I was hoping to take the SO to The Grocery tomorrow (Thursday) night, but they're on holiday.
I'm a little out of touch with all the developments in the Carroll Gardens dining scene. What's good, in a roughly comparable way, within a mile or two? Not similar food necessarily, but a pleasant room with something exciting going on in the kitchen.
Speaking of Smith, I did try the newish "3 Bow Thai" on Smith today for lunch. Competent, cheap, nicely presented Ameri-Thai, based on a Green Papaya Salad and a Spicy Noodle.