Rhubarb and beets at Luksus
Razor clam at Luksus
Ham chips at Luksus
On July 16th, Brooklyn’s most ambitious beer bar reaches for greater heights—chef Daniel Burns unveils Luksus, a tasting-menu restaurant in the back of Greenpoint brew juggernaut Tørst. A vet of some of the globe’s highest-profile kitchens, including Noma, the Fat Duck and Momofuku (he’s the former R&D head), Burns rockets past moules frites and Belgian suds with his beer-pairing fare: vinegar-powder-dusted ham chips; raw razor clams with bone marrow, radish and cucumber vinaigrette; and a rhubarb-beet dessert featuring woodruff meringue and pea-and-anise-hyssop sorbet. For beverage pairings, there’s nary a wine list or cocktail menu in sight in the oak-paneled dining room—all courses are served exclusively with beer from the white-marble bar, curated by Tørst’s owner, legendary gypsy brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø. 615 Manhattan Ave at Nassau Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (718-389-2525)
Salvatoria Kitchen and Bar
For a taste of authentic Salvadoran cuisine in Astoria, look no further than Salvatoria Kitchen and Bar. Pupusas are the thing to order here, whether you go for chicharron (pork), revuelta (cheese, refried beans and pork) or queso con jalapeno ($3). They’re served with a vinegary coleslaw and spicy tomato salsa, per tradition. The menu offers much more than pupusas, though. Start with a fresh ceviche with seafood, clams and shrimp ($19) or salchipapas, a popular Latin American street food of sliced hot dogs and fries ($8). For your main course, try the grilled shrimp with rice and salad ($19), a seafood combination with creole sauce ($32) or steak topped with two sunny side-up eggs and served with fries ($17). Wash it all down with a Central American beer ($6) or glass of sangria ($8), and save room for an empanada dusted with powdered sugar ($3).
Venue says: “Salvatoria Kitchen and Bar is the only Salvadorian restaurant in Astoria. A must-try is our classic Pupusas that have variety fillings.”