Whether you rollerbladed the Prospect Park loop or wandered around for 45 minutes trying to find a way out of the park, it’s probably about time for a burger. Head to Dutch Boy in Crown Heights and get a diner-style burger with or without (but definitely with) an egg on top. They also make spiked milkshakes, and it’s connected to Franklin Park, a big indoor/outdoor bar that feels like a party on summer weekends.
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