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Brooklyn’s Dine-In Week happening March 11-21st

Brooklyn’s Dine-In Week happening March 11-21st

Mar 4, 2013

This year is the 10th anniversary for ‘Dine in Brooklyn,’ an annual event that brings the borough’s best restaurants out, hoping to lure new customers to their dining rooms. The event offers three-course lunches for around $20, and dinners for $28. The meals are packed up and ready for you to take with you to work, or you can take them home to the family.


One of the greatest parts of this event is the opportunity for restaurants to feature meals that are new, or not as popular. Junior’s, one of the 200 restaurants that is participating, is known for their mouth-watering cheesecake. They’ll be featuring a few of their fish entrees for customers to enjoy.


The event draws restaurants from Bay Ridge to Windsor Terrace, but here are some highlights so if you’re strapped for time, or can’t make it to ‘Dine in Brooklyn,’ you’ll know exactly where the best eats are.


The Farm on Adderley: Only offering lunch for the week, their French Dip sandwich boasts mouthwatering house-made roast beef, and their burgers are atop freshly made English muffins. Both are lunch options you won’t regret.


Kiwiana: Top Chef competitor Mark Simmons opened this joint that offers up a bevy of New Zealand inspired flavors. You won’t want to miss the Manuka and Marmite-braised ribs, or the Horopito and Buttermilk Fried Chicken. And you can wash those dishes down with the classic New Zealand Pavlova with kiwi berries and whipped cream for dessert.


Strong Place: This restaurant is in the heart of one of Brooklyn’s premiere foodie neighborhoods, but somehow manages to consistently fly under the radar. Expert at anything that involves fish, the dish you’ll want to try is the trio of Mini Lobster Tacos. In any other dish, succulent lobster stuffed in crispy shells would seem sacrilegious, but somehow Strong Place manages to make it one of the best lobster dishes ever.