sidecarexterior.jpgWhile Mr. B is out of town, we thought we might bring back an old feature that was a favorite on the Brooklyn Record — the Food & Drink Round-Up. This weekly post focuses on openings and closings of Brooklyn restaurants, bars, and markets, and also points to any interesting reviews we come across. Would you guys be interested in seeing more of this stuff, or is it a bit too off-topic for the Brownstoner crowd? —KZ

DeCoursy’s Sidecar Opens in the Slope
560 5th Ave between 15th and 16th
“Run by our friend Bart (ex-O’Connor’s) and his brother Johnny (who I believe used to man the raw bar at Blue Ribbon Brooklyn), Sidecar [pictured at right] is making us regret our move to Clinton Hill… DMR went with a burger and I was about to order the Vietnamese pork sandwich, but then my mouth opened and ‘fried chicken’ came out. The meat was tender and juicy and the crust nicely seasoned and crunchy. I was a big fan of the ‘succotash’ served on the side, and not just because of the pieces of bacon that were sauteed along with the vegetables.” [Clinton Hill Gastronome]

Rumors Fly at Cafe Scaramouche
524 Court Street at Huntington Street, Carroll Gardens
“When he asked if [Cafe Scaramouche was] closing, the woman behind the counter said that the space had been purchased by ‘the Blue Water Grill folks’ (I assume that means B.R. Guest)… Does anyone have any idea what B.R.Guest would do with a place like that? Maybe a small outpost of Dos Caminos? It’s in a bizarre part of the nabe with little foot traffic.” [Chowhound]

Slim Pickin’s at Opening of Carroll Gardens Farmers Market
Carroll St between Court & Smith Sts.; Sundays until 4p.m.
“Price seemed to be the biggest issue with most people. The fact that there was no summer fruit to be had was a sticking point as well. But by far the biggest sin, according to my Italian neighbors, was that the farmers showed up without fresh tomatoes. Gasp!” [Pardon Me For Asking]

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