TOURS

The Bacon Tour

By David Tez

Photo: Staff

From time to time, The Scout will feature interborough food tours designed as culinary and geographic explorations of our fair city. Each has been field tested, in a single day,…

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The Tenenbaums

By Siobhan Vivian

Photo: Staff

The Royal Tenenbaums is Wes Anderson’s visual love letter to New York. Though never explicitly named, the film presents a stunningly constructed pastiche of the quirky, the kitschy and the…

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DINING / BARS : AMERICAN

Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain

American
Brooklyn Farmacy

Photo: Barry Whittaker

Take the first sip of a frothy egg cream at Brooklyn Farmacy, and you instantly recognize the taste of good medicine. It helps that you are seated at a classic soda fountain counter in a lovingly restored drug store with original fixtures from the 1920’s. There are endless wooden drawers and nooks stocked with vintage bottles, once containing lotions and potions for the folks of Carroll Gardens. Syphoning the last taste of a milk shake, or scraping the bottom of a sundae dish— you can’t help but reminisce about the good old days.

URL brooklynfarmacy.blogspot.com

Craftbar

American

Photo: Courtesy of Craftbar

Tom Colicchio’s casual spinoff of his highly acclaimed Craft restaurant is a destination in its own right. The menu consists of a range of small dishes that include
fried oysters with Old Bay aioli, and white anchovy bruschetta with braised leeks and a poached egg.

URL craftrestaurant.com

James

American

Photo: Daniel Krieger

James is nestled in the Prospect Heights neighborhood on the corner of St. Marks and Carlton Avenue, tucked inside a century-old brownstone.

URL jamesrestaurantny.com

Freemans

American

Photo: Courtesy of Freemans

Expect traditional American and English comfort food like grilled cheddar toasts, roast chicken and three-cheese macaroni at this crowded, low-key restaurant at the end of a dark alley.

URL freemansrestaurant.com

Perilla

American

Photo: Courtesy of Perilla

Dine at the bar or at one of the few tables in Top Chef season 1 winner Harold Dieterle’s sparsely elegant restaurant. Though you might walk in skeptical given all the celebrity hype…

URL perillanyc.com

Burger Joint

American

Photo: Courtesy of Burger Joint

Another contender for the title of “New York’s Best Burger,” Burger Joint is a small, crowded, diner tucked away in a discreet corner of, strangely enough, the upscale Parker Meridien hotel in midtown.

URL parkermeridien.com/eat4.php