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News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.

Monday, February 20, 2012

PLG Outpost to Open As Early As Next Weekend

Michael Campbell's budding empire along Fenimore (wine shop 65 Fen, panini 'n' vino joint Delroy's) is about to open a little shop of extras. Much like other Brooklyn "everything else" stores like Larder and Provisions, PLG Outpost hopes to carry the sorts of things that folks go outside the neigbhorhood for - specialty items like oils and vinegars and cheeses and the sorts of gourmet extras that send modern eaters all the way to Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and (for budget-conscious mascochists like the Q) the Food Coop.

Now, here's the deal. Michael and Co. are looking for your input. He's a small businessman trying to cater to a neighborhood that doesn't exactly scream "gourmand!" So stop in to 65 Fen or to the Outpost (open as soon as next weekend) and let him know what you'd like him to carry. Think of this as the Wild Wild West, where you had to get to know the proprietor of the local Trading Post in order to get your spurs, lassos and chewin' tobacky special ordered via newfangled steam-powered Iron Horses. Only 'stead of spurs, lassos and chaw, think fromage, oils and specialty condiments.

Good luck Michael! Feel free to chime in your hopes for the PLG Outpost here, since I think Michael might be one of the Q's regular readers. Shopping lists?

27 comments:

babs said...

Congratulations Michael! Creme fraiche, please.

Anonymous said...

Ronnybrook milk please!

Anonymous said...

Fresh bread, please. Amy's? Sullivan Street?

Also: Where will the new store be located? Inside 65 Fen / Delroys, or in a neighboring storefront?

babs said...

I think it's the little store two down from Delroy's (there's a hair salon in between). And fresh bread would be great - I think Delroy's already gets their bread from Tom Cat bakery - their demi-baguettes are great.

Anna said...

Baguettes and good bread.
Fancy cheese (like fresh mozzarella, gruyere, fontina, gorgonzola)
Good coffee beans
good salami and dried sausage
prosciutto
fresh ravioli and tortellini

Anonymous said...

some nice teas

Anonymous said...

fancy olives and pickles! locally-made/brooklyn-made everything!

babs said...

I'm really spoiled by the Food Co-op, but bread is something that needs to be bought fresh nearly every day, and I won't go into Park Slope that often to do it (I also don't think the Food Co-op's prices on bread are as amazing as on some of their other stuff).

Anonymous said...

soy creamer for my coffee, por favor.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if there will be a freezer, but I've noticed a lack of good frozen treats in the neighborhood groceries. Good sorbet, soy-based frozen stuff, etc. I would buy that all. the. time. When in season, some really good tomatoes. good coffee beans.

Anonymous said...

Would love to see cheeses, fresh bread, oils, vinegars, mustards, pasta, Muir Glen canned tomatoes, sea salt...Michael, thrilled you're doing this for PLG and can't wait to start shopping!

Martense Res said...

Agree with all of the above. And good, quality, fresh produce -- the one food category for which I find myself going elsewhere.

cheryl on parkside ave said...

Congratulations Michael!!!...love Delroy's....will be a regular customer in the new shop...Peace n Love. Kaiesha second mom, Cheryl

Anonymous said...

Bread! For the love of God bread! Tom Cat, Sullivan, whatever - my kingdom for daily access to a good baguette!

Paul G.

ea said...

marinated feta!

Anonymous said...

Brie de Meaux, please. Just kidding! Any of the decent plain brie types would be fine.

Also my favorites:
fresh sourdough breads,
olives,
pickled garlic,
dips,
white fish,
Carrs crackers although the newly refurbed supermarket ojs I think between midwood and maple has a wonderful new line that includes busseto deli salami and prosciutto. Exciting!

Congrats to Michael and PLG! Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Fresh regular bread.

cheryl on parkside ave said...

Jasmine Tea ginger ale, Pomgranate with hibiscus ginger ale and plain ginger ale by Bruce Cost.

qimster said...

All for this! Anything that would pair well with wine would be a welcome addition! Good luck with the shop, I know my family and I will be there :)

Arthur Goldwag said...

Bread! Bread! Bread!

And for some reason, non-moldy potatoes are very hard to come by in this neighborhood, never mind fancy ones like Yukon Gold.

Anonymous said...

Copying others here to request fresh bread. Will save us a daily trip to Caputos or Fairway.
Either baguette or Italian bread.
We shop outside the neighborhood mostly for meat, fish, and deli items (quiche, cold meats, cheeses).
Arthur - try Suzie Farm - we find their potatoes are fine.
Thanks very much! Looking forward to this opening.

Anonymous said...

Cheeses
Grape seed oil
Good coffee beans
Other bourgey things

Anonymous said...

Lingonberry preserves! :)

Anonymous said...

Good coffee beans, teas, good bread!

Meat would be great too!

Anonymous said...

Fresh baked bread please! Including pita bread, for which I currently trek out to the middle eastern bakeries on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn Heights.

Anonymous said...

Affordable items

Yummy cookies

ElizabethC said...

did someone say LINGONBERRY??? YESSSSS! I miss Finland.

Brie. any brie. good olives. good olive oil. and fresh bread! Yay!