Get that beard going and try your hardest to fit into those skinny jeans. Meet your guide just off the L train in Williamsburg, one of the best restaurant neighborhoods in the Big Apple. Start with a slice of pizza at Fornino’s, a favorite local spot for its crispy wood-fired pies. But don’t eat too much because the next stop is Mable’s Smokehouse, famed for its tender brisket and general meaty deliciousness.
If all this savory stuff is giving you a hankering for something sweet, you’ll find it at Handsome Dan’s, where the specialty is chocolate bars made from beans sourced worldwide at the flagship outpost of Mast Brother Chocolate. And just in case you didn’t get enough, the final stop is at Oddfellow’s Ice Cream Co., a favorite Williamsburg spot for small-batch artisanal ice cream that offers eight rotating flavors.
Between each stop learn about the history of Williamsburg and what the neighborhood was like before the hipsters migrated over the East River from Manhattan.
The tour concludes with a stroll along the Brooklyn waterfront where you can get a great view of the Manhattan skyline.