Lella is a casual Italian spot near the Lorimer L stop that’s popular with locals, and if you stop by on a nice day, you’ll probably see some people outside hanging with their dogs. And once you get past all these dogs, you’ll find a nice, homey space filled with vintage toys, old pots and pans, and a yellow rotary telephone. The employees wear bright red beanies like Jacques Cousteau (or Steve Zissou), and they’ll make you a good cheesy flatbread sandwich or a bowl of vegetables with a poached egg and a chunk of burrata. Grab a table, hang out for a while, and try to become a regular.
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Morgan’s BBQ is some of the best barbecue you can get without having to go down to Red Hook for Hometown.
Don Pepe Tortas Y Jugos
Don Pepe Tortas Y Jugos specializes in two things: tortas and juices. Stop by and get a meat-filled sandwich with a green juice on the side.
F&F Pizzeria is a Carroll Gardens slice shop from the people behind Frankies 457 Spuntino and Franks Wine Bar. The pies here are worth traveling for.
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Cafe Standard is the cafe/bar in the bottom of the Standard East Village, and it’s open all day.
Buttermilk Channel is a true Brooklyn Neighborhood Hang serving some of the best fried chicken in town.
Natureworks is a quick, casual health food spot in Midtown that you'll enjoy if you really like complex carbs and protein.
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The Commodore is bad. Bad because merely looking at the food here will jack up your cholesterol thirty points, and worse because everything is so good that you’ll crave it all the time.
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