By Chef Patrick Connolly


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About Chef Patrick Connolly

James Beard Award-winning chef Patrick Connolly opened Rider in Williamsburg, NY in March 2016. Prior to opening Rider, Connolly worked an executive chef at Radiu in Boston, MA, at Bobo in New York City, and was part of the opening team at Basso in St. Louis, MO.


 Photograph courtesy of Rider

Photograph courtesy of Rider

Rider

The Name

"We share the building with National Sawdust -- a non-profit creative music institution and venue. We also provide all the concessions in the space. The name Rider is a nod to this relationship hinting at artists' hospitality 'rider' submitted to a venue for dressing room libations."

 Whole Grilled Fish at Rider

Whole Grilled Fish at Rider

 The Cure at Rider

The Cure at Rider

items not to miss on our menu

"You're going to get a very chill vibe coupled with thoughtful and exciting food, cocktails, wine at Rider.

At brunch, don't miss drinking a Burt Reynolds' Sex Tape cocktail (with Mezcal, Aperol, Chartreuse, and Prosecco) and eating The Cure (crisp rice and lentils with duck confit, cilantro, hoisin, sriracha, and a poached egg). At lunch, have a Rival Bros cold brew, a Braven Pilsner, and some Hot Fried Chicken. For dinner I'd go with a glass of Cotes du Jura wine and whatever the Whole Grilled Fish of the Night might be."

80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249
T: 718.210.3152
www.riderbklyn.com


CHEF PATRICK'S
GUIDE TO WILLIAMSBURG AREA

Williamsburg feels like TriBeCa most of the time and even the Upper East Side sometimes. The vibe is definitely still unique, though.
— Chef Patrick Connolly

Coffee & Breakfast

 Photograph courtesy of Sunday in Brooklyn

Photograph courtesy of Sunday in Brooklyn

Sunday in Brooklyn

"They serve great coffee and they can scramble an egg like a champ."

348 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249
T: 347.222.6722
www.sundayinbrooklyn.com

 Photograph courtesy of Bakeri

Photograph courtesy of Bakeri

Bakeri

"This spot convinces me I could live off focaccia. I also like to come here for coffee."

150 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
T: 718.388.8037
www.bakeribrooklyn.com

 Pastrami egg and cheese| Photograph courtesy of Frankel's

Pastrami egg and cheese| Photograph courtesy of Frankel's

Frankel’s

"If I'm going full on 'fat kid', it's Frankel's for a pastrami egg and cheese. This is a deli version of burnt ends with American cheese and a multi-folded thin egg on a challah roll."

631 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
T: 718.389.2302
www.frankelsdelicatessen.com

Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop

"For dessert, I'll come here and have a frosted cake doughnut."

727 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
T: 718.389.3676
www.peterpandonuts.com

Shops & Markets

 Photograph courtesy of McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance

Photograph courtesy of McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance

McGolrick Park Farmers Market

"This is a must hit on Sunday."

Sundays, 10am - 4pm
Center of McGolrick Park, near Shelter Pavilion

Pop’s Popular Clothing

"Along the Bushwick Inlet park is my go-to footwear and clothing shop that allows me to dress like the construction worker I wish I was."

7 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
T: 718.349.7677

 Photograph courtesy of Brooklyn Grange

Photograph courtesy of Brooklyn Grange

Brooklyn Grange

"Their produce should not be missed."

3 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205
T: 347.670.3660
www.brooklyngrangefarm.com

Lunch

 Photograph courtesy of Reynard

Photograph courtesy of Reynard

Reynard

"I'd let a blind dog pick a glass of wine and a dish for me. I'm not sure there's any way to go wrong here."

80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249
T: 718.460.8004
www.reynardnyc.com

Where Tourists DON'T Know About 

 Photographs courtesy of Federoff's Roast Pork

Photographs courtesy of Federoff's Roast Pork

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Federoff's Roast Pork 

"They started at Smorgasburg and opened a brick and mortar on North 10th Street this year. They understand what I've always thought, which is that the Roast Pork should be the iconic sandwich of Philadelphia, not the Cheesesteak. Their roast pork (and their cheesesteak, for that matter) are better than any found in the greater Philadelphia area. The Italian hoagie is very strong and the Sunday Gravy Sandwich is always sold out when I come here, so I'm sure it's probably terrible."

178 N 10th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
T: 347.384.2222
davefedoroff.wixsite.com/roastporknyc

Kid-Friendly Restaurant

 Photograph courtesy of Café de la Esquina

Photograph courtesy of Café de la Esquina

Café de la Esquina

 

Elote 🌽 w/ @suzycon + #sadiemadel

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"I love the food and the Michelada, but as far as kids go it's basically a farm pen in the back. It's pretty much fenced in, so little ones can run around, dance, and even say a rosary beneath the blessed virgin statue and repent for being little jerks to their parents."

25 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249
T: 718.393.5500
www.esquinanyc.com

Cocktails

 Photograph courtesy of Fresh Kills Bar

Photograph courtesy of Fresh Kills Bar

Fresh Kills Bar

"Fresh Kills kills. Comfy, not over the top, and great drinks without all that stuff."

161 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249
T: 718.599.7888
www.freshkillsbar.com

Dinner

 

100 ounce bone-in ax handle ribeye. This could be yours. Available tonight. #100ounces #ribeye

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St. Anselm

"Whenever I'm ready for dinner at 6 or 6:30 on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday (and preferably when we have a sitter), we come here. It's just so good. Nothing crazy, just thoughtful, simple, well-executed food with a strong wine list. Order grilled sardines with pickles, Piedmontese ax handle ribeye, fried baby artichokes with aioli, and all the sides."

355 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
T: 718.384.5054
www.stanselm.net


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