It is getting quite dangerous for my belly and my wallet. My wallet is slimming while my belly is filling. Brucie, which I love, is just right around the corner from my apartment. Then recently 61 Local, a damn damn good bar that I’ve already been to 3 times, opened on Bergen St and serves only beers from Brooklyn. Now Van Horn, a tasty North Carolina style sandwich shop, opened about 2 weeks ago right across from Brucie. It’s like the deadly trio.
So on the menu at Van Horn, there’s a fried chicken sandwich, fried fish sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, a bacon lettuce cheese sandwich and sides like collard greens, mac n’ cheese, hush puppies. The 1st time that I went to Van Horn, after drinking at 61 Local, I got the chicken sandwich. A big piece of fried chicken breast, topped with some slaw served on a nice squishy bun and pickle on the side. Now I’m not a fan of chicken breast just because it’s usually dry but this sandwich was great! After half way into the sandwich it got a little messy. But the piece of chicken was awesome and perfectly fried.
The 2nd time I went, I got the fried fish sandwich.
The fish sandwich was my original choice the 1st time I went to Van Horn but they ran out. This time I went for lunch so HOPEFULLY their fish wouldn’t run out so quickly.
Their fish sandwich came with a nicely dressed salad. The fish was oh so good. Nicely fried, crunchy edge topped with a slaw. The bread was the same squishy bread used in the chicken sandwich. I also ordered a side of hush puppies that came with a honey butter. Hhhmm hhmm good. And a little bit of honey butter on the sandwich…WOW! I have heard that their BLP, bacon lettuce pimento cheese sandwich, is excellent also.
– Van Horn 231 Court Street, Brooklyn