By Chef Andrew Whitcomb

There is so much more culture to Brooklyn then the hip gentrified areas. It is super inspiring. At almost every corner you can find an interesting spot. Go explore your neighborhood and you'll be surprised by what you find. I use to live in Sheepshead Bay and everywhere you go you find tons of interesting old school markets, restaurants, and bars -- surrounded by Greek, Russian & Chinese communities.

Photographs courtesy of Colonie

Photographs courtesy of Colonie

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My Restaurant | Colonie

Tell us about the experience you're creating at Colonie: We are trying to create that neighborhood bistro vibe and still be a place where you feel like you can come in for a special occasion.

When you eat at my restaurant, I recommend you try: Slow Roasted Pork Chop with braised cabbage, house pancetta, and beer mustard because it totally warms the bones. It's an example of a dish that shows a lot of great refinement, but simplicity as well.

127 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201
T: 718.855.7500 | colonienyc.com


Andrew Whitcomb's Brooklyn Guide

Morning | Coffee & Breakfast

Photograph courtesy of Key and Cup

Photograph courtesy of Key and Cup

Key and Cup

"They make an incredible breakfast sandwich and the owner Matthew is super chill."

331 Henry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
T: 718.222.0708 | www.keyandcup.com


Shopping | Food & Markets

Photograph courtesy of Grow NYC

Photograph courtesy of Grow NYC

Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket + Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket

"They usually have many of the same farmers as the Union Square Greenmarket. What's better then killer produce without having to fight the crowds?"

Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket
Saturdays
The plaza at Court Street and Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Website

Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
Saturdays
Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215


Lunch

Photograph courtesy of Luzzo's Bk

Photograph courtesy of Luzzo's Bk

Luzzo's BK

"It is usually pretty calm here. If you catch it on a nice afternoon they have a cozy backyard to have a glass of wine and a pie. Also try the fried calamari, incredible.

145 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201
T: 718.855.6400 | 
Website


Afternoon Sweets

Photograph courtesy of L'Albero dei Gelati

Photograph courtesy of L'Albero dei Gelati

L'Albero dei Gelati

"They serve incredible organic farm-to-table gelato. The savory gelato is a must try."

 341 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
T: 718.788.2288 | www.alberodeigelati.com


Dinner

Photograph courtesy of Chuko Ramen

Photograph courtesy of Chuko Ramen

Chuko Ramen

"It is worth the wait. Probably one of the best I have had in the city. Don't miss out on the pork and shrimp buns."

552 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
T: 718.576.6701 | Website


Late Night

Photograph courtesy of Floyd NY

Photograph courtesy of Floyd NY

Floyd NY

"It is located in Brooklyn Heights. What's better then late night bocce and beer?"

Open until 4am
131 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201
T: 718.858.5810 | www.floydny.com


About Andrew Whitcomb

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Whitcomb is the executive chef of Colonie in Brooklyn, NY. The Maine native moved to New York after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America and began at Colonie as a line cook before moving up the ranks. His nightly seasonal menus are sourced from growers practicing smart and sustainable farming.


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