C Elise was stopped in her tracks by the Car Bomb, a dessert at the newish Saltie in Williamsburg. It’s a scoop of salted caramel ice cream drowned in Guinness. “How perfect is that?” she muses. That same caramel ice cream might also turn up between two dark-chocolate cookies in a winning sweet/salty sandwich, says tabs.

Saltie, opened in September by Caroline Fidanza (Diner, Marlow & Sons) and two other Diner alumnae, also makes a few simple but out-of-the-ordinary sandwiches. Try the Captain’s Daughter: sardines, pickled egg, and salsa verde on focaccia.

Williamsburg seems to be quite the sweet spot these days. A few blocks from Saltie is Bakeri, opened this summer by the owners of Sweetwater. tabs singles out the lavender shortbread: “So delicate and wonderful.”

Saltie [Williamsburg]
378 Metropolitan Avenue (near Havemeyer Street), Brooklyn
718-387-4777

Bakeri [Williamsburg]
150 Wythe Avenue (at N. Eighth Street), Brooklyn
718-388-8037

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Bakeri–Extremely Charming and Tasty in Williamsburg

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