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This New Bar Will Throw You a Party if You Take Its 50-Cocktail Road Trip

The bar at Kilo Bravo (Photo: Nicole Disser)

The bar at Kilo Bravo (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Kilo Bravo, North Williamsburg’s newest bar, is right off of Bedford Avenue, a couple of blocks from the new Diesel pop-up. So it wasn’t surprising that I had to fight through a throng of European tourists on the corner to get to the door. What was surprising was to find a place that neither screams gimmicky tourist trap nor cliche Williamsburg. Recycled barn wood, petite Parisian tables, and vintage taps were nowhere to be found at Kilo Bravo.
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It’s Curtains Up For a Coffee Shop in the East Village’s Cultural District

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Photos by Kate Beaudoin

A stone’s throw from where Au Breve remains closed, the owner of the East Village’s latest coffee shop is optimistic she can hold her own. “I’m on the side street and I’m near all the theaters,” says Ginny Taylor, “so customers see me first.” Indeed Fourth Street Central is smack in the midst of the East 4th Street Cultural District, adjacent La MaMa, KGB, New York Theatre Workshop, Paradise Factory, the DUO Multicultural Arts Center, and the Kraine Theater, among others. (Not to mention the new guitar shop and underground cruising den.)
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Which of These New Delis Is Williamsburg’s Kale-Chip Champ?

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Organic delis sprout up in Williamsburg faster than you can say “natural-organic-vegan-gluten-free” but which of them offers the sweetest variety of kale chips? That’s really the mark of a great post-yoga/pre-Pilates deli, isn’t it? We slipped into our vegan Toms and stepped inside two of Williamsburg’s newest to see which one had the killer kale section.
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100 Montaditos Unleashes Its Spanish Mini Sandos On Ludlow Street

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

Despite construction at the sites of the old Dark Room, El Sombrero, and Motor City, Ludlow Street is looking a little livelier these days: Sweet Chick filled the old Max Fish space in June, the Ludlow Hotel’s Lobby Bar opened last month (with Dirty French coming soon), and now, across the street, 100 Montaditos has opened its second NYC location.
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