Food & Drink
Get a sneak peak of Berg’n, the new beer hall and food court in Crown Heights
Photograph: Rheanna O'Neil Bellomo
Next week you'll be able to gorge yourself Smorgasburg-style—without wading through hipster-ridden Williamsburg—at Berg'n, a new food court from the outdoor market masters behind Brooklyn Flea. The Crown Heights outpost will open on Wednesday, August 27, featuring four food stalls, a long dark-wood bar and ample seating at enormous King’s tables. The hall, a supersized cafeteria with an adjoining outdoor patio, is named for its location on Bergen Street, between Classon and Franklin Aves.
At the bar, more than a dozen taps pour local and international suds like Brooklyn’s Sorachi Ace, Allagash White and Germany’s Reissdorf Kolsche. Vendors in the front of the hall, including Asia Dog, Mighty Quinn’s BBQ, Pizza Moto Slice Shop and Ramen Burger, hawk their top hits. Try the brisket sandwich ($9.15) at Mighty Quinn’s, where the smoked meat is cut from the slab to order and all the fixings (barbecue sauce, pickled onion, chili peppers, coleslaw) are set to the side so you can garnish as much, or as little, as your heart desires.
The Vinh ($5), a banh mi beef hot dog at Asia Dog, however, is dressed generously in pickled carrots and daikon, jalapeño and a super-spicy mayo that only gets hotter over time. You’ll need a crisp, slightly hoppy Barrier Delicioulous ($8), an English pale ale, to wash it down. Head around the back corner to find Parlor Coffee and Blue Marble Ice Cream, doling out after-dinner espresso and dessert.
899 Bergen St between Classon and Franklin Aves, Crown Heights, Brooklyn (bergn.com)