Been cooking a lot more than hounding lately, but on my way back from grocery runs to the Flatbush Food Coop (on Cortelyou a few blocks east of CIA) I've been taking out from this Guyanese place lately. Joined the FFC, though it's not in our hood, in large part because terrific chow spots seem to surround it, so it's a good catalyst for exploration. Or it will be, once I'm able to escape Sybil's orbit!
They do a nice jerk chicken and an excellent curried goat, but my favorite flavor thus far (though deduct a point for fattier than normal oxtails) has been the pepperpot, which is oxtails and some other beef bits in a sweet, spicy (allspice & just a little chili heat), and a little buttery sauce. It'd be super tasty with say rice and peas as the side, but KILLER with the mac and cheese - a good rendition, which just gets better as it sops up the juices on the bottom of the aluminum plate. Second favorite side is the lo mein.
Working my way through the baked goodies, and they've all been at least pretty good. Nothing relevatory, but well worth the prices and mostly novel to me. And delightful service: nobody in Brooklyn is more warm and welcoming than the guy who has taken our order these last several Sunday evenings.
Any other recs in this area? I think I've got a handle on the bounty that CIA has to offer, so mostly looking for leads on Flatbush/Church/other.