Hottest restaurants in Brooklyn November 2018
Autumn in New York City is in full effect as we rush towards Thanksgiving, the Holidays, and the New Year. It’s a great time to take a look(access) of what’s going on in the markets to plan for the joyful season ahead! So whether you’re in town for the festivities or avoiding traveling this year, rest assured that there’s plenty on hand to make sure that your Thanksgiving holiday in the city is a memorable one.
Check out the hottest restaurants in Brooklyn right now!
While many people still consider Manhattan the nexus of New York’s dining scene, parts of Brooklyn have become dining destinations in their own right. New restaurants from ambitious chefs and acclaimed mom-and-pops open constantly. According to the Eater New York, these are the hottest restaurants in Brooklyn right now.
Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop
110 Franklin St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Greenpoint’s pizza maven Paul Giannone has extended his reach in the neighborhood with a throwback slice shop, a counter-service spot that’s far more casual than his famed sit-down pizzeria. Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop looks like classic pizzerias from the ’60s, and the pizza is more classic, too, with a menu made up mostly of New York-style pies. Sicilian, grandmas, and vegan pies are in the mix as well, though some of them will only be available as specials. Warning: It sometimes has lines around the block, but the wait varies and can be avoided at weekday lunch.
Di An Di
68 Greenpoint Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
NYC’s latest stylish Vietnamese restaurant Di An Di serves innovative pho and other soups in a tropical, natural light-filled space in Greenpoint. Owners Kim Hoang and Tuan Bui and chef-owner Dennis Ngo consider the food Vietnamese-American, with soups pulling influences from their childhoods in Houston and Virginia. “Di An Di strikes a very nice balance between reverence and innovation, offering New York City a Vietnamese bill of fare unlike any we’ve seen before,” writes Eater critic Robert Sietsema about his first visits. Options include several kinds of chicken pho, as well as versions of ubiquitous beef noodle soups.
128 Greenpoint Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
From Justin Bazdarich, the chef of Speedy Romeo, and partner Chris Walton comes Greenpoint’s sunny new taco restaurant, Oxomoco. Here, it’s all about the wood-fired grill, used to make the tacos, meats, seafood, vegetables, tostadas, and ceviches on the menu. Tacos are the main attraction with corn tortillas sourced from Mexico and fillings that run the gamut from fried soft shell crab to lamb barbacoa to a vegan “chorizo” made with beets. The dishes are inspired by Yucatan, Baja, Oaxaca, and Mexico City cuisines, created by “a couple of white kids from Missouri.” Order the oversized frozen margaritas and dessert.
Happening around town
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
For it’s the 92nd year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will usher in the holiday season with familiar sights like giant balloons, high-kicking Rockettes and Santa’s sleigh, plus celebrity appearances.
Thanksgiving in NYC
If you are staying in New York, there are plenty of ways to celebrate not being stuck in traffic or sitting on a runway. Gather some friends for dinner with a variety of Thanksgiving food, make a reservation at restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner or head to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The city is yours to enjoy.
Renegade Craft Fair in NYC
Once the cold weather sweeps in, the city transforms into a shopping bonanza where you can find great holiday markets full of unique goods and delicious grub. Renegade Craft Fair, the mother of craft fairs as it enters Manhattan in November.