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Erie Basin is an upscale antique shop, that is the place to go to if you are looking for early 19th and 20th century antiques which include jewelry and objects with contemporary stylistic and cultural relevance. The store has an eclectic collection of artifacts ranging from early 19th century Neoclassical Furniture to Egyptian revival jewelry and American folk art. Do check out the online collection which has very attractive trinkets ranging from 'Mary Preston Earrings' to a sombre 'Garnet Mourning pin'. The shop is definitely worth visiting, if not to buy something, then at least to browse through what it has to offer. Call ahead for appointment.
Located in the beautiful neighborhood of Red Hook, Fort Defiance is known for its excellent American fare and great drinks. Owned and operated by John Frizell, the restaurant has been serving its patrons since 2009. What makes this place a huge success is their commitment to using only the finest quality meat, fresh local produce and the choicest of ingredients. Executive chef Matthew Fleming ensures that all meals are cooked to perfection and seasoned the right way. There is a slew of options for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Come in to try their flavorsome salads, scrumptious sandwiches, loaded burgers, seafood specials, brunch preparations, and breakfast fare. Loyal patrons swear by their Deviled Eggs, Muffuletta Sandwich and Pan-roasted Dorade. Guzzle down your favorite cocktail or order a glass of wine. If you are in the mood for beer, their taps will take care of your wishes. Come in here for a wholesome meal.
Located in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, this charming bakery offers baked goods as well as coffee, tea and fresh juices. For those looking for something heartier, the menu has soups, salads and sandwiches. All their brownies, cookies, muffins, scones and other pastries are made using natural, no preservative ingredients. With another location in Manhattan, Baked is the perfect spot to grab a cup of coffee and a pastry while on-the-go.
Court Street Grocers is the place you should explore to satiate a massive appetite on a budget. Known for their scrumptious sandwiches which come with a range of fillings and varieties of breads, Court Street Grocers is most explored for breakfast and even for lunch. The place has a warm interior, it's lined with a few seating spaces where you can enjoy your sandwiches. Breakfast sandwich, roast beef, Oil Packed Tuna and roast turkey are favored specials at this location. In addition to being a sandwich shop, Court Street Grocers sells breads, cheeses and other earthy products that you may require to make a sandwich at home.
If you are looking to shop for home decor and furniture, then the Ikea superstore is the right place for you. Located on the Beard Street in Brooklyn, this franchise of the famous furniture store chain offers a range of well-crafted wardrobes, double beds, sofa sets, office tables and much more. With a number of options in furniture you are bound to be spoiled for choice. This is where the expert staff comes in handy as they guide you in choosing the best products that suits your budget and taste. Watch out for special offers as Ikea is known for offering huge discounts on some excellent products. Apart from providing products, the store also assists in delivering and assembling the furniture at a small price. Visit their website for more information.
In operation since 1961, Leske’s Bakery is the neighborhood’s favorite go-to place for baked goodies. Traditional Scandinavian baked items, cookies, donuts, pies, cakes and artisan breads are just some of the menu offerings. Peanut Butter and Jelly Donut, Butter Cookies and Chocolate Mousse Cake are particularly good. Patrons also get a complimentary coffee if they drop by between 5a and 7a and buy one of the menu items on offer. Open everyday from 5a, Leske’s Bakery is where you should be headed for an early morning snack-fix.