1. I find it rather cool that such a large amount of people with good taste, great style, and strong opinons live within one borough. I mean the other 4 boroughs are cool, but we all know, it's nothing like BK.
2. Coffee shops galore, all within two or three blocks of each other, a coffee lovers wet dream (too much?)
3. When your favorite restaurant is booked, you wander down the street and find another.
Which is why I choose to write this post, see finding something good to eat in NJ is a hassle. We're surrounded by a string of chain restaurants, which is cool every now and again. However I feel Saturday brunch or dinner, should be reserved for something invorigating, a break from the norm is the goal.
After utter disgust at the fact, that I couldn't eat at my "new" favorite restaurant in Ditmas Park. I began to my stroll back down Cortelyou Road, and noticed a restaurant dedicated to hummus. Even though I felt it was strange, I was still curious to see, how a restaurant dedicated to hummus kept the lights on?
Shortly after placing my order, and receiving my dish below - The Filo. I began to understand that you could indeed keep the lights on, serving hummus. The combination of ground beef and spices/ beet salad and green tahini, could very well keep people coming back.
The setting was intimate, with no more than 5-6 tables, this is a place you take that someone you're trying to impress, but in a more genuine way. No bottle service, no $100 entrees, just good food and good vibes.
1209 Cortelyou Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11218