New Eats In Crown, Prospect Heights: Rare Mexican Sandwich, Buffet Bar

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CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN — A Mexican restaurant with a rare Guadalajara sandwich and a new bar-buffet hybrid are among the new eateries neighbors can try in Crown and Prospect Heights.

The Washington Avenue spot Cruz del Sur and Trimbago on Nostrand Avenue had liquor licenses on the agenda this week at a Community Board 8 committee meeting, although Cruz del Sur was among the items on the agenda. agenda pushed for another meeting.

The Mexican spot – which opened earlier this month near Pacific Street – is run by Guadalajara native Hugo Orozco, who previously owned La Slowteria in Carroll Gardens and worked at Rosies in the East Village, according to a article published in Eater.

It offers an eclectic “Ode to Guadalajara” menu, including the meat-stuffed torta ahogada sandwich, which Eater says is hard to find in New York. Visitors can also find daytime coffee offerings, a brunch selection, and tacos or quesadillas at the restaurant, depending on its menu.

The second restaurant to come on Community Board 8’s agenda was Trimbago, a family restaurant that will open later this summer between Lincoln Place and Eastern Parkway on Nostrand Avenue.

The restaurant will take over two storefronts on the block to create a unique take-out and sit-down hybrid. To one side of the restaurant, guests will find a buffet area set up for take-out offerings. The other side will include a bar and a sit-down restaurant, the owners told the committee.

Behind the restaurant is the Trim family, who have lived near Nostrand Avenue and President Street since 1968, they told the committee. Members voted unanimously in favor of the liquor license for the restaurant, which will open in July or August once construction is complete.

Committee members also voted in favor of a liquor license at Crown Heights Pizza, which has operated on Lincoln Place for five years. The restaurant plans to add wine and beer to its menu based on customer demand, they said.

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