Brooklyn is a melting pot in its own right, and so is this literary-themed restaurant. Here you'll find riffs on traditional American, Mexican and even Canadian fare, as well as Bacon Bloody Marys (!). We're rather fond of that last one.Brooklyn is a melting pot in so many delicious ways. And as the most populous borough, there’s bound to be a food to please every hankerin’ palate – especially at Lola BKLYN. Here they’re offering up three distinct varieties to get us in the eatin’ mood. The North American fare at this Fort Greene bistro, has elements from America, Canada and Mexico. The whole place is literary themed, with quotes to read from our favorite authors as we peruse the menu and books to browse while polishing off those last bits of poutine. But that’s not the only entertainment this joint has to offer. Tuesday Nights are all about trivia (and, of course, winning a $50 bar tab), Wednesdays are the weekly Comedy Night, and Sundays are prime TV-watching time (Lola hosts screenings of popular shows).
Then there's the empanadas. Outside, they’re covered in crispy goodness, and inside, they’re stuffed with a tasty array of fillings that change every day. (We’ll be crossing our fingers for another lobster empanada day in the near future.) For a traditional American eat, take a huge, satisfying bite out of the bison burger. It’s made from sustainably reared bison right here in the U.S. of A., and the brioche bun is baked fresh in-house. And from our Northern neighbors, there’s also a rich helping of Canadian comfort food to be had. Don’t miss out on the duck poutine, with rich layers of handcut fries, cheese curd, gravy and shredded duck confit. Come for the fun, and stay for another Bacon Bloody Mary. Because, well, who wouldn’t?
Duck Poutine, $14
Bison Burger, $14
Bacon Bloody Mary, $8
Hurricane Nola, $11
Monday - Friday, noon. to 5 p.m.
Daily, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. , Bar ‘til 3 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.