Friday, June 12, 2009

Sandwiches at Brooklyn Social

Not much is written about the sandwiches available at Brooklyn Social (335 Smith St. at Carroll St., 718-858-7758), probably since the main reason you're heading here is the drinks. But, since the cocktails are strong, it's a good idea to put something in your stomach or else you'll be sorry later, and the three sandwiches offered here are perfectly suited to sate your appetite.

I apologize for the lack of photos on this post; sometimes I'm just not paying attention and forget I'm supposed to be writing about this stuff, so you'll just have to trust me on this when I say the Ginger Martini is delicious, and comes with a big chunk of candied ginger as a garnish, and that the Brooklyn, which gets a spritz of orange rind zest over a flame for some mini-pyrotechnics and an ever-so-slightly caramelized/smoky flavor is excellent. Made with exceptional attention to detail and flourish, the drinks are a real treat.

But those sandwiches I mentioned are truly delicious little snacks as well. Perfect morsels stuffed with your choice of artichoke hearts, mozzarella and basil or the soppresata with pesto and fontina cheese, which is pictured here. Made on fresh bread from Caputo's Bakery, over on Court St., they are pressed and served warm with a spear of dill pickle. Each is delicious, and has it's own distinct flavor, but either way you'll choose well.

It gets crowded on the weekends, but is a great spot to go for an early cocktail and snack or for that last drink of the night and a bite before heading home.

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