Brooklyn Food & Drink Round-Up


"Uber-Audible Ice Cream Truck" by amanda.mccreary

Ice Cream Truck Jingles: Hot or Not?
"One group of concerned citizens in Brooklyn is taking action against the incessant, insipid jingles reverberating on all sides of McCarren Park. They've put up signs decrying the noise pollution, and formed a Yahoo Group to share and document their noise complaint calls to 311 and the local precinct," says Gothamist. But Miss Heather of New York Shitty says, "The 94th Precinct (understaffed as it is) has better things to do than chase ice cream trucks. Get over it." Whose side are you on?

In related news: Grub Street reports, "This past weekend, aspiring Mister Softee Nick Morgenstern unveiled the cart he plans to station outside his Fort Greene restaurant, the General Greene, all summer."

News from reBar and Kif
Gothamist also says that Lori D’Agostino (formerly of Loulou) is now cooking at reBar (147 Front Street, Dumbo), and her menu includes "whole-roasted Idaho Brook Trout, Prince Edward Island Mussels with Coconut Curry Sauce, and molasses-brined Pork Tenderloin." Plus, Kif (219 DeKalb Avenue, Fort Greene) has expanded their garden to seat 40, and Grub Street shares photos of the casbah-inspired space.

Recently Reviewed: Brooklyn Public House and Vutera
Time Out New York gives Brooklyn Public House (247 DeKalb Avenue, Fort Greene) a thumbs down: "Like a starlet with beauty but no talent, Fort Greene's latest drinking addition, a refined tavern with all the requisite old-timey trappings, offers lots of flash and little substance." Ouch. Meanwhile, Restaurant Girl gives Vutera (345 Grand Street, Williamsburg) 3 out of 5 stars, recommending the "tender, red wine-braised lamb shank with baby carrots and polenta."

After the jump: Locally harvested Brooklyn oysters, Red Hook lobster rolls, another award for Lucali, a Bay Ridge food tour, and a bartending academy for "the young and tragically hip"...

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