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.
Some of these restaurants serve fancy tasting menus, while others offer great comfort food. Take a peek at Eater's Brooklyn Heatmap:
For a guide to Manhattan's restaurants-of-the-moment, check out the Manhattan Heatmap.