Along the Route is our ongoing series documenting the shops, bars, restaurants, venues, parks, and places we think you should know along the route of upcoming races. The first installment of ATR is for the 2022 RBC Brooklyn Half.
You've just finished a half-marathon and your cravings are going in 3 million different directions. Do you search for a lobster roll or a burger? Fries or fried clams? Nathan's line is wrapped around the block, and we know you don't want to be boxed into a craving corner.
Enter: Paul's Daughter.
A jack-of-all-trades eatery that get it's right (very rare). Lobster rolls, funnel cakes, and hot dogs are all musts. The beer is cold and they've got soft-serve ice cream in case you don't have time for the full Williams Candy experience. There are multiple tables for seating (sitting after a half-marathon is highly encouraged.) Our only gripe? There are no cheese fries on the menu. But hey, you can’t win em' all.
Distance from the RBC BK Half route:
It's basically on the route, but let's call it 0.25 miles.
When should you visit?
- Any time during the summer time. Weekdays and after 6pm on Sundays will be more low-key, but the people watching is half the fun, so go whenever
- After you finish crushing your half-marathon PR
What should you order?
- Hot diggity-dogs
- Clams: simple and delicious
- Soft serve ice cream
- Lobster rolls
- Cold beer
What else should you know?
Ask for ketchup and mustard packets after you order.