When I first moved to Brooklyn, one of my favorite little finds was the relatively abandoned Vinegar Hill neighborhood past Dumbo and the mysteriously romantic navy yard. I've always loved a ghost town--abandoned things really get me going. Think of all the history these empty homes and shops have and of all the promise they offer for renaissance. The Vinegar Hill House opened amidst the vacant buildings over a year ago now, and I've wanted to go to there just as long. I'd like to try the roasted octopus and the farmstead cheese and salami with homemade crackers to start. Then I'd move on to the roasted pollack with brussel sprouts, pistachio, apple, and mint. Or what about the beef cheeks wth chestnut honey? Chestnut honey? Yes, please.