Southern Sandwiches at Van Horn: Yes Ma’am!

The Power Animals love sandwiches. So naturally, I was super excited when a new restaurant dedicated to southern sandwiches opened in Cobble Hill. The Van Horn Sandwich Shop has only been open since late January, but somehow I’ve managed to go twice already, including once with Power Animals Kiki, Hillary, and Nina in tow. Van(…)

PA Brunch Favorite: Dokebi Bar & Grill

The Power Animals come together once a month for brunch to enjoy some yummy food and discuss all important blog business. Finding a place that can accommodate all nine of us plus let us linger for a few hours was not an easy task. Luckily for us, PA Nicole realized that the always delicious and never overly(…)

Cocktails and Turkey Legs

A long time fan of the bar Brooklyn Social, I was super excited when I heard the same owners were opening a new spot on Henry Street near Atlantic Avenue. Henry Public opened in 2009 just a few blocks west of my old apartment and became a local favorite fast. From the exterior, the bar(…)

A $26 Hamburger That’s Worth Every Penny

Usually in my posts I blather on and give far too many details about the topic and/or myself. For this one, I’ll *try* keep it brief. Go to Minetta Tavern and order the $26 Black Label Burger. I promise, you will thank me. To learn more about the origin and preparation of this hamburger masterpiece,(…)

The City Is My Oyster (Bar)

Last winter, Dan and I went on an oyster binge. We happened to have a couple great meals that included oysters and, voila!  A new food addiction was born.  We spent a few very lovely Sundays exploring a few of the city’s great raw bar and seafood spots, hitting up three of them in one(…)

An Ode to Sel de Mer

No, I’m not referring to the sea salt, but to one of my favorite restaurants in Williamsburg. When Sel de Mer first opened on Graham, I was slightly annoyed. It replaced a little shop that had delicious Middle Eastern takeout foods like roasted chicken with lentils and a killer baba ghanoush. It was also a(…)