Cortelyou Road's Picket Fence: 2.5 children not shownPhoto: Picket Fence
Brooklyn's Ditmas Park, known primarily for its immense Victorian houses, may never be as hip as Red Hook. But, in a sea change reminiscent of Red Hook's Van Brunt Street
, a cluster of new food ventures are springing up there along Courtelyou Road. The strip began its upswing last year with Picket Fence
, whose kitchen we've praised as "disarmingly daring." This past summer, the Farm on Adderley
, an equally ambitious restaurant with a first-class bar, opened. (They just began serving inventive brunch items on Sundays.)
Now comes word that TB Ackerson Fine Wine Merchant will open a store, on November 1, specializing in organic and biodynamic wines at 1205 Cortelyou Road and that Park Slope candy shop–ice-cream parlor Rapper's Delight will move to Ditmas Park. There's no equivalent of Sunny's or Fairway in the neighborhood, but who's to say what the next year might bring?