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No other meal matches the unfussy spirit of summer as perfectly as a burger and fries. After a hot day at the beach or a long night out, there’s no better simple pleasure. Here are seven of our favorite Brooklyn burgers to satisfy your craving, whenever it hits. Photo: @DinerNYC Diner, 85 Broadway, Williamsburg Once upon a time, Diner was the only restaurant in the neighborhood. South Williamsburg has grown up around the farm-to-table restaurant, but it's still worth a trip for their grass-fed burgers served with house-made ketchup, mayo and mustard and perfectly crispy fries. Pair with a class...

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 Top: The Good Batch ice cream sandwich. Order one of each for best results. When it was time for Anna Gordon to name her burgeoning business, she came up with “The Good Batch,” as in a delicious batch of the cookies she was specializing at the time: stroopwafels. Today the Dutch sweet is still a staple of her wholesale business, but it’s only one of the baked goods tempting customers at her Clinton Hill cafe and bakery, where you’ll find everything from cupcakes to ice cream sandwiches featuring their homemade cookies and Blue Marble ice cream, a quintessential Brooklyn treat....

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(Top: Marisa Wu hard at work in her candy factory.)  Brooklyn may not be a quaint seaside town, but it does have its very own saltwater taffy company, Salty Road. Owner and chief taffy puller Marisa Wu makes delicious candy in modern flavors like salted mango lassi, bergamot and salty caramel apple. When she's not making candy, she's either at the beach, eating or drinking something delicious, or exploring Brooklyn. Here are a few of her favorite spots.  Order a treat with your coffee at Caprices by Sophie. To get caffeinated she heads to one of Gimme Coffee's locations or...

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 Treat yourself, it's summer. Top photo: @malai_icecream The sweaty depths of New York City summers are made considerably sweeter by the fact that some of the best ice cream anywhere can be found all over Brooklyn. Skip the slice, don’t even think about your oven and take a break from farmer’s market greens for a night and make sure to eat ice cream for dinner at least a couple times during the warmest months of the year. Brooklyn is awash in innovative flavors and exceptionally good classic cones. Here are a few favorite places to get cold and creamy. A...

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All right, let's talk about your grill game. Everybody has the basics on hand-the same old supermarket ketchup, mustard, and relish brands we all buy. But a next-level griller comes correct with rad condiments that elevate any backyard get-together.  So first, about those standard-issue bottles of ketchup, mustard and relish--push 'em to the end of the picnic table and give the limelight to these top-quality, small-batch upgrades from our pals at Brooklyn Brine: Better Classic Ketchup, Maple Bourbon Mustard, and Maple Bourbon Relish.  OK then, basics covered. Now you need to think about pleasing the pepper-heads. Our absolute favorite spicy grill-side condiments are Bushwick...

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