A Burger and a Sundae in Bay Ridge

Hamburgers at the newish Yellow Hook Grille are hard to beat—thick, juicy, and satisfying, carfreeinla reports. This burger elbows aside her previous Brooklyn favorite, served at the Salty Dog a few blocks south. The cheddar-bacon-onion version is so huge that to eat it, some disassembly may be required. Fries are thin and crisp.

Also recommended: the steak tidbit sandwich (skirt steak on garlic toast with melted cheese) and a standout club made with fresh-roasted turkey. Yellow Hook, which opened in February on the site of defunct Italian old-timer Lento’s, also serves pizza, pastas, steaks, chicken parmigiana, and other entrées.

For dessert, head a block up the street to Anopoli, an old-school Greek diner that makes its own ice cream (“It’s a time warp, except there’s no irony,” The Engineer observes). Sundaes are splendid—no Reddi-wip, just real whipped cream. The counter guy, an artist at heart, might whip up a banana split made “a little different, my special way,” with the banana cut in chunks instead of split. “I think I detected a hint of *love* when I tasted it,” writes The Engineer.

Yellow Hook Grille [Bay Ridge]
Formerly Lento’s
7003 Third Avenue (at Ovington), Brooklyn

Anopoli Ice Cream Parlor and Family Restaurant [Bay Ridge]
6920 Third Avenue (at Bay Ridge), Brooklyn

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