Hey all, new hound. I found this site thru Frankies 457 Spuntino. I just moved to Carroll Gardens a few months back, and I spend an inordinate amount of time dining at Frankies by myself. Another foodie from the neighborhood was eating at the bar and we started talking. I had a terrible experience at Schnack, and after relating it, he said "That sounds like a Chowhound post." So here, a few weeks later, I am. I have fallen into a pleasing rut of Lucali, Frankie 457, and Le Pit Stop Bistro. If I never found anywhere else, I'd be okay. But I have heard mixed reviews on Grocery, am wary of Patois since my Schnack experience, and want to know which restaurant on Smith was started by Mario Batali. Also any other suggestions would help, as I am new. I know this neighborhood is a foodie paradise, so where do you all eat????