Tag Archives: Park Slope

The Empanada Lady of 5th Ave.

The Empanada LadyOn any given day, rain or shine, cold or summer’s heat, she can be found selling spicy, crescent-moon shaped packages of goodness. If ever find yourself hungry on the corner of 5th Ave and 13th in Park Slope, she is the person you want to know. Grab a chicken or beef or, what the heck, one of each and enjoy!

Empanada Lady Cart
You can find her cart at the corner of 5th Ave and 13th Street in Park Slope.

Der Kommissar: Würstelstand, Brooklyn Style

Three delicious sausages courtesy of Der Kommissar: Kasekriner, classic viennese filled with molten cheese, leberkase, an austrian meatloaf made of pork, beef and veal, and the spicy debreziner with chilli and garlic.

The Würstelstand is more than a sausage stand-they are an institution all over Austria and Germany that not only serve an amazing array of meats in tube form, but also serve as social centers.  You can grab a quick debreziner (frankfurter laced with chilli and garlic) on the run or enjoy a käsekrainer (cheese filled sausage) and a beer while hanging out for hours.DSC_0001

Der Kommissar recreates this social atmosphere in the heart of Brooklyn. Their three-sausage sampler platter comes with two sides, in this case potato salad and their own secret formula sauerkraut. Served on butcher paper and a tray, bbq style, a nod to co-owner Gary Baldwin’s Texas roots.