Thursday, June 04, 2009 | |

Folks in Prospect Heights have something to cheer about this rainy June week! The beloved pizzeria Franny's has opened up a prepared foods shop called BKLYN Larder. Check the Grubstreet review below:
In its five-year existence, Prospect Heights’s Franny’s has garnered a rabid following, but even its most faithful customers can’t subsist entirely on the restaurant’s clam pizzas, bucatini with ramps, and nettle crostini (no matter how hard we try). That’s why owners Andrew Feinberg and Francine Stephens have built Bklyn Larder, a specialty-foods shop opening tomorrow just a couple of blocks up Flatbush Avenue. The clean-lined store is putatively intended to serve the culinary needs of home cooks in search of high-end imports like Latini pasta and Italian apricot jam. That’s well and good, but not what will inspire trans-borough pilgrimages. What will do that, we’d wager, is the rotating roster of prepared foods, which can be packed to go (in biodegradable containers) or eaten on premises, if you’re able to snag one of the eight counter-height seats. This week’s starting lineup includes Greenmarket-direct veggies (a Franny’s forte) and the first-ever sandwiches with the Franny’s imprimatur.