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L at First Ave.
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- Outdoor Dining
- No Alcohol
Houston St. to 14th St., Ave. D to Second Ave.
Thanks to this petite gourmet shop, denizens of Alphabet City no longer need to trek across town for foie gras and vegetable terrine. A glass counter in back holds a considered selection of fine cheeses and charcuterie beneath a chalkboard promoting current recommendations and cheese classes. The kitchen is made to look like a weathered barn, and prepares tasty sandwiches daily on spongy, lightly crusty flauta bread. Notable additions to deli meats might include avocado and jalapeño, but there are traditional options like the Cuban sandwich made with ham and slow-roasted pork. There are only four stools inside, but a large table on the front patio has two mismatched benches for noshing or just sipping blood-orange soda in the sun. For dessert, homemade baked specials rest atop the rough marble counter, like the pecan pie with filling that's creamy and not too sweet. Other necessities, such as Ronnybrook Farm dairy products, raw chocolate, and containers of duck fat, pack the refrigerator case. For wines to match, customers are encouraged to visit sister shop Brix around the corner.Recommended Dishes
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