On the first really cold day in November I found myself way down at the south end of Park Slope around lunch time. I stopped by Korzo, the Eastern European bar and restaurant on 5th Ave, for some hearty fare to warm me up. There were lots of things on the menu I wanted to try, but with Thanksgivukkah right around the corner there was only one thing I couldn’t pass up: apple-raisin potato latkes, topped with mushrooms, zucchini, and creme fraiche. The latkes were crunchy on the outside, moist and chewy on the inside. The mushroom-zucchini-onion topping bordered on too salty, but it was tempered by the sweetness of the apple chunks and raisins and rounded out by the richness of the creme fraiche (flecked with dill). Washed down with a tall glass of Köstritzer Schwarzbier, it was the perfect lunch for a cold and windy day.
Korzo — 667 5th Ave