PLAN DATE: THURS / JUL. 19
Just two blocks away from Prospect Park, Krupa Grocery is a standout eatery in one of Brooklyn’s coziest neighborhoods. With concrete walls, drum cymbal pendant lights, and beer taps marked with colored chalk, the overall urban-chic vibe perfectly complements a menu that is essentially elevated comfort food. Between their rainbow cauliflower (with quinoa fritter, Persian cucumber, turmeric labneh, and harissa), crispy Alabama White BBQ chicken wings, and P.E.I. mussels (with lamb pancetta, fermented chili paste, leeks, and gruner veltliner), your appetite is in good hands. Just be sure to pair your meal with one of their on-tap craft beers or craft cocktails (we’re especially partial to the Jal-Ap-Eno Biz with jalapeno tequila, aperol, prickly pear, and lemon).
After dinner, stroll over to Greenwood Park—an indoor/outdoor pub built on the bones of an old gas station. With a brick facade and two massive glass garage doors that open up to a spacious patio, the uber-urban atmosphere at Greenwood Park is palpable. And once you’ve satisfied yourselves with some summery libations—like their Greenwood Shandy (Schofferhofer Grapefruit Hefe, grapefruit vodka, and elderflower liqueur) or a Brazilian Mule (cachaca, ginger beer, and fresh lime juice)—get in line to play on one of their three bocce ball courts.
231 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn
idk tip: For dessert, go all-out with their Flight of the Fernets (including Letherbee, Francisco, and Branca served housemade biscotti) and chocolate avocado mousse (with blackberry and granola).
555 7th Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: If you’re here for the beer, you’ve got plenty of options with their 60-count tap line.