Where: The General Store/The Lodge (318 Grand St., Brooklyn)
Website: lodgenyc.com

BK's Williamsburg is known for hipsters and expensive apartments. After this article hits the web, “hipsterburg” will become known for one more thing: The Chocolate Monkey.

On the southeast corner of Grand and Havemeyer lies the Lodge (the General Store is its next-door counterpart). You'll see tattooed hipsters perched on track bikes, eating sandwiches and smoking out front, all at the same time.

If you can get past that, the goodness that is the Chcolate Monkey awaits you inside. The smoothie contains small bits of banana, peanut butter, chocolate syrup, and soymilk. This tantalizing blend is thick and soothing to the taste buds on a hot summer day. The distinct taste of peanut butter and banana reminded me of the days when I used to create makeshift desserts from scratch. It’s the bizness, SON!