After his ill-fated and controversial jaunt over to Queens for his review of M. Wells, GQ's Alan Richman discovers there's good food to be had in Brooklyn. The food is so good, in fact, that Richman and his team at the magazine have deemed Brooklyn "The Coolest City on the Planet." Nevermind the borough has been accepted as a mainstream dining destination for a few years now and Brooklyn hasn't been a city since 1898: it's still a good read. In it Richman deems Cesar Ramirez's Brooklyn Fare "the best restaurant in New York," and he and writers Devin Friedman, Oliver Strand, and Brendan Vaughan write about things like breakfast, coffee, and "fine-ass dining."
One thing to note. Last month, in the M. Wells piece, Richman lamented the sad state of casual hipster dining, writing, "Here in New York, with our restaurants tumbling into informality, a guest can easily become a casualty of incompetence." But in the feature, the most informal and hipsterish restaurants, possibly in all of New York, get the nod, including Roberta's, Fatty 'Cue, La Superior, and Five Leaves. Guess there's no getting around it at this point.
· Brooklyn is the Coolest City on the Planet: An Eater's Guide [GQ via Eater National]
· All Coverage of Alan Richman [~ENY~]