|The rooftops and treetops of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn—by postopp1 via Flickr|
Carroll Gardens, named for its signature setback gardens, is one of Brooklyn’s most desired neighborhoods. With tree-lined streets, gorgeous brownstones with front and rear gardens, a variety of restaurants, bars, delis and coffee shops, plus its proximity to Manhattan, Carroll Gardens is a great place to live and hang out.
expensive to use in the production. With that being said, get there early, because the lard bread sells out quickly. Pastry-wise, the chocolate croissant is a must-have, along with thesfogliatelle and lobster tail.
weekends, so the wait can be rather lengthy. Get there early, put your name on the list and then have a glass of vino at Crave, which is across the street. When you’re called, go back and try the Margarita pizza,
calzone, or Nutella pie, which are all outrageous, making your extended wait worth it. Trust me!
|Lucali Pizza Margherita– courtesy of Yelp|
Buttermilk Channel – 524 Court Street
markets. Tidal currents were so powerful that, some said, it was strong enough to churn the milk into butter. Nowadays, Buttermilk Channel is a popular American Bistro that serves buttermilk fried chicken with cheddar waffles, duck meatloaf, burgers and slow-roasted pork spare ribs. Other favorites include the daily specials such as Road Island lobster, Berkshire pork and a $25 three-course menu on Mondays. You can’t beat comfort food like this, especially when it’s in your favorite borough.
|Chicken and Waffles– via Buttermilk Channel’s Facebook|
Court Pastry Shop – 298 Court Street — between Degraw and Douglass Streets
When it comes to old-school Italian baked goods, not many places in NYC even come close to Court Pastry Shop’s magnificence. A neighborhood institution since 1948, Court Pastry Shop has been satisfying the sugar cravings of Carroll Gardens residents and countless New Yorkers with the best vanilla and chocolate cannolis, seven-layer cookies, St. Joseph’s and sfogliatelle pastries this side of South Brooklyn. During the summertime, they serve the finest Italian Ices, which are simply out of this world.
|Court Pastry Shop–-via Yelp|