Here’s a secret about August in Brooklyn: It’s a great time to eat out. Produce is hitting its peak, with sweet corn, lush tomatoes and the beginning of serious squashes, and with so many people out of town, the pace, even at the most popular spots, is a little slower, a little more relaxed, mellow and delicious–like summer itself.
If you take our advice and dine out in the next few weeks, you should make your reservation through CityEats, a free online reservation service that also hooks you up with tips, recommendations and restaurant profiles written by local food writers. In one fell swoop you can figure out where to eat, make a reservation, and then read more about what to order.
We’ve partnered with CityEats to offer Brooklyn Based readers the chance to win a $200 gift card, good at any of their restaurants. Just dine at any CityEats spot–their Brooklyn restaurants include borough faves like Battersby, Luksus, Do or Dine and Potlikker–and enter the promo code BrooklynBased when you make the reservation*.
One of the things we love most about CityEats are the restaurant profiles. Each one is filled with tips about the menu, best dishes and drinks and quirky facts about the place. You can check out sample menus, even at a spot like Battersby where the dishes change daily, to get a feel for what’s on offer, and each profile lists special events, like Potlikker’s family-style Sunday Stew.
And, though they’re only available on limited days and hours and they get snapped up quickly, CityEats is the only place you can make a reservation for Mission Chinese Food. You know, if you really feel the need to cross the river to eat out.
*Reservation with promo code must be made by 9/21/13 and one (1) winner will be contacted directly by CityEats by 9/30/13.