
onion, and cilantro
Asparagus, spinach and feta quiche with fresh berries
(which I made again for "Summer Sunday Brunch")
Sautéed chicken in mustard-cream sauce with steamed asparagus
Chicken gyros with pickled onions, tomatoes, and tzatziki
Clementine and balsamic chicken with steamed broccoli
Yogurt-marinated chicken with watermelon salad
(which I made mini for "Savor Summertime in the Slope")
Seafood and chicken jjajangmyun (noodles with black bean sauce)
with kimchi
Grilled tuna melts with pickles and BBQ potato chips
Baked nachos with chicken, jalapeños, pepper jack, bleu cheese,
and pico de gallo
Watermelon, feta, and mint salad with honey

Summer Meals by Local Eateries

American: Carlton Park, Flatbush Farm & Bar(n)
Burgers: 67 Burger, Five Guys
Coffee/Tea & Bakeries: Blue Sky Bakery, Gorilla Coffee, Hungry Ghost Coffee Bar & Café, Konditori Swedish Espresso Bar
Creperies, Juice Bars & Smoothies: Brooklyn Crepe & Juice
Cuban: Cubana Café
Cupcakes: Butter Lane
French: Moutarde
Gastropub: Alchemy Restaurant & Tavern
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt: Ample Hills CreameryYogurBerry
Japanese: Taro Sushi
Mediterranean/Middle Eastern: Miriam Restaurant & Wine Bar
Mexican & Southwestern: Burrito Bar & Kitchen, Santa Fe Grill
Pizza: Antonio's Pizza, Campo de'Fiori, Franny's
Thai: Born Thai, Nahm Thai Kitchen
Wings & More: Wing Wagon

There are so many more restaurants, cafés, and businesses to try in our area!


  1. So all of your recipes look delicious, especially that watermelon salad: mmmmm. Love my sweet and savory salad combos :D And love that Stephen Colbert quote too! Hilarious! Hoping your fall is as delicious as your summer...fall cooking is my absolute favorite (hello crockpot!!)

    1. Thanks! If you have any good crockpot recipes to share, please share... I got a new one as a wedding gift and I'm anxious to break it in!

  2. Wowwww all of that food looks amazing!!


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