The holidays are dead and gone, but we remain in the mood for giving this week. There’s still time—but not even three hours—to win two $40 tickets to the Wedding Crashers fair tomorrow, and now we’ve got something singletons and families can enjoy as well: a $50 gift certificate from the Park Slope eatery Melt. A warmly-lit, uncluttered spot on Bergen Street and Fifth Avenue, Melt has a menu to bring in anyone from the cold. We’re talking grass-fed burgers with cave-aged cheddar and roasted tomato, cauliflower and cumin soup with blue cheese dumplings and the like.
Beyond the regular menu from Executive Chef and former Top Chef contestant Mark Simmons—who recently chatted with our friends at Brooklyn Based—Melt offers a few weekly recession specials for a very friendly $9.50. You’ll find the “blackboard specials” on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights, but the budget mains are nothing but first class. (Try the fried chicken with truffle honey and fingerling potatoes and see what you think).
To win the $50 gift certificate email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, noon. This one’s a random drawing, so you can write whatever you want or nothing at all in the email (though fan letters are always appreciated). But you do have to be a Brokelyn subscriber to win. Sign up here, and you’ll receive occasional emails about our unmissable stories and other great giveaways and contests.
Melt, 440 Bergen St. at Fifth Ave., 718-230-5925.