Brooklyn Food & Drink Round-Up

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Pho Returns to Nicky's Menu
311 Atlantic Ave. (btwn Smith & Hoyt), Boerum Hill; 718-855-8838
A Brooklyn Life snapped this picture of the pho at Nicky's Vietnamese Sandwiches — and claims that this satisfying soup is well-worth a long walk on a blustery day.

Now Open: Alta Voce
318 Fifth Ave between 2nd and 3rd Sts, Park Slope; (718-369-4899)
"Ten years to the day since opening the intimate Italian restaurant Sotto Voce ('whispered'), the owners introduce the larger Alta Voce ('loud voice'), with a multiregional menu." [TONY]

Recently Reviewed: Eurotrip
667 Fifth Avenue (20th Street), South Slope; (718) 285-9425
"[The] kitchen serves Mittel-European comfort food in what might be called recession-era portions. Take the fried cheese ($10), a paperback-size slab of breaded Edam on a pile of crispy roasted potatoes. A gooey, crunchy, sizable mess, it gets surprising shades of flavor from the a tangy tartar sauce and pile of lingonberry jelly." [NY Times]

After the jump: Caracas Arepas come to Brooklyn (!!!), a sausage shop gets ready for Red Hook, Ruby's faces lease issues, and Gowanus is getting a new club...

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