The former pastry chef of wd~50 (and yup, that small-batch mayo shop in Prospect Heights) has opened a scoop shop in Williamsburg. The opening lineup of flavors includes vanilla, strawberry, and sweet cream. It also includes chorizo caramel.
'Odd Fellows' on Serious Eats
The second project of Spruce Street Espresso founders Betty and Faith Ortiz (and conveniently located down the street from their first cafe), Odd Fellows comes nipping at the heels of a Philadelphia coffee revolution—which Spruce Street was at the forefront of, not so incidentally—and does one better by adding service, spaciousness...and a plate of fish tacos. In a city where they're neither the truly old guard (iconoclastic yet traditional roasters La Colombe reserve that seat at the bar) or the flavor of the month, the Ortizes hope to keep their hold on local coffee cups by focusing most on quality—something combined cafes and restaurants seem to rarely excel at.