Of A Kind For GofG: The Hill-Side Designers Curate Their Top 5 Food & Drink Spots

by Erica Cerulo · July 14, 2011

    Emil and Sandy Corsillo have a lot going on when they're not designing limited editions for OfaKind. Not only do they design the buzzed-about, fabric focused accessories line The Hill-Side, but they  run the equally cool online shop Hickoree's. Here's where, according to Emil, they head when they need some sustenance, a little break and maybe a cheap lobster.

    Gordon Bennett Pub & Grub: "This is the bar downstairs from our office in Williamsburg. We spend more time there than we'd like to admit. It is such a welcoming, friendly place, and we're friends with the owners and all the regulars. It's our cheers. We hosted our holiday party there last year, too." (109 S. 6th St. Brooklyn 718-599-9109: gordonbennettbar.com)

    M. Wells: "This place is a few blocks from one of our factories, up in Long Island City. It's housed in an old diner, but with incredible food that's totally unusual for the setting-at reasonable prices. We love to set at the counter during the busy lunch rush and watch the controlled chaos. We just discovered it recently, but it is a new favorite and gives us an excuse to check up on our necktie production. The spaghetti sandwich is not to be missed." (21-17 49th Ave., Long Island City, 347-730-6588; mwellsdiner.com)

    The Woods: "This bar is downstairs from our apartments, and it's got a great energy and a nice outdoor area.  The food from the taco truck on the back patio is delicious, convenient, and cheap- it's a great place for us to grab dinner after work."  (48 S. 4th Street, Brooklyn,718-782-4955)


    1OR8: "1-OR-8 has the best sushi we've ever tasted- though we've yet to eat at Masa or Sushi Yasuda.  The setting is fancy but unpretentious, and, in addition to the omakase sushi, the whole lobster is awesome (and surprisingly reasonably priced).  They also make some excellent cocktails."  (66 S. 2nd St., Brooklyn, 718-384-2152; oneoreightbk.com)

    Roberta's: "We really miss Roberta's.  It opened behind our old apartment/office when we used to be in Bushwick, and we ate there constantly.  We lament the fact that we don't head out there much anymore.  We shot part of our Spring/Summer 2010 lookbook in their back patio and up on their rooftop greenhouse/garden."  (261 Moore St., Brooklyn, 718-417-1118; robertaspizza.com)

    Erica Cerulo is the co-founder of limited-editions site Of a Kind and a fashion contributor for Guest of a Guest.