Good news in the food world: after temporarily closing due to damage from Hurricane Sandy, Red Hook favorite Home/Made will reopen this month. According to the restaurant's Twitter page, Home/Made will begin serving dinner on July, 19. Brunch and lunch will be back on July, 31.
Home/Made's commitment to using fresh and local ingredients is one of the restaurant's main draws, along with its warm atmosphere and generous portions. A standout brunch menu includes granola with local milk or yogurt, double-smoked bacon, sticky pecan buns, and croissants. The scrambles, stuffed with fillings like roasted tomatoes, arugula, and fontina, use local eggs and come with sides of potatoes, and grilled bread. On the sweeter side, there's a slab of citrus brioche french toast with sautéed fruits. Diners can wash down the food with bottomless coffee, fresh-squeezed juices, and even kombucha on tap.
Grilled pizzas are front and center on the lunch menu: toppings range from lemon ricotta and asparagus, to peaches, fontina, bacon, and basil. Sandwiches and burgers also get a few twists, like the BLT spread with chipotle aioli on grilled filone bread.
For dinner, grilled pizzas are joined by skirt steak and mussels with roasted tomatoes, herbs, garlic, and white wine. A tempting appetizer list offers artichoke crostini, bruschetta, and dates stuffed with parmesan cheese and wrapped in bacon. As for drinks, there are plenty of wines to choose from and a rotation of beers.
So head over to show some support, and bring an appetite.
293 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn