Does Brooklyn have its own unique culinary identity apart from Manhattan? Are all the young, ambitious chefs and restaurateurs opening in Brooklyn these days? And are any Brooklyn restaurants worth the train/cab/boat/helicopter ride from the Upper East Side? These are all questions that can be debated, endlessly. But one thing's for certain: There are a lot of terrific new restaurants in Brooklyn right now. Here they are, in map form.
Take a peek at Eater's Brooklyn Heatmap:
The restaurants on the Eater Heatmaps are listed by opening date, not heat rank, although all of them are extremely hot right now.
For a guide to Manhattan's restaurants-of-the-moment, check out the Manhattan Heatmap, and stay tuned for the Queens map this weekend.
04/05/13: Added: Xixa, Mama Joy's, OTB
05/03/13: Added: Alameda, Franny's, Fritzl's Lunch Box
06/07/13: River Styx, The Grand, The Bounty, Old School Brooklyn