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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008

Jive Turkey owner is Miss Thanksgiving!

Dining: It is the best of times, it is the most exhausting of times. Comments (2).

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The best apple pie ever

Dining: The chef/owner of Sweet Melissa Patisserie in Park Slope and Cobble Hill gives us — yes, gives us! — the recipe for her sublime apple pie. Comment.

‘Live’ from Dyker Heights! It’s Thanksgiving dinner

Dining: Still insist on roasting, frying or barbecuing your own turkey this Thanksgiving? Skip the supermarket and head straight to La Pera Brothers in Dyker Heights — the oldest live poultry market in the city. Since 1946, La Pera customers have been taking a gander at the merchandise and picking out their dinners for themselves. Find that a bit intimidating? Don’t worry. Just call over manager Carlo Formisano, and this professor of poultry will give you all the pointers you need. Comment.

Meat me — at Five Guys burgers

Dining: The age-old assumption about restaurants is that there’s fast food, and there’s fancy food, and nothing in between. But denizens of Bay Ridge are the latest to discover how incorrect that old maxim can be. Comments (4).

Brooklyn’s best stuffing

Dining: Sure, Thanksgiving is the ultimate American holiday, but it took an Aussie restaurant — Williamsburg’s The Wombat — to save the tired ol’ traditional stuffing. In this scintilating recipe, chef Joe Pounds shares his trade secret: liver and myrtle (it’s an herb, silly!). Comment.

Get your beer here beer

Nightlife: Park Slopers have long regarded Third Avenue as depressing — but now there’s finally a place to drink away those blues. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 17, 2008

Atomic blast! City wing joint comes to Brooklyn

Dining: Just in time for that other bird holiday, Atomic Wings opened its first outlet in Park Slope on Nov. 4, giving Brooklynites a taste of what many believe has been the most-elusive snack in the borough — the perfect Buffalo chicken wing. Comments (3).