The Great Googa Mooga festival held this weekend in Brooklyn’s hipster-infested Prospect Park, was the first food festival of its kind. Its goal was to celebrate mostly small, New York City indie restaurants and food stores, among which were: Luke’s Lobster, Baohaus, Do or Dine, Momofuku Milk Bar, and Russ & Daughters, just to name a few. The festival boasted, among many others, my idol Anthony Bourdain, restaurateur and Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio, Baohaus owner Eddie Huang, writer and major food personality Ruth Reichl, as well as Momofuku owner and overall cool . . .
I have been hearing and reading about David Chang and his Momofuku (Japanese for ‘lucky peach’) empire for years. What gave me the final push to actually go and try his food was the fact that Tony wrote a whole chapter about him in his book, Medium Raw. The restaurant's focus is on ramen noodles and Korean-inspired dishes.I ordered two of their most popular dishes. First: the luscious, mouthwatering, absolutely and perfectly divine pork buns ($10). A pork bun is a thick slab of roasted pork belly wrapped in an airy steamed bun, along with sliced cucumbers, hoisin . . .
I’ve been living 2 blocks away from Brennan and Carr for the past 10 years, so when I’m looking to satisfy my ever-present cheeseburger craving, this is where I find refuge. This fast food gem has been open for business since 1938. It is a small, brick and wood-paneled shack, located in the Marine Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. The interior is designed like a log cabin, which is just one of the many charming things about it. They’re notorious for their roast beef sandwich (the entire thing is dipped in jus!) and the Gargiulo burger, which is a cheeseburger that’s . . .