Best coffee – The Voodoo Child at Sweetleaf.
Iced (super strong) coffee concentrate with condensed milk and housemade sweet cream.
Best new restaurant – Butler Bake Shop and Espresso Bar.
The infinitely Instagramable new Williamsburg coffee spot boasts a Michelin-starred pastry chef.
We got a caramel sea salt cookie next to an Intelligentsia Americano.
Best beer – Wick for Brains was a great first pumpkin sip of the season.
Enjoyed at Barcade while Adam and I teamed up to kick butt at the seasonally appropriate Golly Ghost game.
Best dessert – scoops from OddFellows‘ new “Passport Program.” October’s flavor inspiration is Asia.
We tried Thai Iced Tea and Ube with miso butterscotch.
Best dinner – a Jewish-Japanese feast at Shalom Japan.
Forget best dinner of the weekend, this was one of the best meals of the year!
We shared three different appetizers because we couldn’t narrow down our choices any more. Roasted cauliflower with anchovy and pickled raisins.
Tuna belly toasts that were the best bites of the night.
And Sake Kasu challah with raisin butter.
For dinner I ordered the dish that got us in the door – Matzoh ball ramen topped with a foie gras dumpling and soft-boiled egg. The ramen was 10/10 fantastic and the matzoh ball ended up being the best I’ve ever eaten.
Dessert was chocolate banana challah bread pudding with crème fraiche and whiskey caramel.
The service was almost as good as the food, which was so good I swear we would have ordered another round of every dish if we hadn’t been so full!