Brooklyn Snapshots

Loving life in the better borough.
Our new favorite place to go to linger over a good cup of coffee, a baked good, and our weekend reading material of choice, is thankfully only about 5 blocks away from our apartment. With the friendly and familiar girls behind the counter, the unintimidating but completely delicious selections of pies, cookies and pastries that your grandma might have made for you back in the day, and the audible coffee buzz of all the happy patrons, it’s the perfect start to a day.
The Blue Stove, Williamsburg

Our new favorite place to go to linger over a good cup of coffee, a baked good, and our weekend reading material of choice, is thankfully only about 5 blocks away from our apartment. With the friendly and familiar girls behind the counter, the unintimidating but completely delicious selections of pies, cookies and pastries that your grandma might have made for you back in the day, and the audible coffee buzz of all the happy patrons, it’s the perfect start to a day.

The Blue Stove, Williamsburg

Niche shops and restaurants continue to open up off of the L’s Graham stop, and we couldn’t be happier about it! We tried out a new one for brunch this morning that specializes in waffles wrapped around all things delicious. Mine featured corn (baked in), caramelized onions, fresh salsa and cheddar, but I preferred my husband’s buckwheat waffle with bacon (baked in), cheddar, arugula, tomato, and avocado yogurt. It was the perfect combination of textures and savory flavors. Looking forward to returning to try out their selections on the sweeter side of the spectrum.
Waffle & Wolf, Williamsburg

Niche shops and restaurants continue to open up off of the L’s Graham stop, and we couldn’t be happier about it! We tried out a new one for brunch this morning that specializes in waffles wrapped around all things delicious. Mine featured corn (baked in), caramelized onions, fresh salsa and cheddar, but I preferred my husband’s buckwheat waffle with bacon (baked in), cheddar, arugula, tomato, and avocado yogurt. It was the perfect combination of textures and savory flavors. Looking forward to returning to try out their selections on the sweeter side of the spectrum.

Waffle & Wolf, Williamsburg

At a Packer bar in Brooklyn watching the game with good friends and good bloody marys. Not a bad start to 2012!

Angry Wade’s, Carroll Gardens

At a Packer bar in Brooklyn watching the game with good friends and good bloody marys. Not a bad start to 2012!

Angry Wade’s, Carroll Gardens

I just recently had my first Mast Brothers Chocolate bar, The Brooklyn Blend, and have been OBSESSED ever since. Then last night, a friend told me that she actually much prefers their Almonds & Sea Salt bar. From the looks of the selection at Brooklyn Kitchen this afternoon, she’s not the only one…

I just recently had my first Mast Brothers Chocolate bar, The Brooklyn Blend, and have been OBSESSED ever since. Then last night, a friend told me that she actually much prefers their Almonds & Sea Salt bar. From the looks of the selection at Brooklyn Kitchen this afternoon, she’s not the only one…

Instead of waiting around for brunch, we decided to have breakfast at Egg. The French press coffee, smoked ham and grits, and Crayola crayon self-portraits were the perfect way to kick off this beautiful autumn weekend.
Egg, Williamsburg

Instead of waiting around for brunch, we decided to have breakfast at Egg. The French press coffee, smoked ham and grits, and Crayola crayon self-portraits were the perfect way to kick off this beautiful autumn weekend.

Egg, Williamsburg

Nothing pairs better with football Sunday than a homemade batch of my beanless chili. It’s delicious on its own, but the avocado, sour cream, jalapeños, shredded cheddar cheese and corn muffins definitely add a little something…

Nothing pairs better with football Sunday than a homemade batch of my beanless chili. It’s delicious on its own, but the avocado, sour cream, jalapeños, shredded cheddar cheese and corn muffins definitely add a little something…

I visited the Dekalb Market in Downtown Brooklyn with friends this afternoon (Hi Cori and Hadas!). The market is home to ‘Makers, Artists, Farmers and Chefs,’ all ready to do business from within their own salvaged shipping container. Thinking I might have to go back to check out the Brooklyn Night Bazaar happening there this Sunday…

I visited the Dekalb Market in Downtown Brooklyn with friends this afternoon (Hi Cori and Hadas!). The market is home to ‘Makers, Artists, Farmers and Chefs,’ all ready to do business from within their own salvaged shipping container. Thinking I might have to go back to check out the Brooklyn Night Bazaar happening there this Sunday…

We decided to take a break from wedding planning to enjoy (what turned into) Sunday Funday! We very much enjoyed drinking our Smuttynose Pumpkin Ales while being regaled with the musical stylings of The Cangelosi Cards. They play at Harefield Road, our neighborhood favorite, every Sunday evening.
Harefield Road, Williamsburg

We decided to take a break from wedding planning to enjoy (what turned into) Sunday Funday! We very much enjoyed drinking our Smuttynose Pumpkin Ales while being regaled with the musical stylings of The Cangelosi Cards. They play at Harefield Road, our neighborhood favorite, every Sunday evening.

Harefield Road, Williamsburg

Our friends invited us out to Isa this evening, the newest restaurant from the people behind Freemans. Currently the tasting menu for dinner is the only option, but a very good one. We enjoyed the thoughtfully simple and rustic courses along with our own BYOB pairings.
Isa, Williamsburg

Our friends invited us out to Isa this evening, the newest restaurant from the people behind Freemans. Currently the tasting menu for dinner is the only option, but a very good one. We enjoyed the thoughtfully simple and rustic courses along with our own BYOB pairings.

Isa, Williamsburg

Looking towards where the twin towers once stood on the 10 year anniversary of 9/11. Keeping all of the victims and heros in my thoughts and prayers.

Looking towards where the twin towers once stood on the 10 year anniversary of 9/11. Keeping all of the victims and heros in my thoughts and prayers.

We stopped into the newly opened Meatball Shop for dinner this evening. Their menu allows you to customize everything from your meatballs, to your ice cream cookie sandwich, to your cocktail! Their puns on ‘balls’ are also very entertaining…
The Meatball Shop, Williamsburg

We stopped into the newly opened Meatball Shop for dinner this evening. Their menu allows you to customize everything from your meatballs, to your ice cream cookie sandwich, to your cocktail! Their puns on ‘balls’ are also very entertaining…

The Meatball Shop, Williamsburg

Well, after all of that drama it looks as though we will live to see another day…or at least this beautiful sunset.

Well, after all of that drama it looks as though we will live to see another day…or at least this beautiful sunset.

Not sure if we’ll be attending, or if that tape is going to do much should something come flying at that window…still, I guess it’s better than nothing.

Not sure if we’ll be attending, or if that tape is going to do much should something come flying at that window…still, I guess it’s better than nothing.

Irene seems to be the most talked about girl in Brooklyn at the moment, albeit not the most popular one. For now, all is calm on Williamsburg’s East River waterfront even with the mandatory evacuation of approximately 300,000 New Yorkers taking place - a first in this city’s history. Hoping she comes and goes much quieter than expected…

Irene seems to be the most talked about girl in Brooklyn at the moment, albeit not the most popular one. For now, all is calm on Williamsburg’s East River waterfront even with the mandatory evacuation of approximately 300,000 New Yorkers taking place - a first in this city’s history. Hoping she comes and goes much quieter than expected…

It had been awhile since my fiancé and I had tried out a new restaurant in the neighborhood, so we decided to bike around until we found something that looked fun. We ended up at this little French place on Grand. We especially enjoyed bonding with the owner over the goat cheese we were served for dessert.
Le Comptoir, Williamsburg

It had been awhile since my fiancé and I had tried out a new restaurant in the neighborhood, so we decided to bike around until we found something that looked fun. We ended up at this little French place on Grand. We especially enjoyed bonding with the owner over the goat cheese we were served for dessert.

Le Comptoir, Williamsburg