14 Dec Peaches Brooklyn
I was born in Georgetown, Guyana and came to the United States when I was five years old. I grew up in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Although I lived in Atlanta, Georgia for about two years, I was never introduced to soul food. That’s right, if you ask me about Caribbean cuisine, Asian delicacies, or even European dining I can spout off many things. However I have been introduced to good ‘ole American soul food at a late age. I recently moved to the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. Everyone that I have asked about the neighborhood’s eateries raved about Peaches on Lewis Avenue. With items such as oven roasted chicken meatballs, the pulled pork barbecue sandwich, and hand dipped flounder, who could resist?
I learned very quickly that soul food is definitely synonymous with comfort food. With that being said, Peaches itself is a very comfortable environment. The decor is warm with bright colors all around. I sat at the bar. I have to admit, usually the bar is an uncomfortable place to eat dinner in a restaurant, but not at Peaches. I felt as if I were eating in my grandmother’s kitchen at a spacious counter. I know it sounds weird, but there was something endearing about that bar. The waite staff was cordial and very accommodating.
I had a simple salad, which included arugula, toasted pecans, green apples, and blue cheese. The simple salad was not simple at all. The portion was more than expected. If you were on a diet the salad alone would be enough for a meal. The simple salad was delicious and filling, but I didn’t stop there. I had the turkey meatloaf sandwich with cheddar cheese, onions, and barbecue aioli. What can I say about a turkey meatloaf sandwich? Of course it was filling. The taste wasn’t out of this world, but it was very well seasoned. The sandwich did invoke a bit of nostalgia. That’s the thing about soul food, sometimes it brings you back to when you first had meatloaf or whatever the dish. This sandwich did that for me. Peaches also had some great barbecue fries. I loved the fries. My meal was accompanied by Peaches’ rum punch. As rum punches go, Peaches has a great recipe. Overall Peaches is a solid 4 out of 5 stars. The only reason it was not a higher rating is because I was not blown away by my meal, but that could very well change in the future.
– Your man in the streets
Check out Peaches at www.peachesbrooklyn.com