Bustling with hip, young families, Park Slope, Brooklyn, has long been a bastion of the intelligentsia. Fine Romanesque Revival and Queen Anne residences grace the landmarked Park Slope Historic District on the western edge of Prospect Park, which some argue is a more successful green space than Olmsted and Vaux’s earlier collaboration, Central Park. Meanwhile, Gotham’s “other Fifth Avenue” is packed with popular restaurants and interesting shops, and the neighborhood’s laid-back nightlife scene caters to straight and gay crowds alike.
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Situated just off Prospect Park in Windsor Terrace, Krupa Grocery has got your coffee, brunch and dinner needs covered. First, you have a difficult choice to make: house-made cappuccino ($4.25) or kombucha on tap ($6)? Krupa also offers a full cocktail menu, extensive wine list and plenty more draft ciders and beers. Starters like the chicken and the egg—chicken liver pate paired with pickled eggs ($11)—and risotto balls ($10) appear on both the brunch and dinner menus. But again, you’ll have to make a choice: the breakfast gnocchi with eggs, bacon, black kale and kabocha squash ($14) at brunch or the flatiron steak with potato-cabbage latkes and horseradish creme fraiche ($29) at dinner? If you opt for an evening meal, you can also order sweets from the dessert menu. Think brown sugar pot de creme ($10), carrot cake whoopie pies ($9) or a tasting flight of three varieties of fernet served with a homemade biscotti ($15).
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