Neighborhood: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Address: 583 Vanderbilt Ave
Woodwork is a terrific soccer bar, but for those who can't tell the difference between a striker and a sweeper, the bar still needs to be on your radar because of the filthy-good mac. It's a five cheese truffle macaroni. Now, you might be wary because of two things. Lesser restaurants will often dress up mediocre macs with too many cheeses and truffles. But nothing can mask the poor work behind the dish. At Woodwork, you'll find the dressed-up version of mac that those crap plates aspire to be. It's rich, but balanced, and balance is what's usually sacrificed when truffle oil is spilled into a blend of 15 supermarket cheese-case cheeses. Thank you, Woodwork, for showing so many the way.