Empty kitchen space is the chef's bane. The owners of Ditmas Park's Farm on Adderley rented a space on nearby Church Avenue to use as commissary for their role as food purveyors for the Propect Park Celebrate Brooklyn! events. However, that only lasted three months of the year. What to do with the space for the other nine months? Open a bakery!
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One of the most recent additions to the Ditmas Park food scene is Wheated, the new pizzeria from husband and wife team David Sheridan and Kim McAdam. First time restaurateur David is probably familiar to some of you—Adam interviewed him back in 2010 about the WFO he built in his backyard, and he's worked at Paulie Gee's.
Everything about Café Tibet feels just right, from its location nestled right between the Q train tracks and a bodega where you can pick up beers to accompany your meal, to its friendly but unobtrusive service, and low, low prices. And then there's the food: a veritable delight for vegetarians, who can take a romp through a spicy, diverse menu full of meat-free pleasures.
Last week we mentioned that Wheated, the David Sheridan project slated to open in Ditmas Park in early 2013, suffered $30,000 worth of losses due to flooding from Sandy. Now you can help!
Hurricane Sandy delivered a nasty blow to the buildout progress of Ditmas Park's newest pizzeria, Wheated. The restaurant, as Adam mentioned in September, was slated to open their doors at 903 Church Ave in early 2013. And despite the hurricane laying waste to their Moretti Forni electric ovens in the form of total saltwater submersion, that is still the plan.
Wheated, a new pizzeria and cocktail bar, is slated to open in early 2013 in Ditmas Park. Some of you who read Slice may be familiar with one half of the couple behind the place: David Sheridan, who's sprouting Wheated with his wife, Kim McAdam. (We interviewed Sheridan here and had a backyard pizza tasting here.)
The restaurant serves as a solid go-to spot for those lucky enough to live in or near the gorgeous Victorian manses that populate this neighborhood. With its satisfactory takes on gastropub staples, minus the haughty 'tude, Ox Cart Tavern is best for: a humble Brooklyn date.
There are a lot of things to love about Mimi's Hummus in Ditmas Park, but their excellent weekday lunch special may be at the top of my list. For just $9, you can get a sizable, seriously delicious pita sandwich and a generous side serving of any of their vegetable salads.
Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend a square-pizza mini-crawl in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, where a group of diehard pizza geeks, organized by John Wozniak (a longtime community member here), assembled first at Lo Duca Pizza and then moved on to San Remo Pizzeria. Follow along with the action in the slideshow here.
While I'm not usually one to hop on the subway for brunch, I make an exception for Mimi's Hummus, on Cortelyou Road in Ditmas Park.
The Farm on Adderley makes a vegetarian eggplant-egg sandwich that we're crazy about, but (no surprise) the bacon-laden version is just as good.
Don't skim over Farm at Adderly's brunch menu too quickly. Hiding under the "sides" department is the Chocolate Brioche w/Sea Salt & Butter ($3 per slice). Who's not a fan of chocolate, brioche, sea salt, and butter?
If you can pass up the siren song of butternut-squash bacon oatmeal at The Farm on Adderley, we'd highly recommend you go for the Egg Sandwich ($6), vegetarian-style.
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Mimi's Hummus, in Brooklyn's Ditmas Park, isn't just a perfect neighborhood restaurant. It's one that makes you consider whether you, too, shouldn't be in that neighborhood. (The wine bar next door doesn't hurt, either.)