Hosting some foodie friends from another big city this weekend, and want to take them to an off-the-beaten path Brooklyn jewel. Could be Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Vietnamese, almost anything except Korean, Chinese or Japanese. Definitely want to avoid the usuals: Al di La, Applewood, Peter Luger's, etc. Searching for something special i.e. the best Oaxacan in the city, etc. Can be a dingy little hole in the wall or a grand Russian banquet.
Would love to hear about your favorites!