Fort Grace Local

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The farmers'-market focus of this sweets parlor is no contrivance—the nook is an extention of the locavore eatery the General Greene. Pastry chef Elle Lawrence (Mille-Feuille) takes a seasonable stance on dessert: Find a daily selection of cakes (rosemary-infused apricot-pistachio, clementine pound) and small-batch ice creams in Asian-pear, salted-caramel and pumpkin-pie flavors. A rotating roster of muffins (honey-cream-cheese-and-corn), cookies (malted chocolate chip) and house-made candies (ancho-chili cinnamon bark) are also on offer, along with Counter Culture coffee. The 18-seat space sports requisite Brooklyn digs—it's dominated by a communal farm table—but also takes design cues from '50s soda shops, with vintage lighting and a marble-tiled floor.
Venue name: Fort Grace Local
Address: 229 DeKalb Ave
Cross street: at Clermont Ave
Opening hours: Daily 7am–11pm
Transport: Subway: C to Lafayette Ave, G to Clinton–Washington Aves
Price: Average ice cream: $3. Disc, MC, V
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