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Jun 30, 2009 07:11 PM

Brooklyn Fare: Excellent take-out

Tonight I checked-out Brooklyn Fare at 200 Schmerhorn St. on the corner of Hoyt. I got a portion of broccoli rabe, yellow corn with Epazote, honey mustard salmon, sauteed baby yellow summer squash and a roast chicken. I also sampled the broccoli slaw and a green bean salad. Everything was really fresh tasting and delicious. Everything was cooked exactly right, the corn was right off the cob and very sweet, the salmon was perfect, and so was the broccoli rabe. The samples of broccoli slaw and green bean salad were great: The green bean salad had pistachio nuts and though that might sound strange, it worked. There were some other interesting items in the case such as eggplant lasagna and some pastas that looked good. Someone came round and gave me a sample of smoked duck breast that was very smoky and flavorful, it almost tasted like bacon. All the food in the case is labeled with the ingredients. I think the prices are very, very fair. They have a bunch of interesting sounding sandwiches as well. There is a meat case and a fish case as well as fresh produce, I didn't really examine those areas, but everything looked fresh.

Brooklyn Fare
200 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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  1. There's another thread going about this place but I couldn't find it......

    ---got an excellent chicken earlier in the week. Also some roasted potatoes. Good stuff. The bird was on sale for $6. Don't know what the everyday price is. Well brined, it was so moist that it held up very well to reheating, recrisping the skin.
    I don't know that I'm interested in the fish section....I'd need to know that they are busy enough for good turn over. But I'll definitely have them in mind for meat---some nice looking thick rib eyes. I am 100% happy with Paisanos but the convenience of location of Fare is excellent.
    My compliments to the bird, I will check out other stuff.