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Berg’n, the new cool kids’ hangout in Crown Heights

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Ever wonder what it’d be like to return to your high school’s cafeteria after-hours and drink beer with the cool kids? If yes, then a visit to Berg’n – the new massive beer hall from team Smorgasburg – will be a dream come true. Located in the gentrifying neighborhood of Crown Heights, it occupies the… 

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I’m a big kid now.

I remember the first time we ever talked about it. It was when I was visiting Rene up at school in Pennsylvania, back in 2012.  We had only been dating for a few months but somehow brought up the idea of moving in together. At first we laughed at it, but within minutes both realized… 

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Cauliflower Frittata for Meatless Monday

Let’s face it: cauliflower is kind of a reject vegetable. When has anyone ever said, “I really wish I could have some cauliflower right now.” That’s right. Never. Maybe because it looks like discolored broccoli, or its sorta funky smell, but people just don’t seem to love it. It recently gained some traction with the… 

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Black bean burgers w/ purple cabbage & spicy mayo for…

“Black bean burger” is a misnomer. The word burger represents a meaty, juicy, greasy food. By definition, it cannot be achieved with measly beans. However, in an effort to save our arteries from clogging, our joints from deteriorating, and our planet from disintegrating into nothingness, it’s a good idea to switch out our favorite indulgent… 

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My phone, the gastronome: 12

Let the drooling begin! Silky miso ramen at a ramen shop in Midtown East. This may be the only time I’ve ever forgotten the name of a restaurant, but all I know is it was cheap and on par with those big name ramen places. Dinner at Nom Wah: spring rolls, roast pork bun, dumplings… 

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Scaccia Ragusana (Sicilian tomato and cheese pie)

Have you ever heard of Scaccia Ragusana? Yeah, me neither – not until I took a Sicilian cooking class, that is. Now that I know about it and, more importantly, know how easy it is to make, I must ask: WHY THE HELL HAVE THE SICILIANS BEEN KEEPING IT FROM THE REST OF US FOR… 

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Brunch at The Roundhouse in Beacon Falls

Aside from the Dia modern art museum and the tons of little shops on Main Street, The Roundhouse in Beacon is a must-visit address. Located inside a historic industrial building that anchors a natural waterfall, the hotel is outfitted with the most modern of amenities, which includes three restaurants. We didn’t stay at the hotel during… 

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