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This Is How New Yorkers Like To Eat Out!

Dining Olive Tree Cafe Carpaccio

Do you know how New Yorkers like to eat out? We will show you how Olive Tree Cafe & La Lanterna di Vittorio together, make the perfect night out! This incredible duo will make you travel to Middle Eastern to Italy in a blink of an eye.

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That NY is a really diverse city, we all know. But do you know how some native New Yorkers like to eat? I mean, how would be a perfect dinner for them? I’m sure the opinions are divided. But, according to a group of friends I’ve got, all of them “native New Yorkers”, have an interesting and uncommon way of having a night out.

Ok, so the cool thing here is: having dinner at one restaurant and dessert at another. This is a tradition many New Yorkers keep since their college years. It seems curious, doesn’t it? And let me tell you, after being introduced to this New Yorker style meal, I can say it’s definitely fun and quite adventurous.

I’ll describe below my first experience trying out the combo:

It was a winter evening when my group of friends decided we’d have dinner at Olive Tree Cafe and dessert at La Lanterna Di Vittorio, both on MacDougal Street, located in the West Village. I didn’t know any of these restaurants at that time, so I was super excited about what that night would look like.

First stop: Olive Tree Cafe – Mediterranean, Middle Eastern food

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When we got into the restaurant I was immediately impressed by the tables.

They were like chalkboards. Yeah, we could draw, write or doodle on the table, while we were eating. I loved it!

As soon as we were seated I grabbed a chalk and started writing some silly, fun things to get entertained.

The place was cute, decorated with some lamps across the saloon, brick walls and some frames.

The menu offered Middle Eastern salads and main dishes, in addition to hamburgers and sides. As I’m really into Middle Eastern food I tried to order the best I could.

To start, we split a falafel dish. I’m a huge fan of falafel and thought it was great!

Dining Olive Tree Cafe Carpaccio

For the main course I had chicken kebob that was served with rice or mashed potato – I picked rice – and a salad made with cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and a few spices. It was really rich!

My friends ordered different dishes, all of them pretty tasty. But, one of them got my attention. It was a combination of falafels, baba ganoush, kefta kebob and a salad.

So, I couldn’t hold myself back from asking my friend to try a little bit of his dish, and what can I say, fantastic!

After eating and playing a lot with the chalk, we were ready to head for dessert.

Note: Olive Tree Cafe is part of the Comedy Cellar, a notorious comedy club located right below it.

Friday – Saturday: 11am – 4am
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 2:30am

Location: 117 MacDougal Street


Second stop:La Lanterna di Vittorio – Italian food

Dining La Lanterna di Vittorio Garden

First of all, the ambience of the place was extremely cozy. The dimmed lights made me feel as my simple dessert hunt with friends, was a real special occasion.

I highly recommend for a date, although it was not my case. I was just having fun with my friends.

It was winter so the fireplace was lit. My friend asked for a table in the back, which made me question: in the back??

Oh! What I didn’t know was they have a charming winter garden tucked away in their back area!

The space is decorated with some colorful and fun details like the lamps in a Greekish-Italian style.

Surely, a lovely place to spend the rest of a great night with friends.

Dining La Lanterna di Vittorio Inside

Time to order, and they had a great variety of desserts or dolci, like you’ll see written on their menu.

From American to Italian and other European cakes and sweets, I felt like Alice in “Dessertland”.

They also displayed the desserts close to the entrance so I decided to get up and chose mine, with my eyes. I chose a delicious chocolate mud cake and it was actually my first time having one. So delicious!

My friends had canolis, fruit pie and the gelati.

The result: Every single one of us left extremely happy and satisfied! It was truly the perfect duo, specially considering they are located on the same street, just steps from each other.

Note: La Lanterna has a room downstair with live music, so do ask about it!

Friday & Saturday: 10am – 3am
Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 2am

Location: 129 MacDougal Street


That night was just the first experience I had in this “New Yorker” style.

I loved it so much that I’ve repeated it countless times, but in different restaurants. It’s a great way to also optimize your stay in New York and explore more places at once.

I do want to emphasize that both Olive Tree Cafe and La Lanterna di Vittorio serve really tasty food. I do eat full meals at both places too. Plus, I’ve always had a great time.

But, if you enjoyed this duo-restaurant adventurous night out, get ready! Have fun, meet different people after all, that’s what NYC is all about!

In addition, if you visit these restaurants, do tag us on your Instagram and let us know what you thought about your dish!

Lastly, to explore other restaurants in the West Village, you might want to check out: Shuraku, for a high-end Japanense option; and Hudson Clearwater, for a mysterious and secluded dining experience.

Text by our ContributorRafaela Azevedo
Photo Credits: Courtesy of Jimmy Kuang for Olive Tree Café and courtesy of venues

Uncovering Narrowsburg And Surroundings In Upstate NY


The State of New York is extremely gorgeous and green! But, most visitors don’t know how many amazing people and places they can find in Upstate NY. Narrowsburg is one of these spots!

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Our Founder, Fê Paronetto, fell in love with Maison Bergogne, an antique, decor and design services shop. The store is located in the town of Narrowsburg, so she decided to interview Juliette Hermant, the owner, for our Insider Interviews section!

Juliette shares stories of places to visit in Narrowsburg, Barryville, Honesdale in Pennsylvania, and more!

What type of places you can expect?

Well, from local farmer’s markets, to bookstores, handcrafted tapestry work by a famous local artisan and delicious spots to have lunch or dinner.

Plus, she talks about her own antique, decor shop, the upcoming bar/café she’s opening. Also, a few places that you can book to spend the night or a long weekend, if you don’t want to go back home on the same day. Day trips can be a little tiring for a few people.

Take a look HERE for the complete list of the tips and great pictures. If you’re planning to escape the city and want a unique place to go to for a day trip, Narrowsburg it a great option. You might also decide to stick around for the whole weekend!

It’s just a little over 2h from Manhattan, right on the boarder with the state of Pennsylvania.

Wanna give yourself a perk? Why don’t you just hire a driver to drive you up there and pick you up later? Or, you might just want to rent a luxurious Land Rover or Porsche Cayenne and drive up!

For corporate activities and outings, contact our experts.

If you’re not sure where Narrowsburg is located, take a look at the map below:

Tastings in New York and Upstate that will blow your mind

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We contribute with Glamour Brazil magazine. This post was about great spots for tastings in New York and Upstate.

Here is the Portuguese version and below, the English version:

New York is not only a perfect place for people who love art, shows, nightlife, shopping, gastronomy, but the “city that never sleeps” offers great options for those who enjoy wine, beer, whiskey and gin tastings.

Since several of these tastings take place inside their own factories, many are located in Brooklyn – a neighborhood big enough to host these huge buildings. Another cool spot is a winery only 2 hours from Manhattan with tastings, outdoor yoga classes and happy hours with jazz music.

If you have no time to organize any of these experiences and need help, see below what we can do for you! After all, they are great spots for tastings!

Do you need help to organize any of the tours of the day trips? Contact our experts so they can tell you about our Concierge Services!

Are you a company wanting to host a special event for clients or your top employees? Take a look at how our Corporate Services can help you out and how we can do all the work for you.

The Hidden World Of Hudson Clearwater In The West Village

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The hidden world of Hudson Clearwater, a mysterious and secluded dining experience is impossible to find, unless you know exactly where to look!

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And the good news? We do!!! HA! So you came to the right place for the most unique NYC spots!

As you walk down Hudson Street in the West Village, you might see a common restaurant façade that doesn’t say much. When you walk in, and head to the back of the restaurant, you’ll find with beautiful courtyard, nestled in the middle of Manhattan.

We all know how crazy about outdoor areas New Yorkers are, and even though, we’d love to keep this spot a secret, it’s our job to share it! Lucky you!

The food can be characterized as American Nouveau with Chef Wes Long and Chef Peter Phillips at the helms.

Therefore, do try the seared duck breast; the ricotta gnocchi with hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, herb romesco, charred leek vinaigrette, piave cheese; their lunch time sandwiches are a great option; and during the weekends, for brunch, we love the poached eggs & roasted tomatoes with crème fraîche and grilled country bread; and the hudson scrambled eggs with cheese, tomato, avocado, chives, mushrooms and grilled country bread.

Aren’t you already salivating, just reading about the dishes above? Well, we are, just by writing!

In the warmer months, tables are set up in the courtyard for al fresco dining and cocktailing, as we mentioned above.

Oh! You can make a reservation for the even-more-hidden private dining room downstairs. A perfect option for a private event.

Do you need help in organizing your private party? Take a look at our Concierge Services.

Wait! Are you a company, and need help in putting together a dinner for your team? Read about our Corporate Services!

We are sure you will enjoy exploring the hidden world of Hudson Clearwater!

Mondays: 7:30am – 12am
Tuesday – Thursday: 7:30am – 1am
Fridays: 7:30am – 2am
Saturdays: 9am – 2am
Sundays: 9am – 11pm

Location: 447 Hudson Street


Photo Credits: Courtesy of Hudson Clearwater, GrandLife Hotels, the-e-list, H.L., Smita S., Ryna D.

A NY style picnic at the park where we worry about the details

BTSNYC Experiences On Going Picnic by Laura Okita

Organizing a NY style picnic at the park with friends, during the hotter months, is one of the best activities you can do! Plus, it’s a great idea for a special celebration!

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Photo Credit: The Chriselle Factor

New York City has definitely some of the most beautiful parks in the world, right?

Going to Central Park can be an overwhelming experience due to all the tourists roaming around. But, going to Central Park, with the right information of the best hidden spots for a delicious, unique picnic, can be priceless!

New Yorkers love a typical NY style picnic at the park and just gathering friends for outdoor activities.

So, how about planning your upcoming weekend or your trip to New York City, with a picnic day with delicious food, drinks, and sports & games rental? If you are vegetarian or prefer organic food, don’t worry, there are options for every style!

You just need to know how many people you’ll be inviting, what type of picnic you’re looking for and the different types of activities you’d like to have during the day. Activities can range from frisbee, card games, paddle ball, football, soccer, badminton and so many other great ideas!

Even other accessories that are cool to have like bluetooth speakers, you can request. And still! Lazy to pass by Duane Reade for the mandatory sunscreen lotion? We’ll take it for you!!!

If you have any peculiar request, don’t be shy to let us know!

The best part? …There is “still” a best part besides all this? Yes! You don’t need to worry about a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g!

The entire experience is organized for you from beginning to end! You just arrive, have fun, and leave everything there to be collected at the appointed time.

Here are some of the options:

Picnic #1

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One of the full serviced picnics. A special picnic experience featuring the best meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and crudités New York City has to offer – just for you.

And there is always something special for dessert. When you arrive at your picnic spot, one of the picnic experts will have everything set up, ready and waiting for you when you arrive!

And when you’re finished, simply walk away. They’ll take care of the clean up!

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Picnic #2

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The only thing that can make brunch better, is enjoying it picnic style!

The Brunch Picnic is a custom created experience and serves two and will surely make your weekend even more special.

The bunch comes with pastries, bagels and lox, fresh fruit – the finest New York City has to offer.

Coffee and Tea are available and a complimentary sparkling beverage is included.

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Picnic #3

BTSNYC Experiences On Going Picnic Proposal

We love love and we love helping our customers create memories! Being part of putting together a beautiful Wedding Proposal is always thrilling.

Based on your requests and input we will customize the perfect picnic to guarantee your special someone says yes, yes, yes!

When you arrive at your picnic spot, one of the picnic experts will have everything set up, ready and waiting, including a complimentary bottle of Prosecco to toast the moment.

And when you’re finished, simply walk away. We take care of the clean up!

We can also book a photographer that will capture every special moment and make it eternal!

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Picnic #4

BTSNYC Experiences On Going Picnic Sheep Meadows Picnic Party

This picnic serves 10-12 people (or more, if necessary) and is a super fun way to show your friends and family a great time! And, you all you have to do is show up! WUHU!

It comes complete with the entire picnic set up including blankets, pillow and parasols, even corn hole!

The meal is a sampling of baguettinis, roast chicken, potato salad, seasonal greens, local cheese platter, lemonade, water and something sweet for dessert!

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Picnic #5

BTSNYC Experiences On Going Picnic Perfect Custom Picnic

Let’s make it custom! Consider us your picnic concierge!

Whatever the occasion, whatever your tastes or dietary restrictions, we will custom create the most delicious, most decadent, picnic experience imaginable.

First, we’ll help you select a spot (indoors or out). When you arrive at your picnic, one of the experts will have everything set up, ready and waiting for you. You’ll dine with real glassware, plates and linens.

Fresh flowers and beautiful serving platters, all selected to accent the theme or mood of your picnic, will complete the look. And of course you will feast on the picnic of your dreams, complete with all of your favorite foods – meats, cheeses, caviar, smoked fish, salads, pastries, breads, desserts.

Just let us know what you like and we’ll create with a repast you’ll absolutely love! And when you’re finished, simply stroll away. These experts will clean it all up for you.

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Picnic #6

BTSNYC Experiences On Going Picnic Hamptons Beach

This is the ultimate picnic experience taking you outside New York City, straight to the Hamptons!

This experience begins with a private helicopter flight from Manhattan to East Hampton, where a luxury sedan awaits to take passengers to a nearby beach picnic spot.

A fully catered picnic is arranged beautifully with the event designer Nicole Cataffo with blankets, pillows and fresh flowers. Guests enjoy their favorite foods and drinks from real china and glassware.

After a 2-hour oceanside picnic, guests are driven back to East Hampton Airport and conclude the day with a smooth helicopter flight back to Manhattan.

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There is still a Grab & Go / Side & Add On options:

Our individual picnics are the perfect accompaniment to any activity.

They are individually packed in their own reusable tote, easy to grab & go. Whether you are looking for lunch for one or need to feed hundreds, this is a delicious and easy option.

And the Sides & Add Ons will let you add additional treats to your picnic basket!

Contact us for further information and just enjoy your NY style picnic! For Corporate requests, see your our experts can assist you and your team.

Note: We need at least 48h to be able to manage your request and organize everything!

BTSNYC Experiences On Going Picnic by Laura Okita
Photo Credit: Laura Okita

Photo Credits: Laura Okita and The Chriselle Factor

The Perfect NY Cultural Escape: Storm King Art Center

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It’s getting warmer, guys! Our friend and contributor Vicky Toni, that is super into cultural stuff, has suggested a great day trip getaway that we love: Storm King Art Center. It’s the perfect NY cultural escape!

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*Pictures were taken during the month of October!*

Here is what Vicky shares with us:

Sounds like the perfect timing to escape the city and explore the Hudson Valley. One of its gems is the Storm King Art Center – a contemporary outdoor sculpture museum where you can enjoy a nice cultural day outdoors.

To start, it’s located in the lower Hudson area, one hour north of New York. The property has 500-acre landscape of fields, hills and woodlands.

This outdoor museum features a collection with more than 100 sculptures created by renowned artists like Barnett Newman, Louise Bourgeois, Maya Lin and Richard Serra.

A great way to experience the landscape Storm King has to offer is touring the gardens on a bike!

Rentals are first-come, first-served, so be sure to see that as soon as you get there.

They also offer a small kiosk with food and drinks, but don’t expect a huge sit down lunch. Options are limited and if you have any food restrictions, we recommend you bringing something from home to guarantee you’ll be fine!

In addition, one of the options to get to Storm King is via Metro North train from Grand Central Terminal to Beacon. Then, you can get a taxi from Beacon to the Storm King.”

Lastly, Storm King reopens Wednesday, April 5th at 10am! They are offering a free Storm King Family Membership to their first visitor on the 5th! So, if you’re interested, don’t forget to hurry up there.

So, we can’t wait to be back there this year!

And, not to mention, Storm King Art Center is the perfect place to organize not only a visit with friends & family, but also a cultural corporate activity with your team!

$18 – Adults
$15 – Seniors (65+ with valid ID)
$8 – Ages 5 – 18 and Students (with valid ID)
Free  – Children under 4 and Members

April 5 – August 31: Wednesday – Sunday: 10am – 5:30pm
Extended Summer Hours: May 26 – September 2: Open until 8pm Friday & Saturday
September 4 – October 31: Wednesday – Monday (closed Tuesday): 10am – 5:30pm
Early Weekends: September 2 – October 29: Open at 9am Saturday & Sunday
November: Wednesday – Sunday: 10am – 4:30pm

Location: 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY


Meet, Work, Play at Freehold, in Brooklyn

Dining Freehold Brooklyn Restaurant Coffee Shop

Our new favorite spot to work in Williamsburg is Freehold Brooklyn. It’s definitely the perfect place to simultaneously meet, work, play. We love Freehold!

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In other words: meet interesting people, work is welcome with free wifi and play during the day or after work hours, when they start bringing the music’s volume up!

The space is literally amazing, and from the outside you’d never imagine it! It’s a mixture of coffeeshop, bar, restaurant with a great courtyard.

It has natural light all over the place, which is definitely one of the highlights here. There is nothing better that seeing the light of day during a fun lunch, and specially during your work hours!

The menu is very diverse, ranging from bagels & pastries, to breakfast specials, salads, snacks, sandwiches and desserts. I’m vegetarian and usually eat their salads (love the Farro Salad), or the sandwiches. One of the waitresses is also vegetarian and knows me, so they are also good and trying to improvise a sandwich for you! We love it!

There are numerous drink options too like cocktails, house classics, shooters, beer, wine, liquor, and obviously tea and different types of coffee! Ah! And for happy hour, drinks are 50% off!

It’s opened for everyone to just walk in, sit, work, have fun, meet young, interesting people, curious minds and have great food.

Wifi is free and you have energy plugs all around, so it’s perfect for people that come in and work. It’s certainly a freelance friendly place!

Oh, and the “play” happens after work hours. The place gets quite full, loud music and great people! No tourists! At night hours, things really get exciting, music is loud, lights are dimmed and people are dancing and having so much fun!

I’m sure you will have a great time there, and maybe, even bump into me!  Come say “Hi” and Meet, Work, Play at Freehold.

What’s close by?

You can go to Little Choc Apothecary for a to-die-for vegan crepe (the best one in town) and on your free time, roam around the neighborhood exploring these vintage stores that sell brands like Missoni, Chloé, Oscar de la Renta and Stella McCartney!

Coffee Shop: Monday – Sunday: 7am – 8pm
Lobby Bar: Sunday – Wednesday: 10am – 2am | Thursday – Saturday: 10am – 4am
Courtyard: Sunday – Wednesday: 10am – 11pm | Thursday – Saturday: 10am – 1am

Location: 45 South 3rd Street, Williamsburg


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Freehold

Windham Moutain Ski Resort: Skiing getaways upstate New York

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Windham Mountain Ski Resort is located just a bit over 2.5 hours from New York City. Be prepared to witness some of the most amazing sceneries at one of the best skiing getaways upstate New York.

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The Windham Moutain Ski Resort has more than “50 ski trails, 12 lifts, an Inn, three restaurants, a golf course, spa, an adventure park and a lift -served mountain bike park”. Amazing right?

They offer a BootLab where you can buy and customize your boots with the renowned bootfitter, Mark Stewart.

Not everyone enjoys spending an entire day going up and down the mountains, so Windham Country Club offers a Mountain Yoga studio with several Yoga variations. You can try their Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga, Sunrise Flow, TGIF Yoga, Yoga Fundamentals and the Restorative Yoga.

The resort has a few dining options. You can try Rock’n Mexicana and Mulligan’s Pub. But, you can also choose from one of their many on-mountain dining spots!

So, for a lunch break or to finish the day, you can choose from burgers, to waffles, barbecue, and even sushi! They offer a great variety for all tastes.

Plus, they have great options for coffees, pastries, soups and sandwiches too!

If you’re not the skier-type, the resort is also a really great option to go during the hotter months.

They have countless outdoor activities from radical sports to golfing.

People have no idea how beautiful and green the state of New York is, so have fun exploring this fantastic place just a few hours from Manhattan. It’s definitely one of the best skiing getaways upstate New York.

If you need assistance to book this trip, let our experts give you a hand. For corporate groups and activities, learn what services we offer.

Location: 33 Clarence D Lane Road, Windham




Photo Credit: Courtesy of OdysséeMontagne (only an illustrative image) and courtesy of Windham Mountain Resort

Pinknic: A High End NYC Rosé Party at Governors Island

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Pre-Sales Have Started! We have been to a few NYC Rosé parties, but this one is definitely a highlight. Pinknic is back again and we’re ready to party at Governors Island.

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New York City has some of the best events in the world, year-round. Regardless of the season, you are able to find parties going on practically on a daily basis. But, we do have to agree that when spring and summer comes, New York City transforms into an even more amazing city!

Everyone is out on the streets, outdoor events are endless, people are definitely happier and the FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), is back in action.

We’ve attended a few rosé inspired events in New York City, but when we went to Pinknic’s first NYC edition, we were in awe.

The event was flawlessly organized, the rosé labels were infinite, guests were having fun, food was delicious and the music, just right for a great evening!

This year, they are back again and will have their 2nd Pinknic gathering at Governors Island.

Here is what they say:

“Following the runaway success of Pinknic’s 2016 debut, New York City’s largest rosé picnic and music festival returns to Governors Island this June for a two-day summer fête.

Like their inaugural party, 2017’s Pinknic is going to be full to the brim with delectable food, lively entertainment, and, of course, bottles of rosé wine, rosé champagne and frosé cocktails!

This year, they’ve pulled out all the stops. In addition to custom-crafted Pinknic Baskets, celebrity chef Chris Santos will also be helping curate a food court.

Guests can watch the festivities from above on our Pinknic Ferris Wheel. Les Cabines ticket holders are invited to lounge and relax by their very own private cabana and cool off in their pool!

There will be live performances from bands and DJs throughout the weekend, as well as gravity-defying acrobats, stilt walkers, jugglers, and more.

Six thousand guests are expected each day, all dressed summer chic in pink and white. Seated on their rosé-colored Pinknic Blankets, attendees will help transform Governors Island into a sea of pink. Plus, see the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline offering the perfect backdrop for this much-anticipated affair.

Pinknic is quickly becoming a New York City summer tradition.”

So, if your enjoy these gorgeous, upscale events, this is the place for you! Hope to see you all there this year!

Tickets on sale through their website.

Take a look at their first NYC party. It was still winter, so it was inside a secret warehouse in Chelsea. The summer editions are fantastic!

Governors Island also hosts other events during the year like Governors Ball and the Jazz Age Lawn Party. Check them out and let’s party at Governors Island!




Text and Photo Credit: Courtesy by Pinknic

Beco Bar: Where The Cool Brazilian Crowd Hangs In Brooklyn

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We know that New York has it all when it comes to food! Beco Bar, the coolest Brazilian place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is one of our to-go spots year round!

Actually, we’re at Beco all the time! Some people say they are located in Williamsburg, while others say it’s already Greenpoint. Regardless of the right answer, this is truly a local’s pick!

We’ve been there early for breakfast, during their busy lunch hours, for an afternoon coffee, then for happy hour that lead to dinner and also for their late nights with live music or DJs!

Yup, we are totally addicted to them!

Their team is great and always smiling, with the best energy possible! Henrique, Ale, Anita, Andressa, Daiane, Steph, Luis…just to name a few! Plus, the guys in the kitchen really create miracle dishes from their “restricted space”, since it’s is pretty small.

It’s an intimate place (Just like we like it!), but they do have a few table outside when the sun is out. They do have the tables out even during colder times of the year, if you’re the hot blooded type.

The music is obviously very good Brazilian and Latin tunes and everyone there has a sincere happiness vibe that is surely contagious! Very Brazilian, of course!

For brunch, we had the eggs florentine that are to die for. We also tried the famous rabanada: french toast made w/baguette, cinnamon & sugar, mixed berries, & maple syrup, served w/choice of bacon, linguiça or turkey bacon. We asked for a vegetarian version that was immediately adapted.

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For lunch or dinner, one of our favorite picks is a very traditional Brazilian dish called P.F. (a.k.a. Prato Feito). You can order the ingredients you want like: white rice, an extraordinary side of beans – our Founder loves, a Brazilian type of very tasty kale, zucchini, farofa and sunny side up eggs!

To nibble on, you can try their pão do queijo – the famous Brazilian cheese bread – or the coxinha with chicken.

And, for dessert, we never forget the brigadeiro. It’s a type of chocolate truffle ball – a very typical sweet all locals love.

If you enjoy good strong coffee, you’ll surely love their options!

Oh! They have great live bands every Fridays night from 9pm – 11pm, Saturdays they have DJ’s from 4pm – 7pm and Sundays another great lineup of live bands from 5pm – 8pm!

One of the bands we love the most, plays a typical Brazilian music style called Choro de Samba, or Chorinho. It’s the “root” from where Samba came from, it’s mostly instrumental with practically no voice, and it’s called Choro because it’s as if the instruments are crying. Choro, means cry, in Portuguese.

Get ready to immerse into the Brazilian vibe…but be careful, it’s addictive!

If you want to explore the neighborhood of Greenpoint, take a look at our Self-Guided Tour and have fun!

Monday – Friday: 8am – 12am
Saturday: 10am – 12am
Sunday: 10am – 11pm

Location: 45 Richardson Street


** Beco Bar is cash only, but if you forget you money, they have an ATM inside. **

Videography: Renata Meirelles
Photo Credits: Renata Meirelles and courtesy of the Venue, asimonse, brethomas, cjlotz, coachtran, ian_man_dingo, soulkat, thebrothersbuoy

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