Thursday, August 18, 2011

E is for...

Eastern District

My friend's former boss decided to quit her corporate job and open up Eastern District with her husband. We checked out this new-ish gourmet shop in Greenpoint, and we were so glad we did. The store has an incredible selection of unique beers, cheeses, and gourmet specialty foods.



Eastern District also has a great selection of sandwiches.

We decided to take advantage of the nice afternoon and have a make-shift picnic. Thanks to the owner's suggestion, we took a ferry from Greenpoint to Williamsburg with sandwiches, chips, and funky beers in tow. Can't complain about that view!

We found a spot in the East River State Park and devoured our sandwiches!

What we ordered:
- Smoked turkey, gouda, and bacon marmalade on ciabatta
- Fresh mozzarella, pesto, and roasted red peppers on ciabatta

It gets an A for:
- Such a great concept, great space, and such friendly owners
- The gouda was so GOOD-a. (Sorry, I couldn't resist!) It was hands down THE best I've ever had.
- Bacon marmalade. I don't eat bacon as many of you know. But my friend said it was such an interesting condiment...very sweet, a little salty, and a lot bacon-y.

It gets an F for:
- The mozzarella sandwich lacked some needed punch...maybe the pesto needed to be kicked up a notch? Or the mozzarella needed some more salt? Not exactly sure, but it needed something more.

1053 Manhattan Avenue
Green Point, Brooklyn
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