Monday, April 4, 2011

Hunting for Treasure at The Brooklyn Kitchen

The Brooklyn Kitchen Logo - Image Courtesy of Blip.TV
Image Courtesy of The Brooklyn Kitchen


After enjoying a leisurely Sunday brunch in Brooklyn with my friend Mary at DuMont, we convinced ourselves we weren't full and began walking in the direction of Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop. Mary was jonesing for a donut, and since I had never been there before, who was I to stand in the way of a woman with a craving? On our way, we made a quick stop in The Brooklyn Kitchen. Just as I was embarrassed to admit that I don't eat in Brooklyn as often as I should, I'm equally embarrassed to admit that I had never been to The Brooklyn Kitchen before. (Of course, that means I've also never been to The Meat Hook, the butcher shop that's housed in the same space.)



Set of Espresso Cups from The Brooklyn Kitchen in Brooklyn, NY - Photo by Taste As You Go


I hadn't taken but five steps into the shop before I fell in love. My childhood came rushing back to me and I felt like I had just been led through the door of the nerve center of Willy Wonka's candy factory. I didn't know what to look at first. The wall of professional-grade knives? (Because that's exactly what a kid would go for first... the weapons...) The assortment of cutting boards and butcher blocks? The cookware and bakeware? The gourmet treats? The books? The bins full of interesting-looking-why-don't-I-have-one-of-those-in-my-life gadgets? I was totally overwhelmed and was loving every second of it.


Set of Espresso Cups from The Brooklyn Kitchen in Brooklyn, NY - Photo by Taste As You Go


I didn't spend too much time in reverie mode and made the switch into hunter mode pretty quickly. Even though the stop into The Brooklyn Kitchen was impromptu, I began to search for a very specific item on my foodie wish list: a set of espresso cups. After a little bit of searching, Mary finally spotted them.


Set of Espresso Cups from The Brooklyn Kitchen in Brooklyn, NY - Photo by Taste As You Go


I didn't hesitate. I grabbed a box of the cups on the shelf beneath the display set and immediately got in line. For less than $15 (including NY sales tax), those cute little cups were mine!

Any guesses as to why I wanted them badly enough to force Mary to delay our donut run?

The Brooklyn Kitchen
100 Frost Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 389-2982 | Map

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