“A Novel Kitchen” Opens on Atlantic Avenue

A new combination café and used book and record store, A Novel Kitchen, has opened at 151 Atlantic Avenue, between Clinton and Henry streets, on the Brooklyn Heights side. Their menu features a wide variety of dishes suitable for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, combining influences of many different cuisines. IMG_4649Vinyl records, CDs, and DVDs are in the case at the center of this photo, with books in the case at the rear. There is another, much larger bookcase to the right, not in the photo.IMG_4650Here is their dining area.

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  • Remsen Street Dweller

    Looks like some good comfort food! – https://anovelkitchen.com/menu

  • Andrew Porter

    Pastrami sandwich here: “Swiss cheese, Caramelized Onions and Mustard on Sour Dough Served with a Kosher dill Pickle.”


  • aeshtron

    Vinyl + Books + Food = : – )
    I’ll have to check this spot out.

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com/ Claude Scales

    Is it substituting sourdough for rye that you consider blasphemous, or is it the caramelized onions?

  • Andrew Porter

    The swiss cheese is beyond the pale…

    In the long tradition of “let’s change the working formula until it doesn’t work any more.”

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com/ Claude Scales

    I get it! I have a friend who liked to imagine the most traif recipes possible, like a kosher hot dog with melted cheese and bacon bits.

    If they kept the Swiss cheese and added sauerkraut, they could call it a Rueben.

  • http://www.yotamzohar.com StudioBrooklyn

    With the exception of actual Middle Eastern food, I can’t think of too many “Kosher” recipes that wouldn’t be improved by non-Kosher modifications. Good on them! (However, the best cheese to put on a pastrami sandwich is in fact pepper jack.)

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com/ Claude Scales

    That sounds good – I’ll try it some time. Thanks!

  • Andrew Porter

    Not what I implied. I don’t care about kosher vs. non-kosher. Just what doesn’t go together, like Pastrami on white bread with mayo…

  • http://www.yotamzohar.com StudioBrooklyn

    You’re describing what starts to sound like a Venetian sandwich. We have a friend who set up such a shop on Houston called Tramezzini, highly recommend if you ever get over the river.

  • Red Leader

    Looks great! Excited to try it!