MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Boerum Hill’s most bodacious deli serves up killer smoked meat among other treats. The tiny space gets lots of traffic, and those who can’t find a seat along the counter or trio of communal tables can feast at home with takeout procured from the sidewalk window. Now for the food: a cured and charred brisket sandwich, stacked onto soft rye bread and smeared with mustard, is the stuff that dreams are made of. The smoked mackerel sandwich heaped with fennel slaw, avocado and chunky tartar sauce is an eclectic take on the deli theme, which also reveals poutine and a Middle East-inspired falafel platter. Don't overlook the hand-rolled, wood-fired Montreal-style bagels from SoHo offshoot, Black Seed Bagel shop.