Shelsky's of Brooklyn Rolls Out Expanded Menu at New Court Street Shop

By Nikhita Venugopal on May 30, 2014 5:13pm | Updated on June 2, 2014 8:46am

 Shelsky's of Brooklyn, a specialty fish and appetizing shop, has moved from its Smith Street shop to a larger location on Court Street, according to the store's owner.
Shelsky's of Brooklyn, a specialty fish and appetizing shop, has moved from its Smith Street shop to a larger location on Court Street, according to the store's owner.
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BOERUM HILL — Shelsky’s of Brooklyn, a gourmet smoked fish and appetizing shop in Boerum Hill, has moved to a new location on Court Street with an expanded menu and much more to come, the owner said.

Shelsky’s moved last week from its 251 Smith St. shop to 141 Court St. — a space that’s about two-and-a-half times larger.

“The space really gives us the luxury to do a lot more,” said owner Peter Shelsky.

The shop, which already serves an array of smoked and cured fish products, fish-laden sandwiches, bagels and pastries, is adding shrimp, crab, and Connecticut- and Maine-style lobster rolls to the menu. Teas from SoHo's Palais des Thes will be poured and sold at the shop.

Shelsky hopes to grow and eventually cater to Middle Eastern Jewish communities with the addition of falafel and other dishes to the menu. The store will also carry French, Irish and English products, like Marmite and HP Sauce, as well as some more obscure eastern European finds, he said.

And as the Holland herring festival at the Oyster Bar approaches this summer, Shelsky’s will be ready with whole fillets of the fish or servings on a hot dog bun.

Other openings and closings in the neighborhood include:

Van Horn, a Cobble Hill southern restaurant, has shuttered after three-and-a-half years at 231 Court St. The restaurant’s former space is now for sale, Eater first reported.

“[S]o we are moving on after 3 1/2 years. We will miss you BK!” the restaurant wrote on its Facebook page last week.

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