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Food Lovers' Guide to Brooklyn: Best Local Specialties, Markets, Recipes, Restaurants, and Events (Food Lovers' Series) Paperback – June 15, 2010

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“Packed, district by district, with detailed listings, maps, and descriptions. . . . [This] book offers plenty to discover, including temporary markets, events, and pop-up and underground restaurants.”

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Savor the Flavors of Brooklyn
Food Lovers’ Guide to Brooklyn is a sumptuous, neighborhood-by-neighborhood journey into the culinary mecca that is New York City’s hottest borough. Seasoned food writer Sherri Eisenberg shares the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate gastronomic treasures. From the Old Brooklyn Cuisine with its world-renowned classics to the New Brooklyn Cuisine with its hipster enclaves and growing locavore ways, a bounty of mouthwatering recipes and other delights awaits you in this engagingly written guide­—the ultimate resource for food lovers to use and savor.
Inside You'll Find:
Maps of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods • Food festivals and culinary events • Specialty food stores, markets, and producers • One-of-a-kind restaurants and landmark eateries • Recipes steeped in both local traditions and the latest trends • Insider information about the flea market and green markets • Best of Brooklyn—from the Best Pizza to the Best Banh Mi

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Product Details

  • Series: Food Lovers' Series
  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot; First edition (June 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762759437
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762759439
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,604,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Sherri Eisenberg has been a travel and food writer for 14 years. A former editor at Travel Holiday magazine and Brides magazine, she has written for numerous other magazines (including Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, and Budget Travel) and newspapers (including The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and The Baltimore Sun).

She currently lives in Brooklyn Heights with her husband Chris and, while he admittedly had to drag her out of Manhattan kicking and screaming (in a scene reminiscent of those Miranda-and-Steve moments in Sex and the City) she quickly fell in love with the borough and its exciting restaurant scene.

Eisenberg travels frequently but, no matter where she is in the world, she's convinced the food is better in her hometown of New York City--except for, maybe, in Paris. That she'll concede.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dave Brooks on June 24, 2010
Format: Paperback
With so much great food in Brooklyn, this book is an essential tool. The index is smartly organized so that you can search by neighborhood, cuisine, or restaurant name. The foodie faves section will list places that are well known to many, but lesser known gems are covered as well. Ideal for new Brooklynites, visitors, and New Yorkers from other boroughs who need some direction. Love it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By suffragette on July 12, 2010
Format: Paperback
The Brooklyn food scene--not only restaurants, but also markets, food events and festivals, and specialty shops--has truly exploded in the past decade. As a resident and food lover, I find it hard sometimes to keep up, and even harder to distinguish between mere hype and earned accolades. Sherri Eisenberg's Food Lovers' Guide to Brooklyn is an invaluable resource for planning meals out or food-related excursions. Broken down by neighborhood, the book includes maps, reviews, and highlights for each listing. It has certainly encouraged me to explore further into the borough than I have gone before...and my stomach has been amply rewarded. YUM!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Allison L on June 23, 2010
Format: Paperback
This is a must-have for anyone looking for a fun guide to eating in Brooklyn. It has a lot of the favorites, but also things you wouldn't expect. Note, this is not a review book - it doesn't include every place under the sun, just ones the author thinks are worthy of seeking out. The book is well organized and easy to use, and also small enough to be portable. This makes a great gift for anyone who loves to explore new places!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Craig W. Sjostrom on July 14, 2011
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The wife is mad at me, so this book did its job... :-) Now we have hundreds of more places to eat at when we make our annual pilgrimage to NYC, meaning thousands of more tasty calories to cram into our bodies. Good thing we walk so much when we're there. Highly highly highly recommended for folks who want to cram thousands of more tasty calories into their bodies when in NYC. It also lists directions from subways, and, with its small size, it fits conveniently into her purse, so she can whip it out if we need to should my direction sense go south...
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