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May 17, 2011 06:44 AM

Joe's S(u)perette in Carroll Gardens closes

A shame, will miss those proscuitto balls. Hate to think the last thing it'll be remembered for is a knife fight out front.

Joe's Superette
349 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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  1. Oh no!!! This was our go to place for the 3-6 foot hero and the prosciutto balsl and rice balls that were as addictive as crack. Along with the smoked mozzarella from Latticini Barese which closed 10 years ago, it's where we went for for food for open house parties. Fortunately we have a car and and can go to Lioni's for the sandwich, balls and cheese; but it's not the same. Also I guess there is DeFonte's for the sandwiches, but they are closed on Sunday when we usually have our events.

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    1. re: bobjbkln

      Doesn't Esposito on Court and President make sandwiches anymore? At very least, you can get great fixings, and bread down at Caputo. Could be worse.

      G. Esposito and Sons Pork Store
      357 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

      Caputo Bakery
      329 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

      1. re: bob96

        Actually, to me, it couldn't be worse. I knew they were closed, but thought it was temporary bc of the knife fight.
        Joe's rice and proscuitto balls can't be replaced anywhere. The sandwiches, sure, but the place was so much more than that. Those rice balls sustained my kids and many others at carroll park over the years. Joe's was a real institution and now another great place that gave this neighborhood its character is gone.

        1. re: missmasala

          Yeah, the sandwiches were standard, Boar's Head quality. The proscuitto balls were the thing to get, and what made the place unique.

    2. At least now there'll be a space for Ann Taylor. < I hope the following isn't necessary, but one never knows do one? Just kiddin'! Joe's < R.I.P., you will be missed.

      Zito's < R.I.P., you are missed.

      1. I figure the dude who made the rice balls oughta sell em on the street in summer. Be a great business to have. And good addition to CG.