Brooklyn Bridge + Friend of a Farmer
Moonlighting as a restaurant reviewer definitely has its perks – gluttonous ordering, adventurous dishes, and the art of deception are all part of the fun. But while certain considerations are universally assessed — level of service, clientele, atmosphere, and of course, the food! — each assignment brings its own unique challenges, and that’s what makes the process so rewarding. I recently had the pleasure of reviewing Friend of Farmer in Brooklyn Heights, and since my review coincided with a crystal-blue spring day, I decided to turn my meal into a delightful cross-borough journey.
Walking the Brooklyn Bridge has long been on my NYC bucket list, so it was oddly satisfying to finally complete it. The crowds were predictably strong on such a beautiful day, but with Dave directing traffic — aka, halting tourists from blocking my shots! — the trek ended up being wonderfully pleasant. The bridge itself is a masterpiece, of course, but what I found on the other end of it was equally astounding.
Having spent limited time in Brooklyn over my NYC years I was shocked to find just how charming Brooklyn Heights was – From the soaring townhomes, blooming window boxes, and winding cobblestone streets, I was practically squealing over this quaint, suburban-like oasis in the middle of the big city. To work up an ample appetite we roamed the cozy, charismatic streets for almost an hour, every step becoming more enchanting than the next. But when we finally arrived at our final destination, that’s when the real treat began.
My complete review of Friend of a Farmer can be read on Time Out NY, but my personal photo diary is below – I hope you enjoy the visual feast. x