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Rye Restaurant

Rye Restaurant

Skolebrod is a traditional Norwegian pastry that's become very popular at this new treat spot. "It's basically a sweet yeast roll with cream and coconut," says owner Nina Brondmo, who ate the common dessert growing up in Norway. "We made it one day as a joke—and now it has this following!" 150 Wythe Ave between North 7th and 8th Sts (718-388-8037,

Rye Restaurant
Chef-owner Cal Elliott is particularly proud of the Long Island duck breast with roasted-red-pepper couscous ($19) and the crab croquette app ($6). "It has a crazy amount of flavor for a three-bite item," he says. 247 South 1st St between Havemeyer and Roebling Sts (718-218-8047,

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"It's hard to choose a favorite, but we sell a lot of the Dr Pepper ribs and the corn bread—they seem to hit every table," says chef-owner Joaquin Baca. He adds that customers snap up the roasted okra and country-fried steak, too. 33 Havemeyer St between North 7th and 8th Sts (718-599-9899,

Co-owner Elizabeth Schula—who opened this sandwich shop last week with partners Caroline Fidanza (Marlow & Sons) and Rebecca Collerton (Diner)—suggests the Captain's Daughter (sardines, pickled egg and salsa verde on homemade focaccia) and the Longshoreman (Israeli meatballs, herbs and yogurt on house-made nan). Prices TBD at press time. 378 Metropolitan Ave between Havemeyer and Roebling Sts (718-387-4777,

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