“Brooklyn's good. Brooklyn's funky. Brooklyn's happening.” -Waris Dirie
Being born and raised in Chicago; I am a city girl at heart! So, once or twice a year I make the 3 ½ hour drive (3 hours if I speed) from Washington D.C to New York City. Rolling through the Lincoln tunnel to enter Manhattan gets my adrenaline pumping and I can feel the “energy” of the city coursing through my veins! I stay in Manhattan; I party in Manhattan and eat in Manhattan. It’s awesome!
However, my most recent voyage to NYC was little different… Instead I took the Goethals Bridge from Staten Island into Brooklyn. I have to say, my BROOKLYN experience was amazing! I stayed at the Sheraton Brooklyn which was reasonably priced, cozy and comfortable! The location was perfect because it was metro accessible, easy access to the Brooklyn Bridge which can take you to Manhattan and just a few blocks from the Barclays Center.
Brooklyn has so many cozy restaurants with interesting menus. The DOVER restaurant in Brooklyn is amazing. From the first course to the very last course, the food was delicious. Every dish was full of indescribable and mouthwatering flavors! Make a reservation, its sooo worth it!
DOVER, 412 Court St, Brooklyn NY 11231, 347-987-3545, Reservations@doverbrooklyn.com
If you are like me and LIVE for brunch, I would suggest Elberta’s Restaurant. The food makes me think of good” home cooking”, the cocktails are mixed to perfection and the atmosphere is so chill.
Elberta’s Resturant, 335 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn NY 11217, 718-638-1936, elbertaresturant.com
After dinner, it was time to turn up! So what do you do every first Saturday in BK? Jump on the train and hit up the Brooklyn Museum! There is live music, drinks, art, very cool people and most importantly, NO COVER! Definitely an experience not to be missed.
I could go on and on about my Brooklyn adventures, but I won’t. I’ll just say, BK was good to me and I felt a connection to the borough. “I think of myself as a girl from Brooklyn.” - Barbra Streisand So the next time you visit NYC, don’t forget about Brooklyn.
New York is cool, but not as “cold” as CHICAGO!
Enjoy the Journey,