Cold-Weather Comfort Food Replaces Local Popsicle Shops for Winter

By Leslie Albrecht on November 27, 2012 6:25am 

PARK SLOPE — Talk about seasonal food.

Two local storefronts have switched from selling cool summer treats to heartier winter fare for the next several months.

Uncle Louie G's, the Italian ices chain on Seventh Avenue and Ninth Street, has been replaced by The Soup Bowl, which will sell homemade soups, salads and sandwiches until spring, Here's Park Slope first reported.

The soup lineup, prepared by local chef Richard Gussoff, includes lobster butternut squash bisque, sweet potato leek, spiced acorn with butternut squash, and white bean with kale.

Fans can sign up to be notified of daily specials via email on The Soup Bowl's website.

On Union Street and Seventh Avenue, artisanal popsicle purveyor People's Pops has closed for the season, and "farm to sandwich" shop Landhaus has moved in, Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn first reported.

Landhaus co-owner Maria Dela Cruz told DNAinfo.com New York that the store will be open until early May. She and her partners decided to rent the space temporarily after meeting the People's Pops team at Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg, where both businesses ran outdoor stands.

"It was new to us, the concept, but we love the place. We love the area, so we jumped on it," Dela Cruz said.

The menu at the Park Slope shop includes a pork meatball sandwich, a beef short rib sandwich, and New England clam chowder based on an old family recipe from one of the Landhaus co-partners, who's from Maine.

Landhaus won't be serving the lamb burger that's been a popular choice at its outdoor locations, because there's no ventilated kitchen at the Union Street location, Dela Cruz said. But meat lovers should get a kick out of the "bacon stick," a fat slice of pork belly coated with maple syrup served on a wooden stick.

Landhaus recently started another indoor venture at The Woods, a Williamsburg bar, and hopes to open a full-scale restaurant there early next year, Dela Cruz added.

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