Fort Greene is a Worthy Dining Destination
Fort Greene has more going for it than beautiful brownstones, leafy trees and a huge park: It’s filled with great restaurants that are worth a trip, whether by subway or by foot.
Colonia Verde - Their menu is filled with familiar favorites remade with Latin ingredients, like the duck confit tacos with catupiry, a creamy Brazilian cheese. There’s a backyard garden for warm weather, and a killer weekend brunch with fluffy dulche de leche pancakes.
Lulu & Po - A big menu of shareable plates and a cozy atmosphere make this the ideal spot for date night. Their dishes are inventive and adventurous, from DIY bone marrow tacos to a lamb tartare with harissa.
Martha - The subway tiles and reclaimed wood say “Brooklyn,” but the food is definitively Asian-fusion. Brussels sprouts are topped with fish sauce, the sweet corn is drenched in miso butter and a fried half-chicken comes with a drizzle of General Tso’s glaze.
Prospect - The essence of a neighborhood restaurant with a bi-level backyard and plenty of beers on tap. The seasonal American menu makes way for a burger special on Monday nights, and walk-ins are accepted at the chef’s table.

Fort Greene is a Worthy Dining Destination

Fort Greene has more going for it than beautiful brownstones, leafy trees and a huge park: It’s filled with great restaurants that are worth a trip, whether by subway or by foot.

Colonia Verde - Their menu is filled with familiar favorites remade with Latin ingredients, like the duck confit tacos with catupiry, a creamy Brazilian cheese. There’s a backyard garden for warm weather, and a killer weekend brunch with fluffy dulche de leche pancakes.

Lulu & Po - A big menu of shareable plates and a cozy atmosphere make this the ideal spot for date night. Their dishes are inventive and adventurous, from DIY bone marrow tacos to a lamb tartare with harissa.

Martha - The subway tiles and reclaimed wood say “Brooklyn,” but the food is definitively Asian-fusion. Brussels sprouts are topped with fish sauce, the sweet corn is drenched in miso butter and a fried half-chicken comes with a drizzle of General Tso’s glaze.

Prospect - The essence of a neighborhood restaurant with a bi-level backyard and plenty of beers on tap. The seasonal American menu makes way for a burger special on Monday nights, and walk-ins are accepted at the chef’s table.

4 Ways to Celebrate Taco Tuesday in New York
Tacos and guacamole are up there on the list of our favorite foods, so we’re thrilled for the weekly excuse to feast on them. Here’s a list of our go-to taco-and-guac spots around New York City.
El Toro Blanco - Try their freshly-made guacamole with warm chips and veggie sticks, and chase it with a flight from their six-page mezcal and tequila menu.
Flinder’s Lane - This Aussie hot spot goes South of the Border once a week with a late-night Taco Tuesday menu from 10pm–1am. Expect Melbourne-meets-Mexico specials (like a recent one of corn on the cob with sambal mayo and tagarashi) and tequila cocktails.
Hecho en Dumbo - Their upscale tacos come with an equally chic setting. Ingredients like Berkshire pork, braised Spanish octopus and housemade chicharrón.
Sembrado - Grilled tacos on hand-pressed corn tortillas (known as al carbon style) are the specialty here. The guac is topped with queso fresco, and there’s a veg-friendly cactus taco. Did we mention the 2-for-1 tequilas on Tuesday nights?

4 Ways to Celebrate Taco Tuesday in New York

Tacos and guacamole are up there on the list of our favorite foods, so we’re thrilled for the weekly excuse to feast on them. Here’s a list of our go-to taco-and-guac spots around New York City.

El Toro Blanco - Try their freshly-made guacamole with warm chips and veggie sticks, and chase it with a flight from their six-page mezcal and tequila menu.

Flinder’s Lane - This Aussie hot spot goes South of the Border once a week with a late-night Taco Tuesday menu from 10pm–1am. Expect Melbourne-meets-Mexico specials (like a recent one of corn on the cob with sambal mayo and tagarashi) and tequila cocktails.

Hecho en Dumbo - Their upscale tacos come with an equally chic setting. Ingredients like Berkshire pork, braised Spanish octopus and housemade chicharrón.

Sembrado - Grilled tacos on hand-pressed corn tortillas (known as al carbon style) are the specialty here. The guac is topped with queso fresco, and there’s a veg-friendly cactus taco. Did we mention the 2-for-1 tequilas on Tuesday nights?

Congratulations to the Cover restaurants that earned recognition from the 2015 New York Michelin Guide!
2 Stars
Momofuku Ko
1 Star
AldeaBlue HillCarboneDelaware and HudsonJunoonLuksusThe Musket RoomPublicZZ’s Clam BarBib Gourmand Winners
Bar PrimiCataDear BushwickDo or DineHecho en DumboKhe-YoNorthern Spy Food Co.Pearl & AshPorsenaVinegar Hill HouseYunnan Kitchen
- The Cover Team

Congratulations to the Cover restaurants that earned recognition from the 2015 New York Michelin Guide!

2 Stars

Momofuku Ko

1 Star

Aldea
Blue Hill
Carbone
Delaware and Hudson
Junoon
Luksus
The Musket Room
Public
ZZ’s Clam Bar

Bib Gourmand Winners

Bar Primi
Cata
Dear Bushwick
Do or Dine
Hecho en Dumbo
Khe-Yo
Northern Spy Food Co.
Pearl & Ash
Porsena
Vinegar Hill House
Yunnan Kitchen


- The Cover Team

With the change of the season comes crunchy leaves, apple cider and pumpkin-spice everything. Though summer tomatoes are out, the bounty of fall is in, which is why we think this is the best season for dining out.
In celebration of the official arrival of Fall, we’re going to be giving out 14 Golden Tickets in New York and San Francisco this week. We’ll pick up the tab for one lucky table in each city every night from Monday, September 22nd to Sunday, September 28th.
All of our restaurants in both New York and San Francisco are eligible. And every diner counts as an entry, so take friends with you to increase your chances of winning. Create or join a table anytime this week and we’ll consider you entered. Winners will be notified via push notification at the end of their meal.

Keep us posted on your dining adventures via Twitter and Instagram using #covergrams and we’ll give you an additional entry.
Good luck and happy eating!
- The Cover Team

With the change of the season comes crunchy leaves, apple cider and pumpkin-spice everything. Though summer tomatoes are out, the bounty of fall is in, which is why we think this is the best season for dining out.

In celebration of the official arrival of Fall, we’re going to be giving out 14 Golden Tickets in New York and San Francisco this week. We’ll pick up the tab for one lucky table in each city every night from Monday, September 22nd to Sunday, September 28th.

All of our restaurants in both New York and San Francisco are eligible. And every diner counts as an entry, so take friends with you to increase your chances of winning. Create or join a table anytime this week and we’ll consider you entered. Winners will be notified via push notification at the end of their meal.

Keep us posted on your dining adventures via Twitter and Instagram using #covergrams and we’ll give you an additional entry.

Good luck and happy eating!

- The Cover Team

PSA: Cover is hiring!

Love restaurants? Ready to join one of the fastest growing startups in NYC? Cover is hiring Partner Solutions Associates! 

PSAs work directly with the top restaurants in the city to deliver the best experience possible - for both diners and waitstaff. You’ll make friends with GMs, drive new initiatives, spot problems before they arise and help Cover grow everyday. You’ll also eat very well. 

Great candidates are resourceful, creative problem-solvers, and relationship-oriented. You will have lots of responsibility and autonomy - and an immediate impact on who we are as a company. 

Sound interesting? Read more and apply here to join the Cover crew. 

Support Share Our Strength This September
1 in 5 children in America will go to bed tonight without enough to eat - that’s nearly 16 million kids. Share Our Strength is an organization that’s dedicated to solving the problem of childhood hunger, and they’re teaming up with restaurants to raise $10 million during the month of September. 
This month, restaurants nationwide will donate a percentage of proceeds to help provide nutritious food and culinary education to families in need. Each $1 raised will provide up to 10 meals for a child. 
We’re happy to support Share Our Strength by dining at these participating restaurants: 
Left Bank  - The focus here is fresh, simple food with farmer’s market ingredients in a cozy atmosphere. The menu appeals to carnivores and veggies alike with dishes like a classic bar steak alongside a flourless swiss chard cake. Dine here on September 8th—50% of the evening’s food sales and drink sales of a cocktail made with Half Moon Gin will go to Share Our Strength.
Tarallucci e Vino - This all-day spot serves a menu of Italian classics like gnudi with bufala ricotta, rainbow kale and pine nuts, and branzino with parsnips, capers, meyer lemon and rosemary. End your meal with one of their equally-compelling desserts (like ricotta cheesecake and tiramisu) and Tarallucci will make a donation on your behalf.
Annisa - A neighborhood gem with outstanding food and service worthy of its Michelin star, Annisa serves contemporary American food that incorporates Asian ingredients and is often playful, as in the case of their signature dish: seared foie gras soup dumplings with jicama. Order an Annisa cocktail with dinner and 30% of sales will be donated to Share Our Strength.

Support Share Our Strength This September

1 in 5 children in America will go to bed tonight without enough to eat - that’s nearly 16 million kids. Share Our Strength is an organization that’s dedicated to solving the problem of childhood hunger, and they’re teaming up with restaurants to raise $10 million during the month of September. 

This month, restaurants nationwide will donate a percentage of proceeds to help provide nutritious food and culinary education to families in need. Each $1 raised will provide up to 10 meals for a child. 

We’re happy to support Share Our Strength by dining at these participating restaurants: 

Left Bank  - The focus here is fresh, simple food with farmer’s market ingredients in a cozy atmosphere. The menu appeals to carnivores and veggies alike with dishes like a classic bar steak alongside a flourless swiss chard cake. Dine here on September 8th—50% of the evening’s food sales and drink sales of a cocktail made with Half Moon Gin will go to Share Our Strength.

Tarallucci e Vino - This all-day spot serves a menu of Italian classics like gnudi with bufala ricotta, rainbow kale and pine nuts, and branzino with parsnips, capers, meyer lemon and rosemary. End your meal with one of their equally-compelling desserts (like ricotta cheesecake and tiramisu) and Tarallucci will make a donation on your behalf.

Annisa - A neighborhood gem with outstanding food and service worthy of its Michelin star, Annisa serves contemporary American food that incorporates Asian ingredients and is often playful, as in the case of their signature dish: seared foie gras soup dumplings with jicama. Order an Annisa cocktail with dinner and 30% of sales will be donated to Share Our Strength.

Frank joins the Cover crew!

We’re excited to have Frank Harris join the team. He’s taking the lead on product development. 

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Previously, Frank co-founded Radico, was a Group Product Manager at Etsy, and a User Experience Designer at Google. 

A former recipe tester at The Washington Post, Frank equally enjoys cooking as well as dining out with friends. He considers the Chicago hot dog to be near-perfect: part salad, part hot dog. 

He swears by the fried chicken at The Commodore and anything off the menu at Estela.

When he isn’t eating, he is probably using Fancy Hands, working out, tweeting or telling a story. Sometimes all at the same time. 

Find him on Twitter: @HireFrank

Arielle joins the Cover crew!

We’re excited to have Arielle Shipper join the team. She’s working on our marketing and content strategy. 

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Arielle previously curated dates for HowAboutWe Couples and worked on Time Out NY’s offer program.

Outside the office, Arielle is a passionate cook who loves the challenge of dreaming up a recipe from fresh ingredients. Her favorite restaurant in NYC is Babbo, but more often you’ll find her enjoying a bowl of late-night noodles at Momofuku.

Welcome her on Twitter: @ArielleShipper

Jami joins the Cover crew!

We’re excited to welcome Jami Servidone to the team. She’s working on strategic partnerships with hospitality brands nationwide. 

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Jami joins us from Travelzoo, where she helped launch their Local program in the Northeast. 

Jami is our team travel and hotel buff - she loves the finer things in life! She’s also a huge animal lover, with two cats and a Border Collie at home in Chelsea. After work you can find her enjoying a glass of wine at Toro, before heading home on the High Line.

And she just joined Twitter! Lets get her started with some followers: @homerunhero

Kishin joins the Cover crew!

We’re excited to have Kishin Manglani join the team. He works on our iOS apps and the backend.

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Kishin previously worked with Lucas and team at Venmo, after finishing up his Computer Science MS at UPenn. 

Outside the office, Kishin enjoys creating all sorts of hardware hacks and exploring his neighborhood, Murray Hill. He’s also our newest resident photographer, so expect more beautiful food photos flooding the blog anytime. On the weekends you can find him at Rouge Tomate, one of his favorite Cover restaurants. 

Find him on Twitter: @KishinManglani