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Best New Barbecue
Zak Pelaccio of Fatty Crab gives the restaurant's impeccably sourced meat the Southeast Asian treatment for wonderfully smoky, spicy and citrusy barbecue like you've never tasted before.
91 S 6th St, South Williamsburg
Best New Martha Stewart-Approved Fried Chicken
Pies â�‚��œN' Thighs
"That's one of the best fried chickens I've had," said Martha Stewart recently on her show. We wholeheartedly agree. 166 S 4th St, Williamsburg
Best Egregiously Non-Kosher Food
Chef Jason Marcus, master of pork and shellfish, runs one of the most innovative and exciting kitchens in Brooklyn. Don't worry, we won't tell your rabbi. 229 S 4th St, Williamsburg
Best Cheap Chinese
Xi'an Famous Foods
Lazy foodies, rejoice! You no longer have to journey on the 7 train to eat the absurdly delicious (and cheap!) savory cumin lamb burger and the spicy and tangy liang pi cold skin noodles.
81 St Mark's Pl, East Village
Best New Classy Brunch Joint
Sure, the brunch menu here isn't revolutionary, but it's well-prepared and served in one of the cutest spaces in Brooklyn, an ersatz Paris bistro from Zeb Stewart of the equally beautiful Hotel Delmano.
79 Berry St, Williamsburg
Best New Slice
South Brooklyn Pizza
This Carroll Gardens import brings owner Jim McGown's meticulously crafted Margherita slices, drizzled with olive oil and topped with fresh basil and grated pecorino, to Manhattan. 122 First Ave, East Village
Most Fun New Noodle Place
The folks behind Williamsburg favorite Bozu have opened a fantastic new udon noodle joint, where plates of pliant noodles and pungent dipping sauce are set on a giant communal table.
205 Grand St, Williamsburg
Best Food in a Gross Bar
At the Williamsburg dive the Charleston, the floors may be sticky and the smells nauseating, but damn those shrimp po'boys and smoked-cheddar-and-green-onion hush puppies coming out of the kitchen are good. 174 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg