Wednesday, June 12, 2013

10 Perfect Brooklyn Picnic Spots—and What to Eat Once You're There

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The Peninsula in Prospect Park
Prospect Park is enormous, so just advising you to picnic in the park would be vague and unhelpful. And all I ever want in life is to be specific and useful. So, with that in mind, this is the first of three places in Prospect Park that are perfect for picnicking. The Peninsula is in the southwestern part of the park and is best accessed by the entrance on Prospect Park Southwest and Vanderbilt Street. It's a grassy finger of land that juts out and into the lake and is the kind of quiet and peaceful spot where you're likely to see people quietly fishing on the water's edge, while turtles line of on a piece of driftwood, enjoying the summer sun. Before heading to the Peninsula, stop off at Brooklyn Commune for salads or sandwiches to take with you. Brooklyn Commune has just unveiled their summer menu, and I recommend their chicken salad sandwich that is full of Old Bay-flavor and the Vietnamese rice salad which is a delicious vegan choice. The restaurant has a tasty lychee lemonade going on right now, but I'd also advise you to pop into Juice Box Wine & Spirits, which is just down the block, and grab a chilled bottle of Albariño. Sure you're not technically allowed to drink in public, but if you take the label off the wine, you can't get a ticket!

Brooklyn Commune; 601 Greenwood Ave, Windsor Terrace
Juice Box Wine & Spirits;1289 Prospect Ave, Windsor Terrace

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Kristin Iversen is the Managing Editor at Brooklyn Magazine and the L Magazine. She has been described as "a hipster buzzword made flesh." This seems pretty accurate.

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