EaterNY took a tour of Brighton Beach to see what was up post-Sandy. Definitely click on the story for photos and details. The short version: By the water, not so good. A few blocks inland, much better.
The big problem, it seems, is lack of customers. If you have an uncontrollable, or even just strong-ish, desire for some vareniki, get on the Q train and head to Café Glechik.
Eater has a list/map of at least 40 restaurants that are still sidelined by the hurricane.
The list includes Red Hook favorites The Good Fork and Fort Defiance, as well as Lucky Strike, Acqua and Almondine.
Excellent food site Eater surveys how some of the city’s neighborhoods and restaurants are faring after the storm.
"Even for restaurants that have been able to reopen, any sense of normalcy is still a ways off. While it’s impossible to tell every story at any given time, here’s a look around the city to see how the restaurant industry is doing a couple of weeks after the storm."
Check out the whole story here.