PLAN DATE: SUN / MAY 5
With a serious devotion to bringing the best in Mediterranean food to Brooklyn, Dar 525 stands out as a down to earth spot with heartfelt food you can experience a lot of, and affordably. Catered by the owner’s parents—two Syrian refugees, one cheffing at each of its location—who bring a Syrian flair into the Mediterranean food we recognize, this spot generates a delightful small plates experience. It encompasses everything from an amazing, chunky Syrian hummus, which incorporates whole chickpeas into the lemony, creamy mix, to a sour, savory mix of foul. The pita is warm and fluffy, with the options to pile on endless, and the food will be undeniably close to the heart in a way you’ve never tasted before.
After you’ve had every spicy, savory taste bud on your tongue fully satisfied, head over to cool and dimly lit cocktail bar We Got Company. It’s all about cozy vibes and high-quality cocktails here, with excellent but unpretentious drinks lined up on the menus that you’ll read under candlelight. Their offerings include a hefty selection of draft beers and cider. It’s cute, intimate and just right for getting close, comfortable and mellow with your person.
525 Grand Street, Brooklyn
idk tip: The Syrian french fries are essential, and the cilantro harissa aioli they come with for dipping is what it’s all about.
We Got Company
441 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Try the Mexican Firecracker—it’s the perfect drink to ring in the approaching summer.