Feeder’s Best of Gowanus & Park Slope
Wait, what’s Gowanus? Uhh, another awesome part of BK that is completely underrated and we can’t wait to tell you about it! It’s becoming a chic urban foodie neighborhood that is up and coming. Honestly, it’s pretty cool… I’d check it out.
Feeder’s Eat & Explore: A Day in Gowanus/Park Slope
We are going to take you to 4 hot spots around Goswanus (and one in nearby Park Slope) and a few bonus tips. So read below for the best spots to chill, eat, drink, and relax around Gowanus!
Feeder First Stop: Dinosaur BBQ604 Union St., BK
Famous and known world-wide, the one and only Dino BBQ resides in Brooklyn’s own Gowanus community. Dino BBQ, which was originally founded in Syracuse, actually does a pretty dang good job of BBQ’ing. Being a Missouri native, I’m used to the KC slow smoked, thick sauce, so I know my BBQ and this place does a great job. Dino is known for the wood pit barbecue grill and the multitude of sauces.
It’s got a relaxed atmosphere and everyone needs to come here at least once. Being a New Yorker, people always ask if you’ve been to Dino BBQ yet. It’s one of those must try at least once places, but you’ll love it!
Here’s Feeder’s top picks on the menu:
- Brisket with pickled onion & jalapeno relish BBQ slider – $3.95
- Fried Green Tomatoes
- Original Rack of Barbeque Pork Ribs
The brisket with pickled onion and jalapeno relish BBQ slider is hands down the best thing I had on the menu. Seriously skip the pulled pork and go for the brisket and ribs!
Feeder Second Stop: Whole Foods – The Roof Beer GardenThird Ave & Third St., Gowanus, BK
Now that your uber full, what’s better than finding a rooftop and having a flight of beers with a great view of Manhattan? Oh, and did we mention that it’s not crowded? Answer: Nothing.
Whole Foods opened a Gowanus location not too long ago and those Whole Foods people really know what they are doing because it’s equipped with a rooftop serving up small plates, burgers, dogs, sandwiches, amazing cheese plates, TRUFFLE FRIES… oh wait, we forgot you just had Dino BBQ… let’s move on to the stuff you want here – BEER FLIGHTS and WINE!
They have a great selection of beers – especially locals – and a small selection of wine available too. Get yourself a drink and enjoy the lovely rooftop with straight on views of the Freedom Tower. This is definitely a gem!
Now before I send you off to the next place, you need to go on a little walk. Gowanus is home to the “God’s Only Demons Motorcycle” club… yes, you read that right. They have a huge sign over the door that says “God’s Only Demons”. For a good laugh, go to Butler St. and Fourth Ave. and see if you can find the sign!
Feeder Third Stop: Chip Shop – Fried Everything!383 Fifth st. , Park Slope, Brooklyn
By now everyone has heard of the Fried twinkie and the fried oreo and of the Fish & chips Shop in Brooklyn that actually FRIES ANYTHING. Well ladies & gents, this is it – The famous Chips Shop. The ChipShop is an England based restaurant, serving up the traditional English dishes (fish & chips) but offers a more unique menu than just Fish & Chips….
I would skip straight to the dessert menu here. Don’t be alarmed when you don’t see the word dessert… it’s called “Puddings”. Let’s just say you can get Fried Twinkies, Fried Reese’s, Fried Oreas, Fried Snickers, Fried Twix… do I really need to go on?
My personal favorite: Fried Twinkies & Fried Twix
Bonus: Did you know Etsy’s headquarters is in Gowanus? Gowanus!
Feeder Fourth Stop: NEW FEEDERIE ALERT – Ample Hills Creamery305 Nevins St., Gowanus, BK
Ample Hills Creamery is a two story rooftop deck that just opened today in Gowanus. It has a sister location in Prospect Heights. We will have more details on this new rooftop soon! (It just opened today!)