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chowhundius Jun 20, 2012 10:49 AM

I like to get out for lunch during the week since I work at home. What are some new/good/interesting lunch options on Brooklyn's Smith?

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    twan55 Jul 5, 2012 09:25 PM

    Dude- get thee to Court Street Grocers and order the turkey club.

    It's the best $12 you will ever spend in your life- and I've been to Cuba.

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    1. re: twan55
      cazique Jul 6, 2012 07:34 AM

      This is interesting to me. Which one is Court Street Grocers, is that the more upscale looking place down around 2nd Place or so, sort of a Union Market clone? What makes the Club so good?

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      jnab121 Jun 22, 2012 09:42 AM

      Just had a solid lunch at HBH gourmet sandwiches and smoked meats. Excellant unique sandwiches and apps.

      407 Smith Street Brooklyn, NY 11231
      (347) 689-9478

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      1. re: jnab121
        waxyjax Jun 22, 2012 01:19 PM

        i work from home sometimes, too!

        Most of these places aren't new, but thought I'd list them in case you haven't tried them yet:

        -Brooklyn Canteen has some great food sandwiches and salads - same owners as Seersucker, I believe.
        -Hophap - Thai restaurant that, while certainly not attaining Elmhurst levels of greatness, has affordable lunch specials
        -Cubana Cafe also has some decent items

        Not on Smith but good:

        -Mile End has interesting and delicious sandwiches
        -Cobblestone Foods has some great sandwiches, too - love the turkey and the catfish po' boy (it's not trying to be an authentic Louisiana-style replica)
        -Ted & Honey - a bit further of a walk to Clinton St, but have nice sandwiches, salads and soups
        -Hibino - a walk to Henry st. mainly sushi, salad and cooked specials
        -Fisherman's Dawta - they don't seem to have predictable hours but their Jamaican food is great. I also love how they're counter service. Makes lunch less of a pain to get.
        -Bar Bruno - might also be a hike since it's on Henry and Union. I've only tried their dinner but perhaps lunch is worth a shot. They also have a takeout window.
        -Ferdinando's Focacceria - classic
        -Buschenshank - German food or Pizza, woo!
        -Van Horn -already mentioned (their fried chicken sandwich is great)
        -Defonte's - if you can trek out to Red Hook for a giantic Brooklyn Italian sandwich

        1. re: waxyjax
          chowhundius Jun 23, 2012 07:49 PM

          Good round-up of options, thanks.

        2. re: jnab121
          waxyjax Jun 22, 2012 01:19 PM

          and thanks for the reminder about HBH - can't wait to try it!

          1. re: waxyjax
            lambretta76 Jun 22, 2012 02:28 PM

            BTW, just so people are looking for the right place it's Smith Canteen http://smithcanteen.com/ It can be very good to great. As waxyjax notes, same owners as Seersucker. Only place in the city I've seen serving burgoo. (It was excellent, but sadly served a little lukewarm -- I still devoured it quickly.)

            1. re: lambretta76
              chowhundius Jun 23, 2012 07:48 PM

              Thanks for the correction.

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          tex.s.toast Jun 20, 2012 01:34 PM

          How new is new to you? what places do you like?

          Ive been jonesing for a Van Horn fried chicken sandwich for a while, gotta go get one soone . . .

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          1. re: tex.s.toast
            chowhundius Jun 22, 2012 12:24 PM

            New is, I dunno, the last year to 1.5 years. I've eaten at a lot of places on Smith north of Douglass. Of late I notice several new venues further South. E.g. Brooklyn Canteen (?) looks interesting.

          2. egit Jun 20, 2012 12:18 PM

            Arthur's is supposed to have a good lunch. It's only been open for a couple of weeks now, I think. Personally I have not been there, but I hear good things.

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            1. re: egit
              chowhundius Jun 22, 2012 12:25 PM

              Arthur's has a terrific brunch and wine list - haven't been there yet for lunch, thanks.

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