East Wick

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In a neighborhood where there aren’t a bunch of new and exciting restaurants, East Wick has set up shop in between East Williamsburg and Bushwick in Brooklyn. 

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The restaurant itself is simply designed, but filled with grand, custom-made wooden benches by a local artist. And since it’s located on the corner, during the day, the natural light cheerfully floods in from the wrap-around windows. 

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I visited for brunch, and at a more than affordable $14, you get your entree, coffee or tea, and a brunch cocktail. I ordered their Green Omelette (spinach, chives, feta cheese, with roasted potatoes, market greens). The food was delicious. The greens were perfectly dressed with a wonderfully sweet vinaigrette, and the potatoes had a nice crispness to the skin and tender on the inside. The omelette was generous in size and the ingredients were liberally filled inside the eggs, making this a healthy and substantial meal.

The Shorts:
Name: East Wick
Location: 112 Graham Ave, Brooklyn
The Long and Short: Would I go back? For sure, the vibe is relaxed and inviting, and the food was great. 
Would I recommend it? Yes, and I’m sure this is a new and true neighborhood gem now for those who live in the area. 

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Hungry Ghost

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Hungry Ghost coffee bar and cafe has three locations in Brooklyn, and I went to go visit their newest shop in Fort Greene. 

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The vibe here is very relaxed and invites you to sit and spend time inside, or, enjoy your beverage on the go. They serve Stumptown coffee here, one of my favorites, in addition to a variety of specialty teas, handmade Italian sodas and even Kombucha on tap. They also have a lunch menu and some pretty amazing looking baked goods (which I definitely need to try next time). 

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I got a cappuccino, one of my favorite coffee drinks, complete with it’s little Florette.

The Shorts:
Name: Hungry Ghost
Location: 781 Fulton Street, Brooklyn 
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Yes, love me some Stumptown coffee. 
Would I recommend it? Yes, and next time I’ll certainly need to grab a baked good…and I’ll probably recommend that too.