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Brooklyn this weekend

Delicious veggie burgers at The Speakeasy restaurant/bar in Brooklyn/Fort Greene area on the corner of Greene Avenue + Waverly Avenue. I spent the past two days in NYC and Brooklyn, my usual Saturday routine. Though this weekend I was able to spend most of my time dining out and about with friends instead of speed racing to Penn Station in a hurry to get the Philadelphia train. Friday night I went to Pequena’s, also in Fort Greene, and ate black bean and plantain quesadilla, a veggie tostada, rice, beans and guacamole, very good. Pequena’s is the smallest restaurant, somehow it feels awkward and pleasant sitting so close to people you may never see again. The spot is decorated with day of the dead inspired randomness, mostly large hanging dolls. It is usually packed to the limits but it has one of the best vibes in Fort Greene, oh and it is right across the street from Habana Outpost.

Habana (for short) or the eco-eatery (known but not spoken nick-name) is only open during nice weather seasons. Habana hosts awesome events when it is open, my favorite is greendrinks, a once a month gathering of eco-interested individuals. This indoor/outdoor restaurant is known as the first eco-eatery in NYC; its decked out with solar goodies, compostable utensils and a variety of recycling bins. I’ve spent hours hanging out at Habana with friends during beautiful summer months.

Last night we were going to eat at Zaytoons, the one near Bergen Street, I’ve only been to the one on Myrtle. Zaytoons (Myrtle) is especially entertaining on Friday nights after 9pm, the belly dancer is amazing! We ended up at The Speakeasy; massive amounts of rain kept us from walking too far. I had the veggie burger, as mentioned earlier, the sauce reminded me of a big-mac from McDonald’s (I know, gross right) but it was insane good. The fries and the chocolate brownie with whipped creme + iced cream was fantastic. The vibe was chill/comfy, the kind of place you want to be on a dreary rainy Saturday night. I ate everything in sight and thought I’d have to drive back to Philly in a food drunken stupor. Luckily as soon as I hit the BQE (brooklyn-queens expressway) driving mode took over. Oh, and brilliantly I only took along my new gray suede boots this weekend, not thinking that rain would drown the city, so for the past two days my feet have been soaked (not fun or warm). I’ve decided, again, that I need to armor myself with some Wellingtons or Hunters this winter! I love spending time in my old neighborhood in Brooklyn, I especially love eating there while catching up with great friends.