The original location in a growing chain of panini-centric restaurants, Press 195 in trendy Park Slope was developed by college friends Brian Karp, Chris Evans, and Jimmy Volz. Brick and tile line the interior, expansive windows allow plenty of natural light, and mismatched-color tabletops splash vibrancy throughout the dining room. Customers will also find a backyard garden for dining al fresco. While salads, pressed sandwiches, and burgers are available, it is the ‘knish corner’ items that are the specialty, with ingredients like roast beef, meatloaf, or pastrami dressed with cheese and sauce and layered between two pressed potato knishes.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.