Thursday, November 19, 2015

P•D•Q : A New Carroll Gardens Spot That's Neighborhood Café And Cocktail Bar In One

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Regina Myers, owner of P•D•Q

P•D•Q may occupy one of Carroll Gardens' smallest storefronts, but this new place is not only a café, but also a cocktail bar. This means, of course, that one can stop by P•D•Q to grab a cup of coffee in the morning and a drink on the way home at night. If you need a bite to eat, P•D•Q can accommodate you at any time of the day.

This new café/bar, located at 359 Sackett Street,  is the latest venture of Carroll Gardens residents (and newlyweds) Regina Myers and Tyler Maganzini, who also own Union Grounds, Bar San Miguel, and Black Mountain Wine House in the neighborhood.

P•D•Q is shorthand for 'Pretty Damn Quick'. In fact, several prints of old-fashioned typewriters and vintage photos of secretaries adorn the walls. As the name suggest, Regina and Tyler aim to provide quick service for those who want to just make a quick stop, but nothing prevents customers to linger a bit at the long communal table. WiFi is provided for free, so P•D•Q is a perfect spot if you need to do some work.

The food menu is small but everything is made fresh at the café. Try the yogurt with granola or one of the sandwiches including 'Regina's bacon, egg and cheese' . In the evening, pair a glass of wine with a meat and cheese platter.

The drinks menu features cocktails like the "Tiki Time", a blend of Amontillado, Velvet Falernum, Maraschino and Cinnamon Simple. The "Italian Dream" is made with Campari, Cappaletti and sweet vermouth.

Like a Parisian neighborhood café, P•D•Q will become a place were local residents stop by throughout the day. Regina told us that recently, a customer stopped by in the morning before a job interview. On the way home, she stopped by again to let Regina know how it went. A group of friends come in on a regular basis to sit at the large table to play board games.

P•D•Q is just that kind of a place and has that kind of community vibe.

P•D•Q
359 Sackett Street
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Open:
Monday-Friday 9am to 11pm
Saturday-Sunday 10 to 11pm



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

BUT WHAT ABOUT COMMERCIAL CREEP????

chance bliss said...

how is this commercial creep? it was a retail space before this new venture - this is where eton had a storefront for his budding dumpling empire.

Anonymous said...

BUT WHAT ABOUT CAPS LOCK?????

Nancy said...

WHAT ABOUT MORE USELESS CRAP IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD? Get drunk at a high cost! RUN THE OLD FOLKS AWAY!

Anonymous said...

Agree with chance bliss. How is this commercial creep? Take a walk around the neighborhood, please, and see all the tiny storefronts that exist on the side streets just off Smith, as well as Court, beginning approximately from President all the way up to at least Dean Street and beyond. There are even some along Henry Street. These include a shoemaker, a children's clothing shop, cookie/pastry shops, among others. Do we need another bar? Probably not. A coffee shop, sure, why not, but what else would you put into such a small space anyway? Maybe you would prefer empty storefronts. As for running "old folks away," many of you would consider me "old folks," but give me a good cup of coffee, WiFi, and a pleasant environment, and I'll be there. In fact, it would probably be fun to run such a place in my upcoming "retirement" years.

Anonymous said...

the neighbors will not appreciate the smokers outside. or noise on what appears to be a roof deck.
these people seem very young to hold 3 leases. Who is backing them?

Anonymous said...

It was a tongue in cheek comment about Katia's husband's comments during the rezoning. They're upset that there is one bar on Smith Street (open late!) that is close to their backyard, so there was a CB6 discussion of "commercial creep", which was aimed at not zoning for commercial development this far (50 feet) off of Smith and Court. Of course this completely disregards the historic nature of what was on Union and Sackett and Henry and Summit and Hicks...but that doesn't matter to them.

Katia said...

I knew what you were getting at. Bet you did not think I would post your comment, Anonymous.
How about identifying yourself?