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Food & Drink The meat schnitzel, with buckwheat, at Vanka Cafe. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)
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THE BITE: Russian eatery Vanka Cafe may have crafted the ultimate comfort food when it topped its meat schnitzel with a fried egg. Cut into the egg and let the warm, golden yolk soak into the fried spicy protein below. The restaurant, squeezed into a modest storefront at 3810 Nostrand Avenue, serves portions big enough to start…

Food & Drink Frog legs have been on the menu at Nathan's original Coney Island location since 1958.
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There are more than a few oddities waiting to be found in Coney Island. Many of them are stubborn holdouts from an earlier era, before national franchises like Applebee’s and the soon-to-open Checkers started encroaching on the area’s distinct carnival atmosphere. One of those peculiarities is surely the fried frog legs at the original Nathan’s…

Food & Drink The Seafood Fra Diavolo.
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A bright banner and colorful flags flutter from the roof of Perry’s Restaurant to herald the Sheepshead Bay diner’s 25th year of business — which could be a good draw for hungry locals, as the owner is celebrating the anniversary by offering special dinner deals through the summer. The summer specials include a one-and-a-half pound…

Arts & Music fort greene
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Looking for a way to get away without the hassle of taking a trip? Brooklyn Staycation is your guide to taking a breather without ever leaving the borough. Each week, we will zoom in on different Brooklyn neighborhood. Today, we will take you on a walk through Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Wallabout. Check out…

Food & Drink The Mediterranean Sea Bass at Istanbul Restaurant.
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THE BITE: A delicious meal must be eaten — every last bit. And the char-grilled Branzini at Istanbul Restaurant will have you picking through the bones to search for every little bite of buttery flesh. There a few things more eye-catching than seeing a whole-cooked fish carried through a restaurant. And that’s how Istanbul presents the Branzini,…

Events A police car outside the 61st Precinct.
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Next Tuesday, August 4, is National Night Out Against Crime, when more than 15,000 communities across the country join with their local precincts to take back the streets from unlawful activity. In New York City, station houses throughout the five boroughs will be hosting festivals, block parties, cookouts and other events meant to strengthen the…

Food & Drink gelato
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Which novelty gelato flavor would you like to see? Bacon-marshmallow-eggnog? How about pumpkin-cheesecake-funfetti? Coney’s Cones, an artisanal Italian gelato vendor, recently opened a location on the Riegelmann Boardwalk (1023 Boardwalk West) near Luna Park, and for a limited time only, the frozen treat vendor is letting fans dream up their own flavor combinations. As part…

Food & Drink Cats on the Bay oysters.
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There are few seafood treats better at beating the summer heat than raw oysters. The ice-cold, briny shellfish can be incredibly refreshing, spiked with lemon, vinegar, or horseradish for an extra kick. They’re the perfect savory summer snack. Now that July is in full bloom, I decided to find out where you can order fresh oysters along…

Food & Drink lamb shank at opera cafe & lounge
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THE BITE: There’s a piece of meat on Emmons Avenue so luxuriously rich, it will melt in your mouth and leave you wanting more. The lamb shank at Opera Cafe & Lounge, located at 2255 Emmons Avenue, is slowly cooked for four to five hours until the meat is so tender it peals right off the bone.…

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