I'm in town from Portland, OR doing some cooking at the Beard House and Le Bernardin. A friend of mine has been kind enough to let me stay on the couch at Butler and 4th Ave. in Brooklyn (Park Slope Area). I have reservations at couple of nice places– Le Bernardin and Babbo– and am looking for some suggestions for cheap/authentic ethnic food to fill me up during the interum. Ideally, these places would be near where I'm staying but suggestions of standout favorites in the other burroughs are also welcome.
Thanks in advance for all of your thoughts and contributions!