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Prime Meats: a Farm-to-Table Restaurant in Brooklyn

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Prime Meats: a Farm-to-Table Restaurant in Brooklyn

Dedicated to New Yorkers who want to eat local, a farm to table restaurant where to taste local and fresh food.

If you want to know what's happening in Brooklyn, as far as both food and fashion are concerned, you need to see how Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo are dressing. They are the two chefs at the Prime Meats restaurant, and they look like they've just stepped out of a Walt Whitman poem. They could easily be members of Billy the Kid's gang, with their crumpled, vintage clothes and long hair. But they are highly sophisticated.

And their restaurant, in pure fin de siècle style, is warm and elegant. Devastatingly retro. As is their cooking, inspired by traditional German cuisine, but with a hint of Amish, and the odd foray into Italian products. In a nutshell, the history of emigration to Brooklyn.

While their style is elegant, their food is hearty. Here you can eat some of the best meat in the city. Their côte de boeuf is unforgettable. And they also offer sausages, frankfurters, chicken and pretzels. But all their products are strictly organic and locally grown. Their philosophy is that of the American food craftsmen movement: sustainability, simplicity, honesty. Everything is fresh and local. Including the great cocktails and beer, strictly made in Brooklyn.

In their new restaurant (Frankies Spuntino) the menu takes a distinct turn towards Italian foods, with fresh cheeses and vegetables, and olive oil imported from Sicily.

Prime Meats Carroll Gardens
465 Court St. / F to Carroll St.

Frankies Spuntino
457 Court Street


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