By Byrne Harrison
If you are heading to the Brick Theatre (for the Clown Theatre Festival, for instance), you may notice that where there was formerly a vacant lot at the corner of Lorimer and Metropolitan, there is now a bright, shiny 1940s vintage trailer. And in that trailer is Goods.
Goods serves classic American food with ingredients from local farms and vendors. The basic menu and information about the restaurant can be found here, but you can keep up-to-date on the daily specials through Twitter.
I went with a traditional Southern meal - a fried green tomato sandwich, curly fries, and beignets and coffee for dessert. It was like a visit back home, or at least a visit to New Orleans. The fried green tomatoes were light and delicate, and the sandwich was topped with a red cabbage slaw that had just enough mayonaise to make the sandwich a little messy (as a good sandwich should be). The beignets were small by Cafe Du Monde standards, but remarkably tasty. They were served piping hot, and were not oily or greasy. Just really delicious.
Despite the rainy day, I sat out on the restaurant's partially-covered outdoor space. The waiter was attentive and the food was out in a flash. With the beautiful plants and handsome wood patio, it was a lovely place to have a meal and pass some time between shows.
There are plenty of reasons to head to the Brick Theatre, but build in a little time on your next visit to try out Goods.