Gentlemen, start your appetites.
The annual “Dine in Brooklyn” week starts on March 23, with 200 restaurants offering three-course meals for $23.
As you might expect, the borough’s most-famous eater has the knives out on this one.
“Dine in Brooklyn is more than just a great deal for foodies and ‘chowhounds,’” said Borough President Markowitz, “It’s also a delicious global tour without the cost of airfare!”
The big news this year is brunch: two-dozen eateries are serving a two-person brunch for $23.
True, some (including Brooklyn Paper columnist Mike McLaughlin) revile the breakfast-lunch amalgam, eateries including the South African restaurant Madiba in Fort Greene, Park Slope’s Latin cantina Barrio, and the Ditmas Park bistro Pomme de Terre will draw crowds for their cut-rate version.
If you prefer your meals — and your deals — later in your day, visit DUMBO’s River Cafe and Smith Street’s Apartment 138, which received rave reviews from The Brooklyn Paper during past “Dine in Brooklyn” weeks.
For a list of eateries, visit Markowitz’s Web site at www.brooklyn-usa.org/press/2009/mar9.htm.