Going Nuts on Smith Street
163 Smith Street, Boerum Hill
In the old Brooklyn Camo space on Smith between Wyckoff and Bergen, the Nutbox has opened up shop. They're selling not only nuts, but also trail mixes, spices, grains, lentils, cereal, coffee, and gelato. When we stopped by, an employee told us that they'll be showing morning cartoons on the store's flat-screen TV so kids can tune in while their parents shop. They owners seem well-intentioned — and we really like what they've done with the space — but are they nuts to think that this business will survive on Smith Street?
Two Reviews for No. 7
7 Greene Avenue, Fort Greene; (718) 522-6372
The New Yorker says: "The chef, Tyler Kord, who most recently cooked at Perry St., has referred to his kitchen style as 'casual badass.' That, presumably, means complicated dishes executed with an effortless air. It works." And the New York Times recommends the appetizer of “fried broccoli, dill, grapefruit, black beans,” which costs $7: "Do these ingredients belong on the same plate? They do. The broccoli is fried tempura-style, then set to rest on an inky hummus of black beans. This earthy pairing gets a refreshing lift from the glossy grapefruit shards in a small frisée salad."
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