Dining and Sightseeing in Brooklyn

I thought it would be a good idea to see other areas of New York City that are outside of the typical tourist destinations.  On this excursion, we will venture around some of the unique and popular communities of Brooklyn while sampling the various ethnic cuisines of this large and diverse borough.

Our trip will begin with lunch and brunch at Acqua Santa Italian restaurant in Williamsburg, a very ethnically-diverse and historic community on the East River in Brooklyn.  Average sized dishes are priced from $9 to $20.  We will then walk a few blocks to the Momofuku Milk Bar, which serves unique treats such as compost cookies, cake truffles, milkshakes with organic milk, and veggie buns.  Coffee and beer are also served at the eatery.  Visit www.milkbarstore.com to view their menu.

We will end the trip with dining in the Lefferts Gardens neighborhood near Flatbush and Prospect Park, which is home to an established and still growing West Indian and African population.  The community also contains numerous restaurants that serve Caribbean, South Asian, and Chinese cuisines as well as soul food.  We will enjoy Caribbean food at the Mango Seed restaurant.  Prices range from $6 to $20.

Important Note:  For those that want to attend the meetup but desire to eat a different cuisine, there are other restaurant options in these neighborhoods, as you are free to eat wherever you choose.

 

Important Information 

*A detailed itinerary will be emailed one week before the date of the trip.

 

-We will meet at Union Station at 7:45AM.  We can all meet in front of the Starbucks in the Food Court.

-We will be traveling to New York through the Megabus service.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.megabus.com ($50 - $55 average for round trip).

-When entering website, schedule bus trip for 8:30AM - 1:00PM (Depart to New York), and schedule the return trip for 8:30PM - 1:00AM (Return to DC).  The date of the trip is Saturday, April 27, 2013.  Please be sure to enter information correctly, as Megabus does not refund tickets; however, they will allow you to reschedule trip 24 hours prior to the scheduled trip date.

-Union Station is located at 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE  Washington, DC.  Union Station is also Metro accessible on the Red Line at the Union Station Metro Station.  Parking at Union Station is available at their parking garage; however, the maximum cost is $22.00 for one day parking.

-Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions or concerns.

 

See you there!

 

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  • Amelia

    The weather was nice, the food was good! Is was nice to see new friendly faces.

    1 · April 28, 2013

    • fran N.

      Amelia lets do something different when the group goes to kings dominion and artscape.

      April 28, 2013

  • Ashley S.

    BK crew, I'm so glad we happened to each other. What a warm and slightly crazy bunch we are. Mario, you're a fantastic organizer and herder. I would give you a Momofuku cookie to show my gratitude, but what had happened was...;-) Until next time folks!

    4 · April 28, 2013

    • fran N.

      Ashley, I hope to hear more about your experiences working for the press.

      1 · April 28, 2013

    • Iris

      Nice meeting you Ashley. See you next time.

      1 · April 28, 2013

  • fran N.

    It was great to meet everyone and I look forward to seeing everyone again.

    April 28, 2013

    • Iris

      Fran, you're such a sweetheart. I look forward to seeing you again soon!

      April 28, 2013

  • Antonio

    My first time out with the group and I truly enjoyed it....glad I met all you ladies....and fellas....my hat off to Mario for starting this meetup.....i'm will definitely be attending new in the future!!!

    2 · April 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Glad you made it Antonio. Nice chatting with you. See you next time.

      April 28, 2013

    • Iris

      It was nice meeting you Antonio. I'm glad you enjoyed the trip and the group. See you next time.

      April 28, 2013

  • Judine S.

    Fun sites, excellent food, and wonderful people! Mario, thanks for arranging this event.

    2 · April 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was fun hanging out with you Judine. See you soon.

      April 28, 2013

    • Iris

      Nice meeting you Judine. See you at the next event.

      April 28, 2013

  • Iris

    I had a fun time with great eats and great company.

    1 · April 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Good to see you again Iris. See you next time.

      April 28, 2013

    • Iris

      Hi Gail! It was great seeing you again too. See you soon!

      April 28, 2013

  • Renee'

    It was wonderful to meet everyone. This was a fun group and a great experience!

    April 28, 2013

  • fran N.

    Wish I could have gotten to know everyone more.

    April 28, 2013

  • Aj J.

    I'm in!!! I can't wait!!

    2 · April 8, 2013

    • LaTasha R.

      Hi Gail, it was nice meeting you too!!!

      April 28, 2013

    • fran N.

      I look forward to celebrating your bday, AJ in Queens next month. I want to try your cocktail cupcakes, too.

      April 28, 2013

  • Brandon S.

    Enjoyed myself today as well. Got the chance to meet some new faces and had some great conversations. I look forward to the next meet up. Great time today great way to end my Bday week. Again thanks for a good time.

    2 · April 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was fun hanging out with you and your brother. See you two next time.

      1 · April 28, 2013

    • Brandon S.

      Thanks Gail it was nice meeting you too.. Enjoyed your company can't wait to do it again..

      2 · April 28, 2013

  • Lemel J.

    Enjoyed meeting you all... Email me and I'll send you the rest of my contact information. [masked]
    And FYI, my uncle was glad that we made out to see him. ;-)

    4 · April 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Good to meet you and your brother Branden. Hope the knee surgery works out.

      April 28, 2013

  • Erica

    Great time as usual! Nice to meet new people....until next time! :)

    1 · April 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was nice hanging out with you Erica see you next time.

      1 · April 28, 2013

  • jenifer

    Had a great time in Brooklyn! It was good to meet so many wonderful folks, thanks Mario!

    1 · April 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was nice hanging out with you Jennifer. See you soon.

      April 28, 2013

  • Candice

    Didn't get a chance to say goodbye but me and mom had a great time (which didn't surprise me). Love hanging out with ya'll and can't wait to see you guys again!!!
    .

    2 · April 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Really enjoyed you and your mom Candice. See you on another great trip!

      April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope everyone made it home safely. Looking forward to the next trip. Thanks Mario!

    2 · April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a great trip. Had a really good time met new people and glad to see those I met before.

    3 · April 28, 2013

  • bev

    sounds like you had big fun!

    April 27, 2013

  • bev

    I can go in june when you guys do the brooklyn bridge

    April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have another event, wish I could go to my favorite place to visit..enjoy!

    April 26, 2013

  • Erica

    Sry I will not be able to attend this one, sounds like a great one too...I Love Caribbean, Asian, and some of the diverse things you have planned...Well have fun guys, definitely will catch up with you all in the near future ;)

    April 26, 2013

  • Ashley S.

    Anyone coming from downtown Silver Spring interested in sharing a cab to Union? Metro will be it's usual track-work-everywhere mess.

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i am sorry but i m not able to attend i hope i can make it to the next event

    April 24, 2013

  • LaBrina

    Hey guys, I'm going to meet a friend in NYC the night before so I'll already be there. I can meet you guys at the bus station when you arrive.

    April 22, 2013

  • Sonya-Charie

    In Atlanta..

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do you have a wait list? Please let me know of you get any openings for two. :)

    April 14, 2013

    • Mario J.

      Hello Zo. In addition to a spot being open, I also provided a waiting list for those who still want to go.

      April 14, 2013

    • fran N.

      Thanks. Is anyone else getting on in Baltimore? How early do you have to get to the park and ride in Baltimore to get a parking space?

      April 14, 2013

  • fran N.

    Please let me know if you get an opening for one. There are no seats left on the 8:30 PM NY to DC bus, but there are more than 10 seats left on the 8:30 AM DC to NY bus.

    April 14, 2013

    • Mario J.

      Hey Fran. Thanks for the info. I decided to purchase a return trip for 9PM - 1:15AM. We will come back to the bus early for those who ride on the 8:30PM bus, and I will stay until the 9:00PM bus arrives.

      April 14, 2013

  • Soledad

    plans changed due to a "surprise" b-day event for me.

    3 · March 6, 2013

    • Soledad

      Haha!! Alex, you're more than welcome to my one- woman b-day party. Don't forget my present.

      April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all.

    April 4, 2013

  • Lilian G.

    Just found out that I have to work this day :( will have to miss this one

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Since I live here...where would I meet ya'll when you get to NYC?

    March 27, 2013

  • Asali E.

    didn't get to make the last one due to work. this time i'm off! can't wait!!!

    March 23, 2013

  • Antonio

    sounds like we'll be stuffed by the end of the day...but I haven't been to ny since January and its time for a fix!!!

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be apart if a hair show that day but that Is something that I would live to do one soon

    March 7, 2013

  • Lilian G.

    I would love to meet everyone and visit NY. I have visited before but have not been in Brooklyn!

    March 6, 2013

  • Xiomara

    I meant to RSVP for the Brooklyn Bridge walk meetup.

    February 27, 2013

  • Ronda

    Going to see Noah at the Sight & Sound Theatre on this day

    1 · February 13, 2013

  • Cynthia D B.

    must miss =( this one... now, returning from calif.

    February 9, 2013

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