Friday, June 7, 2013

Habana Outpost 06-01-2013

Location: 757 Fulton St BK
Time: 1pm
People: RB, CK and myself

Feelings: The Fort Greene outpost of a popular SoHo spot, Cafe Habana, screams Brooklyn summer. In fact, when I think of summer in NYC, I think of a place like Habana Outpost. With the same tasty menu and frozen cocktails, ginger lemonade and beers, you are in for a relaxing, laid-back outdoor scene. This eco-friendly Cuban eatery even generates its own electricity with the solar panels located near the picnic benches.

Patrons will place the order in the indoor space, but the food itself, including their famous corn, comes from the truck outside. On weekends, their small flea market features local artists, local DJs and many kids' activities, making Habana Outpost more than just a place to dine.

The veggie taco ($3) is fresh with full of creamy cheese while the pineapple ginger lemonade ($3) is too overly sweet for my taste. For those who crave icy sweet treats, Coolhaus' ice cream sandwich ($5) would hit the spot.

RB's Cuban sandwich ($8.75, roast pork, ham, swiss cheese, pickles, chipotle mayo) was overly salty. He was surprised and disappointed since he is a frequent Cubano eater at their Soho location.

The food might be as average as it could be, but in a fun setting like this, food comes secondary. Grab a cold drink, sit under the umbrellas, and enjoy the summer...all in Brooklyn!

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