Once the air turns cool and crisp, many of these unique North Brooklyn treats will be gone with the autumn wind. Here are a few ideas.
by Mary Yeung
Why do people keep calling Radish on Bedford Avenue a country store? No real-life country store I’ve ever been to makes its own soda, ginger ale, homemade potato chips, or cookies. In fact, most “country” stores in America sell Slim Jims, salt-and vinegar potato chips in puffy bags, and Mountain Dew. Radish is a classic New York gourmet store through and through. Check out their summer special, cold-brewed Irving Farm iced coffee. It’s as smooth as Telly Savalas’ shiny head, (you remember Kojac, right? No? Never mind). About three years ago, New York magazine tasted premium coffees served around New York. Stumptown and Irving Farm surged to the top with three stars. Somehow Stumptown has cornered the North Brooklyn market and nobody seems to know that much about Irving Farm, from upstate New York. Here’s your chance to check out Stumptown’s fiercest competitor. Radish, 158 Bedford Ave.
A generous scoop of Häagen-Dazs ice cream sandwiched between two halves of a jumbo sized, old-fashioned plain donut? Need I say more? All my “body & soul” girl pals said it sounds “Gross!” And I’m like, “And your point is?” My “me, worry?” dining companions sampled other combos, like chocolate donuts with cookie & cream ice cream; it was way too muddy and complicated. Stick to the simple flavors and you won’t be sorry. Peter Pan Donut Shop, 727 Manhattan Ave. More > >