15. ReynardUpscale restaurant in the trendy Wythe Hotel that’s a longtime staple for brunch or dinner. The place you bring your parents when they visit. Conveniently located just across the street from the Bowl. 6. Llama InnEverything on Llama Inn’s menu is extremely fresh and creative, with a funky, colorful decor to match. The Peruvian spot is a good place to go with a group, because you’ll want to share everything. Great ceviche, interesting cocktails, can’t go wrong. 2. Vinnie’sThis is the best place in Williamsburg to get a classic slice but is also known for their creative specialty pies, most notably making national news headlines (literally) for their pizza-topped pizza creation. Reliably open late, Vinnie’s is always there for you at the end of the night. They also have vegan cheese, for all you hippies. 4. JulietteThe inside of Juliette feels like a secret garden in France. It’s cute, bright, and welcoming. Though you’ll usually find a wait during brunch time, dinner here is more lowkey, despite boasting a huge menu with something for everyone. During the summer be sure to sit on the roof. 17. Los Morelos Taco TruckThere are a few taco trucks in the area. This one on 7th and Bedford is the best. Though when you’re stumbling home at 3 AM it probably won’t make a difference. 5. LiliaThis is the only restaurant on the list that you’ll have trouble getting into. However, the hype is merited, and you should definitely make it a point to go to Lilia at least once. Homemade pastas like malfadini with pink peppercorns, sheeps milk agnolotti, and even a simple rigatoni diavola are all perfectly executed by chef Missy Robbins. The grilled clams are also outstanding. Pro-tip: Use the app Resy and set a notification for the day and time range you want. When someone cancels a reservation, you’ll be notified and have the option to grab it, as long as someone else doesn’t get to it first. Dinner and a show: a classic combo, a tale as old as time. Williamsburg, Brooklyn has become a mecca for the food scene, with tons of options and something for everyone, from an intimate date night to a trendy hot spot. The Pre-Show Eats Instagram and Facebook Group were created to help answer the age-old question, “Where should we grab a bite before the show?”. In this edition of Pre-Show Eats, we tackle the many food options surrounding our beloved Brooklyn Bowl.1. El AlmacenThis Argentinian nook right off of the Bedford L stop is as cozy as it is tasty. Great spot for pre-show guac, tacos, ceviche, and other light bites, or opt for their popular meat dishes. Delicious margs and speciality cocktails complete the experience. You can’t go wrong here. 10. RiderLocated inside of classical music venue National Sawdust, this place feels somewhere in the middle of sophisticated and quirky. The menu is somewhat random, but everything is pretty good. Standout dishes include the smoked ricotta and the hot fried eggplant. Go for happy hour from 3-7 PM for $5 pizettes and $6 glasses of wine. 13. Mabel’s BBQA good place to go with a group pre-show that’s flexible in dealing with separate checks and arrival times. It’s also conveniently located just down the block from the Bowl. 8. Brooklyn BowlThis list would be remiss to leave out Brooklyn Bowl’s award-winning, Blue Ribbon-run kitchen. The Bowl is undeniably worth going for the food alone. The fried chicken is some of the best in the city, or opt for some apps for a lighter pre-show option. The hummus, roasted adobo corn, and buffalo cauliflower are some of my favorites to get and share with a group. The flatbread pizzas are also great and perfect for sharing (The Mediterranean is my favorite), and the mac and cheese is next level. 3. AllswellThe menu changes often, but everything here is pretty solid. Good for burgers, small plates and cocktails. Go for happy hour from 4-7 PM for $1 oysters and discounted drinks. 16. OasisWhen you need that late night falafel fix, Oasis is your reliable go-to. It’s conveniently located right at the Bedford L stop, in case you’re running late for the show and forgot to eat dinner. 9. Cafe MogadorMogador is consistently one of the best brunch spots in Williamsburg, but it doubles as the perfect spot for pre-show eats. The charming Moroccan restaurants has a large selection of mezze (small appetizers such as dips) that make for the perfect lighter side meal that’s still satisfying and bursting with flavor. 11. Meatball ShopAn NYC staple. Your choice of meatball (beef, pork, chicken, or veggie) in any number of variations: on a hero, in a brioche bun with mozz, topped with a fried egg, on top of pesto pasta, you name it. Everything on the menu is good, including the make-your-own ice cream sandwiches that let you choose your cookie and handmade ice cream flavors. 14. Westlight/Leuca @ The William Vale360 degree city views make up for the fact that this is the only place in Williamsburg that will have a line around the block on weekends – though if you have a res at either of the trendy hotel’s two restaurants, this won’t be an issue. Head up to Westlight, the rooftop bar/restaurant, for high-end cocktails and lighter fare, or hit Leuca downstairs if you want great Italian food with an innovative menu. Be sure to go up and check out Westlight either way, as well as the rest of the hotel’s funky decor. 12. MyMoonA hidden gem right in the heart of Williamsburg, just three blocks from the Bowl, with a romantic ambiance that feels like you’ve been transported from Brooklyn to Barcelona. Good date night spot, or go with a group and order everything on the menu – it’s tapas style, so you’re allowed. 7. Casa PublicaSolid Mexican food. Not much more to say. If you want pre-show chips and guac, margs, tacos, and the like in a nice setting, go here. Runners Up:BaoburgCafe ColetteDelaware and Hudson TavernRosarito Fish ShackKesteKent Ale HouseTwo Door TavernThe BedfordSeaSweet ChickZenkichiDOC Wine BarGreenpoint Fish & LobsterCherry PointSauvageNormanChez Ma TanteFollow @EatHearNow on Instagram, join the Facebook group, and use #PreShowEats on your posts to be featured.
U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Karen G Mills issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Vermont that were affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred on May 26-27.”The US. Small Business Administration is strongly committed to providing the people of Vermont with the most effective and customer-focused response possible to assist homeowners, renters, and businesses with federal disaster loans. Getting businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA.”The disaster declaration covers the Vermont counties of Caledonia and Washington, which are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA. Small businesses and most private non-profit organizations in the following adjacent counties are eligible to apply only for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Addison, Chittenden, Essex, Lamoille, Orange, and Orleans in Vermont; and Grafton County in New Hampshire.Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible up to $40,000 to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed personal property.Businesses and private non-profit organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. The SBA may increase a loan up to 20 percent of the total amount of disaster damage to real estate and/or leasehold improvements, as verified by SBA, to make improvements that lessen the risk of property damage by future disasters of the same kind.For small businesses, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.Interest rates are as low as 2.688 percent for homeowners and renters, 3 percent for non-profit organizations and 4 percent for businesses with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 800-462-7585 for people with speech or hearing disabilities. Additional details on the locations of Disaster Recovery Centers and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for people with speech or hearing disabilities) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET or by sending an e-mail to [email protected](link sends e-mail).Those affected by this disaster may fill out a loan application online by visiting SBA’s website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/(link is external) .The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is September 06, 2011.The deadline to return economic injury applications is April 09, 2012.For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at www.sba.gov(link is external) .SOURCE: U.S. Small Business Administration WASHINGTON, Jul 11, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — read more