Pearl’s is on a quiet side street in Williamsburg, but it’s a Caribbean party in here and it's one of the places we plan on hanging out regularly this summer. A restaurant from the team behind Sweet Chick, this place serves authentic stuff like accra (salt cod fritters) and shark bakes (sandwiches made from traditional fry bread, and yes, shark meat), but you can also get jerk ribs and braised oxtail and plenty of island-y cocktails. On a warm night, head here with a few people and eat on their excellent back patio. Or come for an outdoor bottomless brunch ($15 for an hour of all you can drink).
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Café De La Esquina
The folks at La Esquina were smart to tone it down when they made the venture across the East River to Williamsburg. Café De La Esquina may be slightly pricey, but we are very down with what they're serving up.
L’Industrie is a cash-only pizza spot in Williamsburg with over 30 different types of pies.
Marlow & Sons
Marlow & Sons is one of the original modern Brooklyn restaurants, and it’s still one of the best places to eat in the city.
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Sally Roots does affordable Caribbean/American food in a Bushwick space where you’ll want to hang out.
Ali’s Trinidad Roti Shop
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Peppa’s Jerk Chicken
Peppa’s in Prospect Lefferts Gardens is a counter-service Caribbean spot about a block from the park.
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Chicken, waffles, an unpretentious vibe, and communal atmosphere are the things that make us love Sweet Chick.
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