While the relatively new and trendy restaurants in Northern Brooklyn have gotten much of the mainstream media’s attention in recent years, many of our borough’s best and most established restaurants remain south of the hipster demarcation line.
In fact, even many of the newer additions to our food scene have recently reaped the fruits of their labor with some worthy critical acclaim. Just ask the Village Voice.
So in the spirit of other successful restaurant promotions such as NYC Restaurant Week, and Dine In Brooklyn, over the next two weeks local newspapers Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator will be sponsoring Dine In Southwest Brooklyn.
The event, which includes 15 participating eateries, is meant to “encourage local residents and those from beyond the neighborhood to explore the fabulously diverse culinary options in Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights and Sunset Park,” according to an announcement in Home Reporter. “The papers are launching their own Restaurant Week, which will run for two weeks, from August 13 through August 26.”
Restaurants on the list run the gamut from upscale seafood and down home American to Italian and Indian cuisine.
Here in “real Brooklyn,” a more homegrown type of culinary diversity is readily apparent – Unlike in Brooklyn’s trendier quarters, where the umpteenth New American menu strains to seem fresh and new when it’s simply not.
From taverns and soda fountains to white table cloths and exotic spices, there seems to be a table for everyone’s taste – and price range.
All restaurants will either be offering prix fixe menus or other special deals. Please call for details.
As per Home Reporter, here’s a list of participating restaurants, along with their phone numbers, after the jump: Continue reading »