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: