Before seeing the band Beirut play at BAM a couple weeks ago, Fougoo, Brooklen, LBT, and I went to the nearby Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn to have dinner at The General Greene. It's a no-nonsense place serving New American cuisine in an unpretentious and laid back environment.
We started by order a set of items from the restaurant's bar snacks. We got lardo toast with apple chutney. Fougoo really liked these.
We tried their bacon dates, which we would have preferred to have a little more bacon than date. My favorite dish was the radishes with sea salt and anchovies. The combination was just right.
For our warm dishes, we got dirty rice with chicken liver and andouille sausage.
We also ordered the chicken pot pie, topped with a buttermilk biscuit crust.
The salt and pepper pork ribs topped with a sweet chili sauce reminded us of Chinese spare ribs. They had a little snap when you bit into them.
The ham and gruyere bread pudding was really nice and rich, cooked with a lot of butter.
We really enjoyed the small plates aspect of the dinner because there was opportunity to try so many items from the menu.