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Photograph: Beth Levendis
At this pioneering Bed-Stuy restaurant, owners Craig Samuel and Ben Grossman (both of the Smoke Joint) ably merge two trends—Greenmarket and upscale Southern. Appetizers emphasize salads, like the toss of watermelon, arugula and spicy pickled ginger. The rest of the menu hews closer to Cajun and Creole standards: a juicy half chicken sports a salt-and-chili rub, and garlicky shrimp with tomato gravy are served over fluffy grits. Peaches is a progressive addition to a still-emerging ’hood—guts like those play well in the South, and in Brooklyn, too.
Venue name: Peaches
Address: 393 Lewis Ave

Cross street: between Decatur and MacDonough Sts
Opening hours: Tue–Sun 11am–10pm
Transport: Subway: C to Kingston–Throop Aves
Price: Average main course: $16. AmEx, MC, V
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