NYC FOODIE QUICK BITE: THE BROOKLYN STAR

Truly awesome Southern home cooking awaits you at The Brooklyn Star, chef Joaquin Baca's Williamsburg, Brooklyn joint. A recent meal there had me and my dining companions beyond excited with the place. The casual, low-key setting, mixed with great food, makes this spot worth checking out. I did not expect to love everything, but we did!

Start with a freshly baked bacon jalapeƱo cornbread, it is wonderful.

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Mac and cheese with bacon is addictively terrific. Might not be great for the diet, but it sure is great for the stomach.

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Smoked marrow bones, toast points, red onion jam, parsley, and sea salt, is totally delicious.

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Mussels and smoked sausage, pinto beans, pearl onions, in a beer broth, is fabulous.

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Roasted half chicken, black eyed pea salad, goat cheese, and pan gravy, shows you how chicken doesn't have to be a boring dish. This dish is great. The addition of goat cheese an awesome touch.

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Grilled whole trout, warm potato salad, Carolina style BBQ sauce is also great.

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So get your southern charm on in Brooklyn, at The Brooklyn Star, a truly awesome joint. A star is born.

The Brooklyn Star
593 Lorimer St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-599-9899

www.thebrooklynstar.com