RED HOOK*Defonte's Sandwich Shop (Village Voice, NY Metro, NYology) - 379 Columbia @ Commerce/ Luquer. Hero shop.
The Hook (Village Voice, TONY) - 18 Commerce btwn Columbia & Richards. Music club.
O Pioneer Bar-B-Q (TONY, GO Brooklyn) - 318 Van Brunt at Pioneer. BBQ.
Bait & Tackle (TONY) - 320 Van Brunt at Pioneer. Bar.
Sixpoint Craft Ales (GO Brooklyn) - 40 Van Dyke St at Dwight. Brewery.
El Huipil (NY Metro, TwentyBucksADay, TONY) - 116A Sullivan btwn Conover/Van Brunt. Mexican - Guerrero.
Baked (NY Metro, TONY) - 359 Van Brunt at Wolcott. Retro bakery.
The Good Fork (NY Times, NY Metro, A Hamburger Today) - 391 Van Brunt btwn Coffey & Van Dyke. New American.
LeNell’s (TONY) - 416 Van Brunt btwn Coffey & Van Dyke Sts. Bourbon central liquor store.
Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pie (Hungry Cabbie, Gothamist, OTBKB) - 204Van Dyke at Pier 41. Pie, duh.
Liberty Heights Tap Room (Citysearch) - 34 Van Dyke at Dwight. Bar.
Red Hook Park (TONY, 423smith) - 155 Bay btwn Clinton / Henry Sts. Pan-Latin street food.
WILLIAMSBURG / GREENPOINTOasis (Village Voice) - 161 North 7th @ Bedford. Palestinian.
Kasia's (Village Voice, ChefMoz) - 146 Bedford @ N9th. Polish.
Matamoros -193 Bedford btwn N7th & N6th. Mexican grocery store/deli.
Marlow & Sons (NY Times, NY Metro)- Broadway @ Berry St. Oyster bar.
W-Nassau Meat Market (Porkchop Express, NY Times) - 915 Manhattan Ave / Greenpoint/ Kent. Polish kabanosy, kielbasa.
Lomzynianka (NY Times, NYC Nosh) - 646 Manhattan Ave btwn Nassau & Norman Aves. Polish.
BUSHWICK*El Paisa (Village Voice) - 324 Suydam @ Irving (off Wyckoff/Willoughby). Mexican.
Circo's Pastry Stop - 312 Knickerbocker @ Hart. Sicilian bakery.
Euro Café (Hungry Cabbie) - Cypress Ave btwn Stanhope & Himrod. Hand-piped cannolis.
Catania Bakery - 487 Harman @ Cypress. Italian bakery.
Calibella Panaderia - 164 Wyckoff @ Stanhope. Columbian bakery.
Café Espresso - 201 Wyckoff @ Harman. Eastern European café.
Quito Luz De America - 221 Wyckoff @ Bleeker. Ecuadoran.
Alice's Palace (Village Voice) - 3148 Fulton. Guyanese.
BED-STUY / PROSPECT HEIGHTSAfrican Village Café (Village Voice) - 724 Myrtle btwn Bedford/Nostrand. Nigerian.
Down South Café (Village Voice, A Full Belly) - 349 Lewis Ave @ Ray Blvd. Coastal Carolina café.
Royal Rib House (EatingforBrooklyn, Village Voice) - 303 Halsey St @ Thropp. Real Carolina-style barbeque.
Royal Bakery & Roti House (Village Voice) - 618 Nostrand @ Dean. Get the aloo pie & goat roti.
Carolina Creek (Village Voice) - 87 Utica @ Dean. Carolina Low Country.
Culpepper’s (Hungry Cabbie) - 1082 Nostrand Ave @ Lincoln Road. Barbados.
A & A Bake & Doubles (Village Voice) - 481 Nostrand @ Macon. Trinidadian breakfast and lunch spot.
Kaloum Star - 732 Classon btwn Prospect/Park. Guinean.
Fatima (Village Voice) - 789 Franklin btwn Lincoln/St. John’s - Prospect Heights. Guinean.
Cock's Bajan Rest. & Bakery (Village Voice) - 806 Nostrand @ St. Johns. Bajan (Barbados).
Tripee's (A Full Belly, Village Voice) - 887 Nostrand btwn Carroll/Crowne. Guyanese.
Hammond's Bakery & Jerk Center (Village Voice) - 1033 Nostrand @ Sterling. Jamaican jerk.
Rudy Pokes Tasty Dishes (Village Voice) - 248 Rochester Ave @ St. Johns. St. Vincent’s snack bar.
Ruthie's (Village Voice) - 96 Dekalb Ave. Fried chicken.
Mitchell's (Village Voice) - 617A Vanderbilt Ave. Fried chicken.
Les' (Village Voice) - 268 Tompkins Ave. Fried chicken.
The Islands (GO Brooklyn) - 803 Washington Ave. @ Lincoln Place. Jamaican.
El Gran Castillo de Jagua (Hungry Cabbie) - 345 Flatbush Ave @ Park Place. Cuban.
FLATBUSH / DITMAS PARKJerk City (NY Times) - 3402 Church Ave @ 34th St. Caribbean.
Nio's Trinidad Roti Shop (Village Voice) - 2702 Church Ave @ Rogers Ave. Trinidad.
Chez Macoule (Village Voice) - 1115 Rogers Ave @ Clarendon. Haitian bistro.
Restaurant & Sweets (NY Times on Coney Island Ave) - Coney Island Ave btwn Cortelyou & Slocum Pl. Pakistani.
Famous Pita - 935 Coney Island Ave @ Ditmas. Falafel & salads.
*Bahar Shishkebab House (Village Voice) - 984 Coney Island @ Newkirk. Afghani - pumpkin turnovers, scallion dumplings.
SUNSET PARKDe Guerreros Taqueria (Village Voice, TwentyBucksADay) - 719 5th Ave. Mexican - Guerrero.
El Tesoro Ecuatoriano (TONY) - 4015 5th Ave @ 40th. Lowland Ecuadoran.
Usuluteco (Village Voice) - 4017 5th Ave @ 40th. Salvadoran.
Rico's Tamales Oaxaqueños - 5th Ave & 46th St, SE corner. Mexican - Oaxaqua.
Las Conchitas (NY Times) - 4811 5th Ave & 48th. Mexican bakery.
Ricos Tacos (Village Voice) - 505 51st St @ 5th Ave. Mexican snacks, tacos arabes.
Los Compadres (Village Voice) - 5807 5th Ave @ 58th. Cemitas, milanesa.
Ocean Palace (A Brooklyn Life) - 5423 8th Ave @ 54th. Chinese.
Top One (Village Voice) - 5805 8th Ave @ 58th. Cantonese duck shop.
*Ba Xuyên (Village Voice, NY Food, Porkchop Express) - 4222 Eighth Ave @ 42nd St. Vietnamese snack shop.
Siwa Grill (Village Voice) - 6917 5th Ave @ Bay Ridge Ave. Egyptian.
Nick's Lunch Inn (Village Voice) - 7204 5th Ave @ 72nd. Hibernian.
Alsalam Rest & Meat Market (Village Voice) - 7206 5th Ave @ 72nd. Lebanese.
Damascus Gate (Village Voice, NY Food,Twenty Bucks a Day) - 7224 5th Ave @ 72nd. Syrian.
La Maison du Couscous (NY Metro, Village Voice) - 484 77th St. btwn 4/5th. Moroccan.
Magic David Pizza (Village Voice) - 6305 Ft Hamilton Pkwy. Pizza.
BAY RIDGE / BENSONHURST / MIDWOOD / GRAVESEND / SHEEPSHEAD BAYKaram Restaurant (Village Voice) - 8519 4th Ave, btwn 85 & 86 St, Bay Ridge. Lebanese - lahambajin.
Rocco's Calamari (Village Voice) - 6408 Fort Hamilton Pkwy, 64th St. Sicilian.
World Tong (Village Voice, A Year in Food) - 6202 18th Ave @ 62nd St (Gravesend Pk), New Utrecht. Dim sum.
Bay Ridge Café (Village Voice) - 1550 Bay Ridge Avenue, New Utrecht. Lamb, Turkish.
Pho Nam Bo (Village Voice) - 7524 18th Ave, Bay Ridge Parkway, Bensonhurst. Vietnamese.
Lioni Latticini (GO Brooklyn) - 7803 15th Ave. @ 78th St. Italian heros.
Mondial Bakery (Road Food) - 7802 20th Ave @ 79th St. Italian cookies.
Bakery Baku (NY Food) - 19-72 86th St @ 20th Ave, Bath Beach. Azerbaijani bakery.
*L&B's Spumoni Gardens (Road Food, SliceNY, Village Voice, NY Food) - 2725 86th St @ W.11th Ave, Gravesend. Pizza & italian ice.
Extra Bar Caffe No. 2 - 125 Avenue U. Espresso.
Joe's of Avenue U (Menu, Village Voice) - 287 Avenue U. Focacceria.
Clemente's (Village Voice) - 138 Ave T, Gravesend. Hot roast beef or roast pork sandwich.
El Cerrito (Village Voice) - 2024 McDonald Ave. Salvadoran.
Mansoura (NY Times) - 515 Kings Hwy btwn E. 2nd & 3rd St, Midwood. Sephardic kosher bakery, basturma pastrami.
Mabat (A Full Belly, Village Voice) - 1807 E 7th St, Quentin/Ave R. Israeli.
*Dushanbe (Village Voice) - 1915 Coney Island Ave btwn Aves P & O. Tajikistan. (possibly closed)
Memo (Village Voice, TwentyBucksaDay) - 1821 Kings Hwy, E18th. Uzbek (SW China).
S&Z Cafe Caspiy - 1824 Ave U nr E19 St. Caucasian - cutaby, giurza, beef stroganoff, chicken tabaka.
CONEY ISLAND / BRIGHTON BEACHA & S Homestyle Catering (Village Voice) - 1711 Neptune Ave @ W17. Russian.
*Totonno Pizzeria Napolitano (Road Food, Slice, Tasting Menu) - 1524 Neptune Ave btwn W15 & W16. Pizza.
Ruby's Bar and Grill (GO Brooklyn) - Boardwalk at Stillwell Ave. Locals bar.
Gambrinus - 3100 Ocean Parkway @ Brighton Beach Ave. Russian, fish.
Best Cafe Pearl - 303 Brighton Beach Ave @ Brighton 3rd St, Brighton Beach. Georgian w/ katchapuri, lamb dumplings, pork kebabs, eggplant & walnut.
Gina's Café (TONY, About.com, menu) - 409 Brighton Beach Ave @ Brighton 4th. Russian.
Chio Pio (Village Voice) - 3087 Brighton Beach Ave @ Brighton 7th St. Tashkent.
Cafe Glechik (Village Voice, NY Times) - 3159 Coney Island Ave @ Brighton Beach Ave. Russian-Ukrainian.
La Brioche Expresso - 1073 Brighton Beach Ave btwn Brighton 12 & 13th.
Kashkar (TwentyBucksaDay, Village Voice) - 1141 Brighton Beach Ave @ 14th St. Uighur.
Lundy’s (Road Food) - 1901 Emmons Ave.@ E15th. Chowder.
Garden Bay Café (TONY) - 1788 Sheepshead Bay Rd @ Emmons Ave. Armenian.
Randazzo's Clam Bar (GO Brooklyn, Hungry Cabbie) - 2017 Emmons Ave @ E. 21st St. Somewhat expensive but classic clam bar.
Clemente's Maryland Crabhouse (GO Brooklyn) - (@ Vince Marina), 3939 Emmons Ave @ Knapp St. Crab.
Jordan's Lobster Dock - Knapp St @ Harkness Ave.
MISC. BROOKLYNKeur N' Deye - 737 Fulton St @ S. Portland. Senegalese.
abistro (GO Brooklyn) - 154 Carlton Ave at Myrtle Ave. French-African.
Justin's Island Cuisine (Village Voice) 144 Lawrence St. Guyanese roti.
Queen (GO Brooklyn) - 84 Court St. @ Livingston St. Old school Italian.
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory (GO Brooklyn) - Fulton Ferry Landing, Old Fulton St @ East River. Handmade ice cream.
Grimaldi's (GO Brooklyn) - 19 Old Fulton St. at Front St. Pizza.
Bedoin Tent (Village Voice, Twenty Bucks a Day) - 405 Atlantic Ave. Middle Eastern.
Fast & Fresh Deli (NY Times) - 84 Hoyt St near Atlantic. Mexican deli.
La Rosa and Sons (GO Brooklyn) - 98 Smith @ Pacific St. Italian deli.
Ferdinando’s Focacceria (Village Voice) - 151 Union St. Sandwich shop.
Esposito & Son Pork Store (NY Times) - 357 Court St, Carroll Gardens. Esposito hero - sweet Italian sausage sandwich with broccoli rabe and fresh ricotta.
Honduras Maya (Village Voice) - 587 5th Ave/Prospect Ave & 16th St. Honduran, crab soup
Eva's Restaurant - 551 4th Ave btwn 15 & 16 St, Park Slope. Ecuadorian - shrimp, Quaker drink.
El Encuentro - 535 6th Ave @ 14th St.
Landi’s (Road Food) - 5909 Ave N @ E.59th, Bergen Beach. Pork store.