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Restaurant Blotter: Seersucker Opens for Breakfast, Bon App Annoints Battersby 'Best,' Five Guys on Court Closes, and More

Deals and dish in Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill


Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill represent the crossroads of Brooklyn gastronomy. The blotter is our weekly roundup of restaurant happenings, events and deals.

Seersucker Opens for All-Day Breakfast

If you've been losing precious minutes in the a.m., standing on line at for coffee and sustenance, good news: Your plight has not gone unnoticed! In response to the overwhelming morning demand, sister restaurant  is now open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week beginning Tuesday, August 14, to take on some of the load. Table service or takeout are both available.

"The breakfast menu will be available the whole day, which will make
the night owls, musicians and restaurant folk from the hood and beyond
happy," explained co-owner Kerry Diamond, regarding the change.

Egg-chorizo tacos, biscuits and gravy, all of the egg sandwiches and other made-to-order items from Smith Canteen will be moved to the Seersucker daytime menu, with pastries and prepared foods remaining at the canteen.

"We're trying to give the front and back of house teams at SC a break," continued Diamond. "The lines, as you might have noticed, are a bit out of control in the morning and on weekends. Not a bad problem to have, obviously." 

So spread the morning love down the block and reap quicker service!

Bon Appetit Magazine Annoints Battersby One of '10 Best New Restaurants in America'

Congratulations are in order: This week Bon Appetit awarded 10 establishments across the U.S. the title of "Best New Restaurants" and among those tasty destinations was Carroll Gardens' own .

"We were surprised," Battersby chef and co-owner, Joseph Ogrodnek told Carroll Gardens Patch in reaction to the announcement. "It's great." But there was no time for basking in glories on Tuesday night. It was back to work for he and partner Walker Stern as they prepared for a private party. 

Now everyone from Atlantic Avenue to Arkansas will be vying for that tasty kale salad. Sigh.

Five Guys on Court Street Closes 

Burger lovers on Court Street, the time has come to say goodbye to fast-casual chain . The eatery recently posted a sign that it has closed its doors and suggested patrons visit its other nearest location on Montague Street. But if you can't wait to get your flame-broiled fix, or are even closer.

Alcohol Delivered Straight To Your Doorstep, Soon!

A new home-delivery service called Booze Carriage is becoming popular for shclepping beer, wine, and spirits straight to your apartment within an hour's time. The Carriage sources the desired drinkables from nearby stores ($20 minimum), delivering them to homes in Manhattan below 91st Street. Sources say Brooklyn and Queens are not far behind. 

Court St. Grocers To Host Shorty Tang & Sons Prixe-Fixe Dinner

Looking for a fun, social and Asian-inspired dinner? The great culinary minds behind Shorty Tang's will be taking over the kitchen at this Saturday, August 18 to serve up a multi-course meal featuring sesame noodles, pork balls and coconut milk rice crepes, among other delicacies. Cost is $45 per person. For more details, check out their Facebook page. Note: the 7 p.m. seating is now fully booked. Only the 9 p.m. seating is still available for reservations.


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