When It’s Time to Eat
Park Slope boasts many restaurants, most on the revitalizing, très hip “restaurant row” on 5th Avenue. A new place seems to open almost every week, so read the menus and take your pick! Here are a few possibilities:
For great Peruvian food-including
succulent bargain-priced roast chicken-try Coco Roco (392 5th Avenue, between 6th and 7th Streets).
A new, highly praised Italian restaurant,
with excellent pizzas, is La Villa (261 5th Avenue, between 1st and 2nd Streets.)For lighter fare, enjoy a pressed panini sandwich on crisp focaccia bread at Press 195 (195 5th Avenue between Berkeley and Union Streets).
Moutarde (239 5th Avenue at Carroll Street) is a
popular French bistro featuring, as its name suggests, many varieties of mustard.
For succulent Thai food try Mango Thai at 52 7th
Avenue, between St. John’s Place and Lincoln Place, or the Second Street Café (189 7th Avenue at 2nd Street) for homey American food.
For an overview of Park Slope, including pictures, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
For information about The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, visit http://www.bbg.org/ (Greeter’s Secret: Be sure to see the spectacular cherry blossoms in late April or early May. Check website for dates of expected peak blooming.)
For the Brooklyn Museum of Art, go to http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/
The Old Stone House — http://www.historichousetrust.org/
The Park Slope Food Co-op — http://www.foodcoop.com/
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