cobble hill

Brucie: Bringing Meatballs and Blue Bottle to Cobble Hill

It wasn’t surprising when Cube 63 – easily the 100th sushi restaurant in the Cobble Hill/Boerum Hill/Carroll Gardens area – closed. It took me a few months to notice that a new place had opened in its space last spring and a few more to actually go in and try the food. When I did,(…)

Karloff: The Best Ice Cream in Brooklyn?

The chalkboard outside Karloff in Cobble Hill makes a bold claim – “Best Ice Cream in Brooklyn.” In a neighborhood that is home to both Blue Marble and Van Leeuwen, the ice cream bar has been set high. When I met two friends there for cold drinks and ice cream, I was skeptical that Karloff(…)

Warm Weather is Blue Marble Ice Cream Weather

Like all the Power Animals, I’m super into food, especially ice cream. In fact, while many people consider themselves coffee snobs or wine snobs, I’m a self-proclaimed ice cream snob and only settle for the very best, creamiest, and most delicious in frozen treats. Now that the weather is warmer, my favorite ice cream spot(…)

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(…)

Say What You Really Mean with Greeting Cards from Zeichen Press

Like many of my fellow Power Animals, I love stationery and even worked in a stationery store in high school. I’ll never forget my time at Siegel’s Stationery in Summit, NJ! Now, I love browsing card shops and picking out clever, pretty, or just plain well-designed cards for friends’ birthdays, engagements, and other important events.(…)

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(…)