If summer were a restaurant, it would be Imani. People seem to always be having the time of their lives at this Caribbean spot on the corner of Dekalb and Adelphi. Usually, you’ll hear reggae music blasting from their newly expanded outdoor patio, where almost every table is topped with glasses of rum punch. Most of the food is Jamaican like curry goat and jerk chicken wings, but they also do some mashup dishes like saltfish spring rolls and jerk ramen.
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High Low Beverage Company
High Low Beverage Company is a bar in Bushwick that also happens to serve excellent Vietnamese-American dishes on weekends.
Tip Top Bar & Grill
Tip Top is a classic dive in Bed-Stuy owned by the same family for decades. It's cash-only, and it feels like someone's basement. Check it out.
L&B Spumoni Gardens
One of the best around, assuming you can get down with a square slice. Who can’t get down with a square slice?
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Grandchamps Kitchen & Market
Grandchamps is a Haitian restaurant in Bed-Stuy where you’ll want to come after a long day and eat a plate of pork, rice, and beans.
Ital Kitchen is a vegan spot in Crown Heights where you can pretend you're vacationing in the French West Indies.
Jacob Restaurant is a buffet in Harlem where you can fill a styrofoam container with some very solid soul food, Caribbean food, or spaghetti.
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Miss Ada is a small, comfortable spot in Fort Greene with great Israeli food and an outdoor garden in the back.
Miss Lily’s is a very sceney spot in Greenwich Village where good looking people can go eat spicy, tasty Caribbean food and stare at each other.
Evelina is a Mediterranean spot that feels cooler than most of the other neighborhood restaurants in Fort Greene.
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