Thursday, June 28, 2012
Brennan and Carr (Brooklyn, NY)
3432 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11229, T: 718-646-9559
Brennan and Carr is an institution in Brooklyn, New York, which recently got national fame through the show Man vs Food, whose host Adam Richmond, is a Brooklyn native. It is a small brick construction, which inside looks more like a Bavarian small town tavern, than a Brooklyn classic. It is known for its roast beef sandwiches, which according to the admittedly biased Adam Richmond, are among the few best in the Northeast.
We order a Roast Beef Sandwich ($5.50), and get it Double Dipped. The thick layer of thin sliced warm roast beef, with grilled onion, on a big soft bun, soaked because of the double dip in their homemade au jus, is simply amazing! Soft, tender, and full flavor. Full disclosure: we got another one (this time without fried onion, which was also excellent, but with onion is even better). We also got a Gargiula Burger ($6.45): a burger plus roast beef on a soft bun with dip. Also delicious, but the burger doesn't add much. The Onion Rings ($4) seemed freshly battered, and were crunchy and thick, while the Chicken Tenders ($6.25) were thinly battered, very tender(ized), with a nice little kick to them (they might have been frozen though). Both the onion rings and the chicken tenders were a bit overprized.
If you go to Brennan & Carr for the roast beef sandwich, as you should, you will not be disappointed. One of the best sandwiches in the country! The rest is (quite) good, but sometimes a bit overpriced.