Friday, March 25, 2011

Food News!

This sounds like a great event! There's a panel discussion on The Growth of the Brooklyn Food Industry this Sunday, March 27th at 2pm at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Participants on the panel include author Sherri Eisenberg of The Food Lovers Guide to Brooklyn, Renato Poliafito & Matt Lewis from Baked, Eton Chan from Eton and ben Van Leeuwen from Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream. Admission is free with a ticket to BHS ($6 for adults, $4 for Students & Seniors). Sounds great, I only wish they'd be serving samples!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lunch at Van Horn

****UPDATE - Van Horn has Closed. 6/3/15****

There's been a ton of press covering the opening of Van Horn, (231 Court St., between Baltic and Warren Streets, 718-596-9707) the new much-needed sandwich shop in Cobble Hill. I went recently, excited to try the much talked about Fried Chicken Sandwich and check the place out. I don't know what other people have been eating, but my lunch companion and I were disappointed.

The Fried Chicken Sandwich does look impressive, and comes with a large dollop of zesty slaw, however the meat was on the dry side and fairly tasteless as well. My friend had to get extra sauce on the side to juice it up, and at $12, it's quite a steep price for a mediocre chicken sandwich.

We also got a side of Mac 'n Cheese. This, too, was disappointing. It was more like a wedge of pasta casserole, and had the powdery taste of a mix rather than real cheese. For my lunch, I chose the BLT, which was good. The bun was toasted with garlic aioli, and while the fillings were minimal, they were tasty.

All in all I found Van Horn underwhelming. The space is nice, simple and clean, with a number of tables plus a bar with seating. I will go back to try some of the other items on the menu (Pulled Pork perhaps), but I'm not racing back anytime soon. Oh well.