Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Sandwiches: The Delight at Court Street Grocers

Date October 11, 2011

Court Street Grocers "The Delight"

All great sandwich makers hold a certain truth to be self-evident: success depends on ingredients and construction. Each layer of the sandwich must be fresh and placed in accordance with how it complements the next closest ingredient. Perfection in simplicity and creativity are equally hard to achieve but supremely valued when accomplished. Court Street Grocers is barely a year old, but their sandwiches reflect years of wisdom. The Delight ($10) achieves perfection by contrasting texture and flavor; toasted Orwasher’s pumpernickel, tender house corned short rib and melted muenster cheese provide a solid foundation for a sweet and tart salad of Gus’ full sour pickle chips and house made coleslaw and thousand island dressing. The thoughtful preparation is mirrored in CSG’s sourcing of local baked goods and regional food products (check out this impressive page), making it a general store that’s anything but general.

Court Street Grocers Link 485 Court Street at Nelson Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 718-722-7229 Open Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-7pm

5 Responses to “Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Sandwiches: The Delight at Court Street Grocers”

  1. Sal said:

    food guy, this sandwich sounds good from your description, but this picture is terrible. your photos have gone downhill since you’ve returned to action — what gives?

  2. The NYC Food Guy said:

    @Sal,

    Thanks for your honest and positive assessment as always. You have such a way with words.

    That being said, sometimes food is not that pretty no matter what you do to it. This sandwich, while absolutely delicious, is sloppy and not very photogenic. When I returned home to review my photos, this was the one that was the most composed. Looking back, I probably should have removed that big crumb in the middle, but I believe that food bloggers should keep the styling to a minimum if they’re genuinely interested in depicting
    the real thing.

    Lawrence

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  4. Brodsky Organization said:

    We’re loving how delicious this sandwich looks! We’d gladly devour The Delight, no matter how it photographs! Thanks for giving an honest depiction, Lawrence!

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    [...] hero rolls.  Or I may trek even further south to Court Street Grocers, where the huge, creative house made sandwiches offer bigger flavor and satisfaction.  At Van Horn, you’re paying for the restaurant [...]

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