As one Chowhound observes, “Restaurants are opening in Greenpoint so fast it’s hard to keep up.” One of the newest is El Born, a month-old tapas spot named after the popular Barcelona district. Early hits on the Catalan-leaning menu include roasted octopus with paprika and potato, seared tuna crusted with olive and mustard, and cod collars with squid allioli (pictured).

Photo of cocotxes de bacallà (cod collars with squid allioli) from El Born

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