Humboldt & Jackson
434 Humboldt Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222 (Williamsburg)
Eater has the scoop:
This new bar from Brooklyn Star restaurateur Bill Reed offers an all-American list of wines and beers, plus bar snacks like beer cheese and chicken liver mousse. There’s also a space filled with long banquet tables in the back, where Reed will have guest chefs like Brendon Doyle of Pork Slope serve their menus of small plates on a rotating weekly or bi-weekly basis.
603 Hart Street (Bushwick)
Brooklyn, NY 11221
And there’s a new Po-Boy joint in Bushwick, Orleans:
Bushwick newcomer Orleans Po Boys has absolutely nailed the original, french-fry bearing version of the sandwich. The place is located under the M tracks at the acute corner of Myrtle and Hart, really just a food truck with a corrugated fence around it. There’s plenty of counter and picnic table seating, making one wonder what’s going to happen in the winter. No matter, for now the place is nearly perfect.
The french fry version was piled high with fried potatoes, standard diner french fries and not ones so good you’d be forced to pull them out of the sandwich and eat them separately. The french fries are ennobled by the high-quality bread, but what really makes the sandwich killer is the gravy. This is beef gravy like someone who went to cooking school might make, generously flecked with coarse-ground black pepper. A little mayo and some greenery serve to run a little interference, but also to make the sandwich unspeakably lush.
The oyster po’ boy was great, too, with homemade tartar sauce and some nice dill pickles of the German jarred sort like they use in Texas’s great barbecues. No sweet, homemade, Brooklyn rippled pickle chips for these folks.
Cow & Clover
291 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (Williamsburg)
We don’t have much information on this new one on Kent Ave, but we do have a menu. Cow & Clover is on the Southside, beside the recently shuttered Indie Flick.They’re open daily for dinner with a Brooklyn-by-numbers menu of farm-to-table fare.