City Spotlights

Mast Brothers

Originally from Iowa, these artisanal chocolate makers might just have the sweetest factory tour in Brooklyn. There’s plenty to taste here, and a “brew bar” that serves up transporting chocolate concoctions in liquid form.

Brooklyn Flea

Hundreds of the borough’s best vendors come together for this weekend bazaar, from Asia Dog (with its classic kimchi and seaweed-flake hot dog) to ConRags, a preppy-vintage purveyor. Arrive early, as this New Brooklyn ritual is a popular one. And there’s always good coffee on hand anyway.

Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club

Not just an ironic reference to shuffleboard, but the real thing. There are ten lanes at this 17,000-square-foot rec hall, and the theme—retro Floridian, all Boca pastels and tropical flourishes—is executed with brilliant panache. A different food truck pulls up every night, to complement the craft beers (Smuttynose, Captain Lawrence) and well-made frou-frou cocktails.

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