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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The Four Horsemen
Part natural wine bar, part restaurant, The Four Horsemen is one of our favorite places to drink and eat in Brooklyn.
Antica Pesa is both crazy and endearing, and a far cry from some of the other restaurants around here that hand you some food and a paper napkin and then wait for you to leave.
Leuca is an Italian restaurant with Manhattan vibes, in the bottom of a Williamsburg hotel called The William Vale.
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Kingston is a casual Jamaican restaurant on 116th Street in Harlem with a fun bar and really good jerk chicken.
Sally Roots does affordable Caribbean/American food in a Bushwick space where you’ll want to hang out.
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.
Lella Alimentari is a friendly cafe in Williamsburg where you can hang out, eat a sandwich, and talk to an employee in a bright red beanie.
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