Become an Instant Expert on Brooklyn Dining; Mildly Impress Friends

We were disappointed to discover that our Brooklyn Bridge sandwich was moldy.Illustration by Kanika Rehani


It's not that there aren't good restaurants in Brooklyn — far from it! It's just that they're so spread out that getting to many of them feels less like grabbing a bite to eat than making a pilgrimage. But you can conveniently affirm your faith in the borough's food tomorrow night at the annual Brooklyn Eats tasting event, which convenes over 40 restaurants and stores in the downtown Marriot. For $75 in advance, $95 at the door, this cross-section of Brooklyn becomes your own personal all-you-can-eat buffet. Check out the Soul Spot, a beacon on Atlantic Avenue; Bierkraft's tremendous beer selection; Kush Cafe's aromatic French-African cooking; and, because you surely don't want to neglect dessert, the ethereal Sweet Melissa Patisserie.