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Warm Vibes in Gowanus


When the weather beckons you to be outside (or you're trying to convince yourself it's not that cold) head to Pig Beach for a great laid back bbq spot and if your sweet tooth strikes you'll be in good position to swing by Ample Hills for scoop.

Samantha RazookSamantha Razook

Samantha is the Founder of Curious Jane - an educational content company for girls ages 6 to 11 – with projects and curriculum revolving around science + engineering + design. In addition to being a Founder and a Mom to her two daughters, Samantha knows Gowanus, having run her business in the neighborhood for over 8 years and counting.

Pig BeachRestaurants & Cafes
Laid-back outdoor bar & eatery offering trays of pit-smoked BBQ, plus draft beer & cocktails.
480 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Pig Beach is the perfect warm weather hangout. The outdoor yard is huge and filled with rows of picnic tables. Two full bars, one inside and one out will keep a steady flow of beer, wine and cocktails. It's a family friendly spot with solid bbq - think brisket, ribs, pulled pork, coleslaw and mac ‘n’ cheese.

Ample Hills Creamery GowanusIce Cream
Factory, shop & roof deck by a Brooklyn ice cream maker, with 24 rotating flavors & other treats.
(347) 725-4061website
305 Nevins St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

A Brooklyn born creamery serving up delicious and creative flavors. The Gowanus shop has it's own unique, "It Came From Gowanus" flavor. It tells the story of an imagined movie monster emerging from the polluted canal. Full of deep, dark mystery and endless surprises, this flavor is a salty dark chocolate ice cream mixed with orange-scented brownies, hazelnut crack’d cookies and white chocolate pearls (an homage to the oysters tasked with cleaning up the waterway).

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