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saltie, brooklyn

October 13, 2009






keeping with the restaurant theme around here this week…

the sandwich pictured above might possibly be the best sandwich i’ve ever eaten. i know. hard to believe? well then, you should head to saltie (378 metropolitan avenue, williamsburg brooklyn) as soon as possible, and try it out for yourself. i promise you won’t be disappointed.

i had been wanting to try saltie since they opened just a couple of weeks ago. a friend’s enthusiastic recommendation was all it took to get me there a few sundays ago for lunch.

the sandwich above is the ‘scuttlebutt’, which is made on house-baked focaccia, and is layered with sliced hardboiled egg, feta cheese, tomatoes, arugula, olives, capers, and some sort of pickled veg. it was perfectly put together, and it had a salty, smoky, briny flavor that was spot-on. i basically licked my plate.

there is also good, strong french-press coffee and lots of other food offerings, including an egg sandwich with fresh ricotta and eggs that i’ve heard good things about. i want to go back and try the car bomb, which is saltie caramel ice cream & guinness float. the baked goods also look fantastic – i bought something sweet to take with me, and i barely made it down the block before i had finished the entire thing. i don’t remember the name of the pastry, but it’s the one with the currants and whisky enclosed in a flaky crust. blew my mind. seriously.

this place is the brainchild of caroline fidanza, who i’ve mentioned here before. her writing in diner journal is always entertaining and after eating at marlow & sons numerous times, and making her recipes from diner journal, i trust that anything she touches will be delicious. i wasn’t disappointed.

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a few links for you today, because it’s been awhile:

+ can’t stop watching this amazing levi’s commercial (watch with volume)
+ a restless transplant
+ father’s house, randolph, vt
+ + karen o, where the wild things are

  1. October 13, 2009 7:22 am

    I downloaded the soundtrack last week I believe. We listen to it all day in this house. I am so excited for that movie to open. And I want to go to Saltie.

  2. marthasnail permalink
    October 13, 2009 7:27 am

    i love the photo of the feet, especially paired next to the menu. sounds fabulous. great links today too. cheers.

  3. October 13, 2009 7:29 am

    The apple gallette looks tempting too.

  4. October 13, 2009 7:40 am

    i need to go to brooklyn, don’t i…

  5. October 13, 2009 7:46 am

    great photos as always. and those levi’s go forth spots, oh man, i know. so good.

  6. October 13, 2009 7:49 am

    love all the blues in the photos. so gorgeous. and the food. i can’t even imagine. it’s going to be one of those places where i want to order everything on the menu.

  7. October 13, 2009 7:52 am

    p.s. great links!

  8. October 13, 2009 7:52 am

    i wanna go.
    your photos
    make me
    so so

  9. October 13, 2009 8:19 am

    I really think the restaurants need to be paying you some kind of fee for all this great publicity! Ha! I just love the names of everything and the simplicity of the menu.

  10. October 13, 2009 9:07 am

    Scuttlebutt. Incred. I’d order it for the name alone – and now your pics and descriptions – see you there tonight!

  11. October 13, 2009 9:18 am

    i love the photo of their expectant-feet waiting on line.
    cannot wait to try saltie next week; we’ve heard nothing but great things about it.

  12. October 13, 2009 9:18 am

    my desire to visit brooklyn grows and grows….

  13. October 13, 2009 10:01 am

    Oh Lordy. That place sounds ridiculously right.
    I totally adore the menu shot, just perfect-makes me feel like I’m in line figuring out just what to order.
    Hey, I’ll join you with a “restaurant themed” post tomorrow.
    Hope your week is a good one, friend.

  14. October 13, 2009 10:17 am

    i love those levis commercials… there’s another one, where it’s actually whitman reading his poem

  15. October 13, 2009 12:12 pm

    Saltie is my neighbor. I wonder how many times I can go there in one day without seeming like I don’t know how to do a thing in the kitchen.

    Your pics are lovely.

    And thanks for the links. Good stuff all around.

  16. October 13, 2009 2:04 pm

    Reading people’s reviews of Saltie makes me want to go back and try the things others have tried. Though it’s a bit chilly now, please do try the Saltie Caramel ice cream and/or the Anise Hyssop ice cream sandwich next time you are there. Apparently, they can also make a Saltie Caramel ice cream sandwich if you request it. Divine, even for mid-autumn.

  17. October 13, 2009 4:30 pm

    wow! so nice! are you using your pentax k1000 for these pictures?

  18. October 13, 2009 6:43 pm

    i really need to stop reading your blog when i’m hungry. it’s torture.

  19. October 13, 2009 8:00 pm

    Yum!! I’m so happy we’re leaving to eat some Thai food right now otherwise these pictures would have been torture ;-)

    Do you still want to swap pictures?

  20. October 13, 2009 8:14 pm

    saltie was the name of one of my favorite childhood stuffed animals, he was a seal. i guess since i’m from the coast a stuffed seal is par for the course, am not really sure, anyway your post made me smile brian. thank you.

    i’ll be in brookyln in november, perhaps i’ll stop in for a bite.

    hope your week is better this time around.

  21. October 13, 2009 11:04 pm

    lovely blues. film, right? too lush to be digital…

    listening to the soundtrack right now, thanks for sharing.

  22. October 14, 2009 3:25 am

    I don’t know how you do it, but you do.

    The feet shot. Damn. And the pastries…I’ve gonna need a nap now to sleep off the daydreaming.

  23. October 14, 2009 8:00 am

    I just discovered your blog via decor8 and have immediately fall in love with your pictures ! Love the atmosphere, love the lights, love the subjects, love the centering … I’ll sure come back!

  24. October 14, 2009 1:45 pm

    Although it wouldn’t be any where near the same, your description of the scuttlebutt makes me want to recreate it at home.

  25. October 14, 2009 2:58 pm

    that sandwich! wow. just found your site: totally love it (photos and all).

  26. October 15, 2009 8:31 am

    oh drool!
    the photos and your description have left me with serious cravings for one of those. too bad the Atlantic stands in my way.

  27. Samantha Cuccaro permalink
    August 19, 2010 9:29 pm

    Visited Saltie today! Had a fantastic sandwich (the Ship B’hoy) and so wish I lived closer…


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