134 22nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Phone: (347) 415-8388
Fax: (347) 415-8389
Behind the humble store front of El Tenampa lies a hidden gem that would have been easy to miss were it not for the hoard of hungry diners that swarm this little eatery at meal times. Grocery and deli rolled into one, El Tenampa doles out delicious, simple and authentic Mexican fare including tacos, sopes and tortas. Stuffed with homemade salsas, guacamole, pickles and succulent meats, the tacos sold here are especially popular. Although the deli is far from fancy, the food is undeniably delicious, each bite packed with bold and subtle flavors alike. There are a few tables at the back, but they usually fill up quickly so be sure to arrive early if you want to dine in.
Pauline & Sharon's is a small neighborhood pizza joint, serving up a delicious variety of pizzas, both by the slice as well as entire pies. The restaurant is a popular local spot, particularly as a take-away or delivery option as the space itself is rather small and not too comfortable. The dough is made in-house using a special technique and the fresh toppings and ingredients are flavorful and generous. While Pauline & Sharon's isn't the cheapest pizza around, the quality of the pizzas speak for themselves. Interesting choices include house-made pepperoni pizza, brie and onion jam pizza, vegan pizza and the soppressata pizza. For more information or delivery, call the restaurant. The timings may vary, so call them before stopping by.
This is one place that will serve you some of the most amazing burgers. They have a vast beer collection to choose from that is extremely reasonable. The staff is very attentive and quick. This place is ideal for brunch and a relaxed afternoon. They are known for catering and offering their space for some of the most fun private parties, corporate functions, charity and athletic events; and can accommodate up to 600 guests. Call ahead or check out their website for booking your events and detailed information.
Mezini is a quaint Italian restaurant, located in the heart of Park Slope, Brooklyn. Owned by Agnese Mezina, it is best known for its shrimp and lobster cocktails and its juicy scallops. A full fledged bar is also situated at the back of the restaurant. The music is louder than most places and to suit, an atmosphere that is lively and casual. The dishes picked most often from the menu are the filet mignon served with chickpea puree and the whole baked branzino. These are best accompanied by a glass of Italian wine to complete the meal. A neighborhood favorite.
Located in a bit of a no man's land between Gowanus and Park Slope, Bar Tano offers a stylized classic Italian setting that is well worth swinging through sometime. Tin ceilings and a big mirror-backed bar give off a bygone era vibe. Open for lunch, brunch and dinner, Bar Tano serves plenty of hearty Italian favorites like pizza and pasta. The salccicia pizza and spaghetti pomodoro are both worth a try. Weekend brunch specials include variations on standards like Eggs Tano and Frittata Lorraine. Bar Tano is great for hanging with a few friends and taking your time. Also, if you happen to be a movie producer, they rent the space. -Wynne Boelt
This Latin American food truck has been around for a really long time now. Previously known as the Lainez Stand, this stand is the original Red Hook Pupusas stand that has been a part of countless soccer games, birthdays, family gatherings and other celebrations that take place at the Red Hook Park. They serve authentic Salvadoran cuisine, specially Pupusas, which is a tortilla that is stuffed with various ingredients like chicken, meat, fish and vegetables and is made of corn flour. As it is a family run business, some of the recipes they use are passed down. The El Olomega is one place where you can find delicious, authentic Salvadoran food.
If you are in the mood to savor on some traditional American cuisine, head to Soigne Restaurant & Wine Bar at the Park Slope neighborhood. The ambiance is classy and intimate and great for a quiet dinner. The must try here is risotto. The wine collection is great here, and make sure you leave some space for the desserts too. Whether its an evening celebration or luncheons, they offer their private space for corporate events, parties and functions that can accommodate up to about 70 guests. They also undertake catering orders, whether the event is at the venue or outside. Call ahead for bookings or check out their website for detailed information.
Co-partnered with John Bush and David Massoni, Chef Dale Talde established the Thistle Hill Tavern in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. A local gastropub and restaurant, it serves some amazing variety of cocktails and comfort food. Deviled Eggs, Agnolotti, Pork Schnitzel and Buffalo Cauliflower are some of the most loved delicacies on their menu. The wide range of creative cocktails mixed by the bartender, are perfect to sip along with their hearty American dishes.
Weiner schnitzels, goulash, salmon cake, all that is traditional Austrian food, is what Cafe Steinhof offers. The ambiance is homely and has no frills attached and the staff is friendly but not overly indulgent. Monday nights are goulash nights, Wednesdays have live music and Sunday Nights are livened up with a late night movie. If food is all that matters Steinhof would be your desired destination. Visit the place for a special evening out or a romantic rendezvous.
Famously located in Brooklyn, Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue is known for its delicious and juicy barbecue dishes. A landmark on the 3rd Avenue, the restaurant features comfortable interiors and a menu comprising of classic favorites. Choose from popular picks like chopped brisket, pulled pork or ribs - drenched in awesome sauces and cooked to perfection, you'll soon be making plans for your next visit.
If you crave sweet treats every day of the week, The Treats Truck is the solution for you. At this truck stop, you can gorge not only on desserts, but also complete breakfast and lunch items. The brownies are their most famed offering, but the simple Super Duper Egg Sandwich and Cobb Salad don't lag too far behind.
Applewood is an unpretentious and wholesome restaurant in Brooklyn. Wild fish and hormone-free meats are carefully prepared into fabulous creations; try the pan-roasted skate or sautéed duck breast. Sunday brunch is a lengthy affair and the full bar serves interesting concoctions. While the decor is kept simple, there's a fireplace, which helps in winter months.