Cheap Eats Before a Free Concert in Prospect Park
For those with time to kill: Cubana Cafe (80 6th Ave., right off Flatbush Avenue) The food here is less of a draw than the cocktails and the decor, but it’s still consistently good, with a menu that hews closely to the dishes I’ve seen served in Havana: black-bean soup, roast chicken with rice, plantains. Most plates are meat-heavy and generous with the portions—beware ordering an appetizer and a main dish unless you’re very hungry. As you wait for the show to begin, linger over a mojito or a cold beer in a breezy dining room painted turquoise, pink, and yellow, where the floor-to-ceiling windows are flung open all summer long. For picky eaters: 67 Burger (234 Flatbush Ave.) With a long and flexible list of food options, 67 Burger has something to please everyone. The menu has your cheeseburgers, your curly fries, and your Lagunitas on tap, but also real salads and two veggie-burger options, all of which can be customized with many extras like goat cheese, chipotle mayo, and olive tapenade. Burgers range from $6.75 to $10. There’s also a wine selection and something called a beer shake, which intrigued me but not enough to try it on a weekday alone. Photos by Kasia Mychajlowycz.
Kasia Mychajlowycz is a freelance writer living in New York City, where she moved after finishing her master's degree in 2012 in her hometown, Toronto. Kasia writes about tiny apartments, ballerinas on Instagram, the black market for gas after Hurricane Sandy and everything in between. You can find her loud mouth on Twitter and read other work at her website.