The General Greene Grocery

Thursday, December 24, 2009

I was surprised to read in today's DailyCandy’s weekend guide that Fort Greene now has another fancy, gourmet grocery. Apparently The General Greene on DeKalb has converted its back into a retail grocery store with an old time-y feel. The store will be called The General Greene Grocery. The Local blog on The New York Times’s site lists house-rendered lard, speck and homemade hummus among the items to be stocked in the shop. Here’s a description of some of the wares from The Local blog:

“Japanese Kewpie mayo from a dish of cold poached prawns and sriracha finds it way to the back shelves (as does the sriracha). Uniekaas gouda, a pure, grassy gouda shaved atop your local mixed greens, can be purchased by the pound. Briny olives on your lemon chicken can be bagged and taken back to your kitchen. Moreover, this table-to-stockroom combo best fits the fact that you have to walk through the restaurant to get to the grocery, a mildly VIP-esque experience or merely a way to pass the time while waiting for a table.”

I’ll have to check it out when I return to Brooklyn.

The General Greene Grocery
229 DeKalb Ave at Clermont Ave.
Fort Greene, Brooklyn



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