RECOMMENDED: Food & Drink Awards 2013
This year, Erin Patinkin and Agatha Kulaga’s savory-sweet goodies had you downright smitten, edging out oven-whiz challengers such as petite cookie powerhouse Beurre & Sel and the retro Treats Truck Stop. After meeting at a book club in 2010, Patinkin and Kulaga gained word-of-mouth fame hawking their sublimely offbeat wares to neighborhood stalwarts, producing spicy bacon caramel corn for Brooklyn Brewery, and sea salt-flecked chocolate truffle cookies for Joe coffee shops. The buzz secured the sugar-dusted duo a small storefront off the East River, where lines wind out the door for skillfully balanced bites like fudgy date-cocoa Montego Bay bars and a killer chocolate-chip cookie teeming with gooey nubs. For sweet-and-salty snackage, consider the market cornered.Ovenly, 31 Greenpoint Ave at West St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (347-689-3608, oven.ly)
Lasagna Restaurant – Chelsea
The restaurant's namesake dish comes in 17 variations.
Venue says: “Brunch on our outside patio starting at $16.95! Includes one Mimosa, Bellini, Screwdriver, Bloody Mary or $11 for 2 hours all you can drink.”