We were featured in today’s New York Times dining section in the $25 And Under column. The Times loved the specials and the raw bar:
You can experience the change at Littleneck, 288 Third Avenue (President Street), Gowanus, Brooklyn, (718) 522-1921, littleneckbrooklyn.com, an urban clam shack a cherrystone’s throw from the canal. It is run by musicians with a kitchen led by the Brooklyn restaurant veteran Alan Harding (Gowanus Yacht Club, Patois).
On opening nights for the neighboring gallery, hipsters wait for seating amid Littleneck’s whitewashed wainscoting and cute nautical doodads. Andy Curtin, an owner looking more shipmate than band mate in a beard and woolen cap, swoops about with dishes you’ll be happy to dine on: specials like huge, scrumptious, head-on shrimp, baked in salt with a touch of tarragon ($12); snappy, fascinating salads like pea shoots with bittersweet popcorn shoots, watermelon radishes and golden beets ($8). Meaty corkscrew whelks are perfect in drawn garlic butter ($1 each). Urchins are creamy embodiments of sea ($6 each).
The fabulous bicoastal oyster selection ($2 for East Coast, $3 for West) delivers bracing, diverse pleasures vividly described by the waitresses — British Columbian Kusshis have a “slight melon flavor,” Chincoteagues are “kind of lemony.”
And a big what up to my man Foster over at The New York Observer for this gem:
So swing by soon!!! We have a revamped wine list and have added a few new beers too including Ommegang Belgian Pale Ale.
And in other big news: We also now have available!!! Perfect for that special someone in your life.