First Look at HBH Gourmet Sandwiches, Now Serving Short Rib Pastrami in Carroll Gardens

Photo: Hugh Merwin

In April, we posted on the demise of fresh hummus joint Olga’s on Smith and noticed signage for its replacement. The silhouette of a pig’s head looms over the logo for HBH Gourmet Sandwiches & Smoked Meats like the lid of a bullet smoker, and for good reason: The new café cures its own bacon for BLTs, smokes shoulder for its pulled pork, and for the sandwich-adverse, serves fried pork balls with barbecue sauce as a starter. Meats — including a somewhat Montreal-esque short rib pastrami — are cured and smoked on the premises; pickles, sauces, and mustard are also made from scratch. The owners, who have been friends for thirty years, tell us they’ve been open for a week and plan to sell beer and wine at the 30-seat spot. For now, though, they’d be happy to pour you a made-to-order Vietnamese coffee.

B.L.T. $8
In House Cured & Apple Wood Smoked Bacon & Oven Roasted Tomatoes On White Pullman Loaf

The Wild Smokey Gobbler $10
Sliced, Maple Brined Turkey Breast, House Smoked Bacon & Swiss Cheese on Raisin Walnut Bread

Short Rib Pastrami $11
Sliced, With Swiss Cheese & Horseradish Mustard On Marble Rye

The Big MacDougal $9
Pulled, Smoked Shoulder Of Pork With Kimchi Coleslaw On A Brioche Bun

Smith St. Cheese Steak $12
Braised Short Rib With Taleggio, Pickled Shallots & Chive Aioli On Onion Ciabatta

Bon Ju $10
Walnut Curry Grilled Chicken With Pickled Carrot & Daikon On A Baguette

Grilled Vegetable $14
Grilled Portobello Mushroom, Eggplant & Zucchini With Fresh Mozzarella & Pesto On Onion Ciabatta

Fried Chicken Caesar Salad $12

Fried Pork Balls $4
Twisted Risotto Balls $4
Jalapeño Mac N’ Cheese $6
House Fries $4
House Chips $3
Corn Off The Cob $6