The Village Voice just published a local’s guide to New York neighborhoods, appointing Hannibal Buress of Broad City fame as Williamsburg’s local expert. Buress, who lives in Williamsburg, loves the chicken sandwich at The Commodore, the bibimbap at Dokebi, and watching NBA playoff games at Mulholland’s. Sadly, the Voice didn’t include Bushwick or Greenpoint so we don’t know where Zosia Mamet (Bushwick resident) likes to hang:
Commodore (366 Metropolitan Avenue) is a good start, because I go there after Knitting Factory shows. Their chicken sandwich is good. They have some good DJs sometimes. Bartenders are cool. It’s a good spot.
I like playing drunk Skee-Ball at the Skee-Ball bar, Full Circle (318 Grand Street). I’ll stop in there before going home. It’s the best time to play, when there’s nobody else there. Sometimes it’s free — that’s great; there’s no stakes when it’s free. I just shoot for the 100s. And sometimes I kill it and get a 680 or something like that. Sporadically skilled.
I like Dokebi’s Korean joint (199 Grand Street). I been going there for a while, whenever somebody’s visiting town, they want to have lunch, or doing an interview, or a meeting. They bring out a bunch of appetizers — whenever you order something, six or seven different things. And I get the bibimbap in the sizzling bowl. I been going there for like six years — that’s my go-to spot.
More at the Voice.