I just love this blog post about happenings in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Enjoy.
By Denise Oliveira
If you still think Gowanus is nothing but a polluted canal that’s been designated as an environmental disaster, you are way behind the times. Gowanus is a Brooklyn neighborhood bordering Park Slope that’s offering an increasing number of fabulous dining and shopping options. Today we’re bringing you a tour of a few great finds in a single block of Gowanus: 3rd Avenue between President and Carroll Street.
Runner & Stone (http://runnerandstone.com/) is a bakery and restaurant that’s become a popular brunch spot. Besides having an extensive dine-in menu, they also offer breads and pastries to go. You can come at night and get a romantic table for two, or stop in for lunch and order something lighter at the bar. You might also want to pick up a few croissants to go.
The Pines (http://thepinesbrooklyn.com/info/) offers an upscale dining room, as well…
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