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Local Eats | House of Small Wonder

June 24, 2014

Brooklyn is probably one of my favorite places to go out and get some delicious food, and I’m not just saying that because I live in Brooklyn (Williamsburg to be exact). But there really is an amazingly widespread selection of super cute restaurants and coffee shops that I’ve discovered in the past year of me being a Brooklynite. House of Small Wonder is one of these fab discoveries. This small and charming coffee shop/sit-down eatery makes you feel like you are literally sitting in a tree house. The window panels on the ceilings let a bunch of natural light in, and there is a tree growing straight through the middle of the restaurant. Inspired by European cafes, but with a very zen, Japanese style influence thrown into the mix, House of Small Wonder makes for quite the unique lunch/late lunch experience. I say lunch because it closes at 7pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends. The menu is quite extraordinary, as well. Every dish is an interesting fusion of all sorts of cultures. Everything I’ve tried so far has been out of this world divine tasting. The Grilled Chicken Sandwich Plate is one of my favorite dishes (see above). The chicken literally melts in your mouth, and the bread is slathered in the one of the most savory mayo spreads I’ve ever tried. A side of tomato salad is a refresher in between ever bite, which is basically heaven. Trust me. 
House of Small Wonder
77 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY
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Some Of That Spicy Stuff

January 23, 2014

Every now and then . . . fine, maybe a whole lot more than every now and then . . . I crave something more appealing to my exotic-craving taste buds. My mom is Chinese, so growing up there was hardly a day that went by when my mom wasn’t whipping up something spicy and hot in the kitchen. My mouth is already watering just thinking about it. Made my way back to my beloved Nyonya in Chinatown a little while back to fulfill my Malaysian craving for curry mee noodle soup and char kway teow. I still haven’t discovered another authentic Malaysian restaurant in Manhattan yet, so if anyone knows of any, please let me know! I need to add another one to my list. 
199 Grand Street, New York, NY

Brooklyn Brunch // Beco

October 18, 2013

45 Richardson Street 
Brooklyn NY 11211
This sweet little Brazilian brunch spot is one of my favorites in Williamsburg, especially when I’m in desperate need to fulfill some savory cravings. I had brunch there a few weekends ago with friends who were in town from Philly. It always feels like summer in this place! The Eggs Florentine here are absolutely phenomenal. The hollandaise sauce is the most delicious thing I have tasted in the world. Mmmm . . . those runny eggs on top of those English muffins. I’m still thinking about them and how they should be in my mouth right now. Ha. I love squeezing the lemon on top of the potato pancakes to get a little bit of that sour kick on top of the fried crispiness. Okay, I just need to stop talking about it all because I won’t be able to sleep tonight. Or I’ll just wake up overly hungry. Add this one to your list if you are planning on trying out a new brunch spot in the Burg. You won’t be disappointed. 
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