Bushwick Restaurant Scene. Our Top 5.

Bushwick Restaurant Scene. Our Top 5.

We sometimes end our Insider Art Tour of Bushwick at famed, and still a local favorite, Roberta's Pizza. But there are lots of other excellent dining options in the area…

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Experience Industry City, Brooklyn's New Design District!

Experience Industry City, Brooklyn's New Design District!

You might have heard about Industry City, Brooklyn's 3.5 acre, 6 million square foot mixed used complex with amazing restaurants, shops, artist studios, co-working spaces and more. We were lucky to have been give a tour of the entire campus and we can't wait to share what we learned.

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NYC's Best Markets: Food Markets, Flea Markets & More!

NYC's Best Markets: Food Markets, Flea Markets & More!

Weekends are great for wandering and sometimes nothing is more fun than spending a few hours sampling inventive foods or shopping all kinds of locally made goods in one location. That's why we wanted to share the best of NYC's markets:

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Like A Local Tours: Our Top Ten Favorite NYC Restaurants Right Now

Like A Local Tours: Our Top Ten Favorite NYC Restaurants Right Now

From spicy Sichuan to upscale French, here are our favorite restaurants in NYC and Brooklyn.

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Why we love our Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn Food Tour

Why we love our Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn Food Tour

Join us on this 3 hour, food and fun filled experience in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It's a great way to meet locals, see street art, learn the history and have a meal! For only $50, this tour is a steal! Read on to learn more...

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Interview with a Local: TJ Provenzano, Managing Partner, Mayanoki Sustainable Sushi & General Manager, Rooftop Reds

Interview with a Local: TJ Provenzano, Managing Partner, Mayanoki Sustainable Sushi & General Manager, Rooftop Reds

I am so excited for this interview / catch up with longtime friend of Like A Local, TJ Provenzano. We first got to know TJ at Brooklyn Oenology in Williamsburg and he's now at recently launched, sustainable sushi restaurant, Mayanoki (my-ya-no-key), which focuses on serving locally and sustainably sourced seafood. He's also General Manager at Rooftop Reds. 

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VIP Brooklyn BBQ Tasting Tour

VIP Brooklyn BBQ Tasting Tour

I am so pleased to announce a new experience! Love BBQ? Go behind the scenes and meet some of the pit masters with a licensed tour guide who used to run a BBQ Joint in Brooklyn! From Williamsburg to Red Hook and in between, we've got you covered. We know what to order where.

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Our Highlights from Brooklyn Eats 2017

Our Highlights from Brooklyn Eats 2017

There are many great food and beverage companies being formed in Brooklyn! This year, we were lucky to be invited to check out Brooklyn Eats, Brooklyn’s first food & beverage trade show, supporting our manufacturing businesses and creating a borough- wide community of food producers.

The event took place at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott Hotel and featured over 100 exhibitors. All vendors were Brooklyn-based food manufacturers and businesses that are involved in packaging and distributing at least one made-in-Brooklyn product...

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New Indoor Brooklyn Food Market!

New Indoor Brooklyn Food Market!

For anyone who wanted to try Katz's Deli food and potentially skip the nonstop insanity that is their Houston Street location, we've got your answer! DeKalb Market Hall! 

Dekalb Market Hall showcases 40 vendors, that, according to their website, "reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the borough." They also reflect the latest in food trends as represented by vendors that also participate at Smorgasburg, Bergen, Le District and other great food markets that can be found in NYC and Brooklyn...

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Interview with a Local: Meghan Love of Mable's Smokehouse

Interview with a Local: Meghan Love of Mable's Smokehouse

Mable’s Smokehouse has been a neighborhood gem in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, since it opened in 2012. A BBQ joint is a bit unorthodox for the neighborhood and perhaps that precisely why it’s so beloved. Praised by the New York Times, Food & Wine Magazine, Eater, Travel Channel, New York Magazine, The Village Voice and many many more. We were fortunate to chat with Meghan Love, of the husband and wife team behind it all. 

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Experience Brooklyn Like A Local

Experience Brooklyn Like A Local

Last month we partnered with Localgrapher and shared our insight on how to "Experience Brooklyn Like A Local".  Read on to discover our top 5 ways to explore Brooklyn!

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What's hot in NYC & Brooklyn?! And the best places to cool off ... with a cocktail al fresco!

What's hot in NYC & Brooklyn?! And the best places to cool off ... with a cocktail al fresco!

New York City in the summer is a magical place. Markets, festivals, outdoor dining, parks, the waterfront, the energy! We could go on. Here are our picks for what’s hot:

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Summertime at Brooklyn Bridge Park & DUMBO

Summertime at Brooklyn Bridge Park & DUMBO

According to the NY Harbor Parks website, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade will take your breath away. Made famous by cameo appearances in movies like Annie Hall and Moonstruck, it is one of the most romantic spots in New York City, and has been the destination for thousands of first dates, wedding proposals and anniversary celebrations. One-third of a mile long, it offers a vista of the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline and the majestic Brooklyn Bridge. Lined with flower beds, trees, benches and playgrounds, the promenade is a favorite destination for tourists, joggers, strollers, families and lovers.

It's a great place to visit whether you're local or visiting from out of town. If you're staying in Manhattan, we recommend a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and then a few hours to enjoy the promenade. Plan your visit to finish up around sunset for incredible views (and photos!). The walk across the bridge takes about an hour, so plan accordingly....

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NYC: 5 things not to miss in April!

NYC: 5 things not to miss in April!

Spring has sprung in New York City and we couldn't be happier! Here is our list of top 5 events not to miss in April!

1. A Celebration of NYC's Best Margaritas (April 29) A Grand Ole Fiesta sampling the city's best margaritas as your favorite restaurants duke it out for the title at the Margarita Rumble! Fiesta like there's no mañana when the Margarita Rumble kicks off at Dobbin St.  Over 15 specially curated, best of the best, bars & restaurants send their mixologists in to compete for the title of Best Margarita in NYC. Sample the best margaritas (and then vote for your favorite!) while live music keeps you la bamba'ing.

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Finally! Smorgasburg is back. Here's what to eat at this Brooklyn Foodie Mecca!

Finally! Smorgasburg is back. Here's what to eat at this Brooklyn Foodie Mecca!

We always know summer is around the corner when our beloved Smorgasburg is back in business. Located on the Williamsburg Brooklyn waterfront (the views of NYC are fabulous as is the food), this is one of our favorite Saturday activities. After our Flatiron Food Tour and Williamsburg Brooklyn Food Tour of course. 

"Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America, attracting 20,000-30,000 people to Brooklyn each weekend to eat from 100 local vendors

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Calling all wine, cheese and history buffs!

Calling all wine, cheese and history buffs!

Crown Finish Caves is a cheese aging facility located in an 1850's lagering tunnel thirty feet below the street in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. According to their website, "We are located in the historic former Nassau Brewery building in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Our caves are the old lagering tunnels of the brewery, and at approximately 50 degrees fahrenheit year round, they are the perfect temperature for aging cheese. 

This weekend they are hosting a special event...

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Interview with a Local: Hartje Andresen of Pudge Knuckles

Interview with a Local: Hartje Andresen of Pudge Knuckles

This month, we spoke to Hartje Andresen of Pudge Knuckles, a coffee shop favorited by locals, as well as a wine bar and roastery. It's also a featured stop on our Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn Food Tour and Sunday Funday Boozy Brooklyn Tour. As their website states, "Packed with the full flavor and energy of New York City, PUDGE KNUCKLES is not just another coffee shop. PUDGE KNUCKLES was started by Ivan Greene & Hartje Andresen. Ivan is a former top ranked professional rock climber and Hartje is a highly sought after professional model."

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NYC Restaurant Week

NYC Restaurant Week

NYC Restaurant Week runs from January 23 - February 10. There are over 400 restaurants participating for lunch and dinner. Here are our top 5 picks for dinner! PS - Make your reservations asap and check back for last minute openings often...

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Foodie Instagrammers Experience Like A Local

Foodie Instagrammers Experience Like A Local

Like A Local Tours partnered with Mary in Manhattan to bring a handful of New York City bloggers and influencers an exclusive Brooklyn Bites Instameet. Like A Local pulled out all the stops and took the group to the best spots in Williamsburg Brooklyn.

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From WhatShouldWeDo.com: Eat your way through Williamsburg on this delicious food tour.

From WhatShouldWeDo.com: Eat your way through Williamsburg on this delicious food tour.

The culinary scene in Williamsburg is so hot right now that it would take weeks—and weeks’ worth of pay—to get the full flavor of the neighborhood. But in just three hours on this walking tour, you can dine on dishes from seven of the ‘Burg’s most popular eateries...

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