The Year of the Snake begins on Sunday, which may not be the optimal time to get dim sum, but since the big Chinese New Year parade in Flushing, Queens is slated for next weekend, it could be just right. My family is fond of Dong Yi Feng or “Good Kitchen Seafood Restaurant.” We’ve yet to wait once for a table (though we arrive between 10:30 and 11) and all they’ve got all the staples like Har Gow and Siu Mai plus some delicious pan-fried spinach and shrimp number I don’t know the name of. Oh, and it’s cheap–about $10 a head. If you want something more adventurous, you can be the first in to Biang!, which opens at 11. It’s much sleeker (and cleaner), and it’s one of the few places where you’ll get to try the addictive flavors of Western China–think cumin, Szechuan pepper, lamb. It’s so good it made our list of Best and Worst Brooklyn Eats.–N.D.
Sometimes you’re in the mood for a drink, but not in the mood for a bar. Bar Velo is a vegetarian restaurant where you can cozy up to an excellent cocktail.
Someone once told me that if I were to look skyward more often, into the haze above Manhattan, I would come to see more, feel more grounded.
It’s awfully warm for the last week of February, so get outside and soak up some Vitamin D and then make your Oscars watching plans for Sunday.
Meet the 5th Brooklyn Scouts, a group of children and parents who love the outdoors and whose motto is “traditional scouting for everyone.”
A clear picture of the Trump administration’s stance toward immigration of all kinds is beginning to emerge and it’s not pretty.