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Monday, Oct. 21, 2002

ON A WHIM

The sea called to chef Marc Elliot, so he opened Cobble Hill’s new Whim

How fickle is the restaurant business? In May I wrote a review for GO Brooklyn about a bistro called Copper on Degraw Street in Cobble Hill; five months later I’m reviewing Whim, a restaurant that opened in early October at the same address. Comment.

SILVER SERVICE

Michael "Buzzy" O’Keeffe is sitting outside on the terrace of The River Cafe feeding pieces of hand-buttered country bread to Jackie and Wales, his matching Jack Russell terriers. Comments (5).

EATING LA VIDA LOCA

The Brooklyn edition of the recently published "Zagat Survey" lists three restaurants under the heading "Nuevo Latino": Beso in Park Slope, The Latin Grill in Carroll Gardens and Sol in Fort Greene. Comment.

COOKING 101

Brooklyn Heights foodie Jane Ziegelman has combined her passion for food and teaching to create a culinary program designed for the youngest aspiring chefs. Comment.

TALKIN’ TURKEY

On a trip to Turkey, my friend Sarah and I ate meals that were pure, simple, often transcendent, and quite repetitive. We never tired of breakfasting on bread, mild cheese, honey and olives. But we had our fill of lentil soup and cheese-filled pastries, and didn’t care to revisit the cuisine for a while after our return to Brooklyn. Comments (1).

SENSORY OVERLOAD

"Where in Park Slope can I get a bowl of wonton soup, the gingery kind with gossamer wonton wrappers?" Comment.

EATING BROOKLYN

There is one evening a year when you can eat corn bread, sushi, escargot and an ice cream sundae, and wash it down with a glass of white Bordeaux or an artisanal micro-brew, all under one roof. Comment.

GREEN ACRES

This time of year, local pears get so juicy they’re best eaten over the sink, and fragrant varieties of apple you might have forgotten about since last fall reappear. But at the small, yet bountiful, Red Hook farmer’s market, not just the fruit is local. Neighborhood teens are selling greens, tomatoes, and herbs they started as seeds on a quarter acre in Far Rockaway alongside flowers and baby lettuces that they’ve grown right in Red Hook. Comments (1).

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