5 Bites of Brooklyn

The best eats in New York’s hottest borough

Dinner: Prime Meats is part of one of Brooklyn’s few mini restaurant empires. Owned by the same people who run Frankie's Spuntino and Café Pedlar, Prime Meats is the showplace. The

scene is quintessential Brooklyn, with antique mirrors and an oft-mustachioed clientele. And the food (pictured) is farmers' market-fresh and painstakingly prepared. (Photo courtesy of Flickr/cherrypatter)

Manhattan is not known for its authentic Mexican food, let’s be honest. Brooklyn on the other hand, has it under control with hole-in-the-wall spots like La Superior in Williamsburg, though it can be hard to find at off times when no one is outside waiting for a table. Everything tastes fresh and full of bright flavors, especially their corn, cooked with cheese, lime, and Mexican mayo, which will have you coming back for more.

Drinks:Ranked among the best beer bars in the world, Williamsburg’sSpuyten Duyvil feels like your coolest friend’s living room and backyard, if they had a really impressive beer collection and a solid wine list. It’s rustic and laidback, with worn wooden tables and mismatched iron chairs in the back — the kind of place you want to hang out in for a while.

Full of nostalgic, camping-kitsch, like a bright red canoe and a deer head on the wall, Camp is one of Carroll Gardens’ coolest bars. A roaring fireplace, exposed brick walls, classic board games on offer, and the chance to make your own s’mores will make you feel like you’re definitely not in Brooklyn anymore.