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After hearing a lot of good things about Marlow & Sons, which is located south of Williamsburg, Cindy and I decided to check it out. It’s a bit pricey but the food that they serve is locally grown and very fresh. The restaurant is also a bar and they have quite a selection of different kinds of wine and beer.

We decided to share everything we ordered. First we started the night off with some white wine (since we ordered chicken and fish). Our first glass of wine was the Francois Cazin 08 and the second glass we ordered mid meal was the Domains de la Pepiere 09. I am no wine expert but the second glass was more suitable to my taste which had a drier finish.

For appetizers we ordered 2 different kinds of oysters which were the Blue Point Maine Oysters and the Oysters from Virginia. The Maine oysters were much more sweeter and better tasting than the Virginia ones. We also ordered the meat plate which came with slices of: Gentile, Soppressata, Coppa, Toscano, and Prosciutto. Although in the picture it looks pretty similar to one another, each of the meats tasted very different and was easily discernible with the first bite. I enjoyed this dish very much which also came with a sliced golden raisin baguette. Highly recommended with a glass of your favorite wine!

Our entrees consisted of the brick chicken and the swordfish. The brick chicken had a crunchy and flavorful exterior and the chicken was cooked very well. The chicken came with a side of brussel sprouts and crunchy potatoes which Cindy enjoyed very much. The swordfish was incredibly flaky and had a wonderful crust with a dijon mustard based sauce. The acidity of the tomato salad which came as a side balanced out the fish wonderfully.

Expect to spend some money to fully enjoy the experience, and don’t worry, it will be worth it.

81 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 384-1441

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Went to this awesome Japanese restaurant which had a BYOB policy. Before we headed there, we went to a convenience store and stocked up on some beers (Magic Hat summer ale and Hoegaarden) and went to go eat!

We ordered the Tempura Platter which had eggplants, broccoli, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. It had a special soy sauce based dipping sauce which was kind of flavorless and a little bit too watery for my taste. I made my own soy sauce wasabi concoction to better compliment the dish.

The rolls we ordered, which were the california rolls and the cucumber eel rolls were nothing to complain about. Came on a very nice dish and tasted very fresh.

The highlight of the meal was definitely the outdoor setting in which we ate. It resembled a cozy backyard which felt very homey and intimate. The BYOB policy was definitely a huge plus to the overall factor of the experience. Hoppy beers go really well with sushi. Try it next time!

P.S. The color of the Magic Hat Summer Ale is gorgeous.

205 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-302-2035

After the Williamsburg pool party concert, we wanted to eat somewhere quick and new. We stumbled upon a vegetarian cafe of all places to chow down on some organic wholesome goodness. I was not really nervous about eating at such an establishment because I worked at a vegetarian restaurant before, so I knew what to expect.

Cindy ordered the Bliss Bowl which consisted of cauliflower, yam, tofu, kale, brocolli, beans, red onions seasoned with a side of organic brown rice and lemon tahini miso dressing. I had the Black Bean Burrito which had soy cheese, sweet potato, soy based sour cream, and tomatoes with a side of organic brown rice and a salad.

It was quite delicious. Although the pictures of the food make it kind of look like rabbit food, you would have to taste it to believe it. If you are not a fan of vegetarian food, please try so anyways. You won’t be disappointed!

191 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-599-2547

We’ve been meaning to try out Thai food at Sea Thai Restaurant, located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We decided to head there for dinner yesterday and we arrived at around 9pm. We didn’t make reservations so we ended up waiting for an hour; which was fine because we weren’t starving.

After an hour we finally made it inside. It was extremely crowded because there was also a bar located next to the entrance. The ambiance was nice and it looked very modern inside. John and I came in at a time when the DJs started blasting the music extremely loud. It is probably different during the daytime since we went on a Saturday night. It was so loud that it was extremely hard to converse at the table. Some people would probably find it obnoxious so beware.

John started off with a huge glass of Brooklyn lager. The menu had a lot of choices and the prices were also reasonable for the amount of food we received (around $10). John decided to get the Patpong green curry with beef and I decided to get the lemongrass chicken with mixed vegetables and chili sauce. Both dishes came with some white rice on the side. Both of our dishes came out pretty quickly and the service was good.

Overall, the food tasted delicious but it was nothing to brag about. John’s curry dish came out pretty tasty and flavorful. My lemongrass chicken with mixed vegetables tasted healthy. The chicken was juicy and tender and the meat came right off the  bone. The chili sauce was placed separately in a small bowl and if you pour it over everything, it gives it a kick. We would definitely come here again if we are craving for inexpensive Thai food.

114 N 6th St
(between Wythe Ave & Berry St)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 384-8850

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On a Friday night at Glasslands gallery with my most favorite person. My first drink of the day would be a Pabst Blue Ribbon. So nice and smooth. Definitely try it out if haven’t already.