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Urban Oyster – Cobble Hill Tour

July 22, 2013 , , ,

Stinky Bklyn
When, a few months ago, P and I saw a Gilt City deal for an Urban Oyster food tour in Cobble Hill it was a no-brainer. $33 for a three hour tour and tastings? Yes please!

This past Saturday was the day and I think we both agree that it was well worth the money and the time in the heat. (The tours normally start at $60 so we had a good deal to say the least.)

Ham bar at Stinky Bklyn

Ham bar at Stinky Bklyn

I was a bit wary at the beginning – the tour started at Stinky Bklyn and the second stop was 61 local – both being places I had been before, several times. I mean, despite that, I love both of those places and am not going to turn my nose up at a pimento cheese sandwich nor will I at some spicy pickles.

The tour progressed quickly and we delved deeper into the neighborhood and down streets where I have yet to venture. It was great! The tour tied together a lot of places, which showed the immense community support that all of the local businesses give each other.

One Girl Cookies

To just name a few things….61 local gets their olives from Sahadi’s. If you order from D’Amico online, they will package up sweets from Court Street bakery and ship it to you.

The stops also included Damascus bakery, One Girl cookies, Court Pastry Shop, D’amico foods (which has it’s own coffee roaster) and the Brooklyn Pharmacy & Soda Fountain. The tour was also peppered with short stops in the shade and little tidbits about the neighborhood and New York in general.

Lobster Tails

Lobster Tails

My most favorite stop, by far was the Court Street Bakery and D’amico foods. They were the longest standing in the neighborhood and I am still dreaming about those lemon drop cookies from the bakery.

While it seems a bit touristy to do a food tour in a neighborhood you live right next door too, it was really a great experience and gave me a chance to go into several places that have been on my ‘list’ for quite sometime. Overall, highly recommended!


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