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GO Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper#8217;s essential guide to the Borough of Kings

Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006

LOST AND FOUND       

In 2002, I visited a restaurant in Williamsburg called La Brunette. It was a small place with a chic, modern interior. Although the eatery got a lot of hype early on for its hip ambience and consistently fine French-Caribbean menu, a few months later, it closed. Comment

’MARTHA’ FALLS FOR RED HOOK’S ’SALTY’ CHARM

Convicted kitchen queen Martha Stewart has developed a craving for a Red Hook favorite: salty cake. Comment

JEWISH DOCS

Congregation B’nai Avraham in Brooklyn Heights hopes to lure neighbors into a dialogue about Jewish history and culture — as well as contemporary issues facing the community — with a film festival. Comment

CHARM’ED LIFE

Bill Charmatz, an illustrator whose drawings have appeared on the pages of "The New York Times Book Review," "Sports Illustrated," "Time," "Esquire" and other publications for several decades before his death last September 2005, began his career on the streets of Williamsburg. Comment

‘All My Children’ star to perform ballads and honky-tonk from debut CD at Southpaw        

Cady McClain is used to having multiple identities. As the chameleon character Dixie Cooney on ABC’s “All My Children,” McClain has evoked more emotions in 13 seasons than most people experience in a lifetime. She has played a doting wife, a scandalous mistress, a protective mother, and just about every type of victim and villain that could possibly be conceived since she joined the cast in 1988. Comment

CRYING WOLF

For Jeff Lederman’s second eatery, he envisioned an informal place where diners could stop in for a small plate of something delicious. While his first business, Nectar, is a juice bar and cafe on Court Street, he wanted his follow-up to boast an Italian wine list at reasonable prices, many by the glass. And when he imagined the room, he knew it had to be inviting, so patrons would be comfortable lingering. Comment

BAC IS FABULOUS     AT 40

Brooklyn Arts Council celebrated 40 years of supporting the borough’s artists, arts organizations and community groups with its "Alive With Art" cocktail party at the Marriott in Downtown Brooklyn on Nov. 15. Comment

BEST OF THE FEST       

For a film festival that bills itself as the "transatlantic crossroads of independent cinema," programming features, documentaries and shorts made in the United States and Europe, it seems surprising that a first-time director from Windsor Terrace would beat the global odds and take home a gold statuette. Comment