In this city, restaurants come and go faster than you can say "sustainable locavore burger." And even though there are great new additions to the culinary landscape popping up every week, you've gotta give kudos to anyone who can stick it out for over a year. With that in mind, we bring you Still Got It, our tribute to establishments that continue to serve mouthwatering meals and drinks long after the buzz has faded—or if the lingering hype is still justified.

Bushwick's bar and restaurant scene's been blowing up over the past couple of years, with hip new establishments popping up (and jacking up rents) with astounding frequency. These newcomers have sparked debate over whether they're welcome additions or just ominous signs that Bushwick will soon suffer the same hyper-gentrified fate as, say, Williamsburg. But the neighborhood's culinary scene is certainly still worth a try, if just for standby bistro Northeast Kingdom.

Rustic little Northeast Kingdom has been around much longer than some of its neighboring eateries, having opened just off the Jefferson L stop in the fall of 2005. Since then, owners and founders Paris Smeraldo and Meg Lipke have striven to serve organic, locally-sourced dishes reminiscent of those cooked up in farms in their native Vermont; chef Kevin Adey likes to use ingredients found on foraging adventures or purchased from nearby organic farmers, utilizing them to create hearty, flavorful meals. The menu changes depending on the season, though some dishes, like the meaty, Vermont-cheddar topped Autumn’s Harvest Farm Burger ($17), remain constant. For appetizers, try the fennel salad ($9), a piquant mix of crunchy fennel, creme fraiche and grapefruit, or the fresh farm egg ($9); favorite main courses include the garlicky winter mushroom pasta tossed with creme fraiche ($17) and the aforementioned burger.

Northeast Kingdom's also got a good beer and wine selection, with local drafts of the former including Six Point Sweet Action and Brooklyn Pennant Ale. And they serve brunch on weekends and lunch on weekdays: check out the stomach-warming buttermilk biscuits made with homemade gravy and sausage ($13) on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The restaurant can get pretty crowded on weekend evenings, but they've got a whole downstairs area for drinks while you're waiting, plus they take dinner reservations for parties bigger than four people, and have a late-night menu that goes from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Though, do be prepared to wait for your food on a busy night, and expect to dine in close quarters to your neighbors; the upstairs space is small, and you might find yourself sitting next to a couple dining on a locally-sourced $20+ broiled salmon, sighing about how Bushwick's just so over.

Northeast Kingdom is located at 18 Wyckoff Ave at the corner of Troutman Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn (718-386-3864, north-eastkingdom.com).