‘Goods’ news as 3rd Ward founders get into food

Jeremy Lovitt, a co-founder of 3rd Ward, poses with his restored food truck that will sell hamburgers and hot dogs near the corner of Metropolitan and Lorimer.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

Food carts? Feh.

On June 9, when the folks behind 3rd Ward turn an ugly, empty Williamsburg lot into a dining destination, they’ll be giving this king-sized borough what it really needs: a king-sized food truck.

“This lot was kind of an eyesore, but you couldn’t build anything on it because of various restrictions — so we decided we didn’t have to,” said Jason Goodman, a partner and a founder of 3rd Ward, just across the street.

Instead, Goodman and crew decided to restore a 25-foot 1946 Spartan trailer rescued from a junkyard in Ithaca and turn it into a kitchen — that is, after 200 hours of polishing and stripping six layer of paint.

But enough about the space — let’s talk food. Alex McCrery — a former sous-chef at New Orleans’s legendary Commander’s Palace — will head up the kitchen on wheels. But the menu will turn north — and downmarket — from McCrery’s fine dining background. Instead, the eatery will whip out polished American classics like grass-fed burgers, organic all-beef hot dogs, and, naturally, Brooklyn Lager-battered fish and chips.

Goods will offer a smallish breakfast menu, too — biscuits with sausage egg and cheese, hash browns, granola, classic New Orleans beignets and coffee from Intelligentsia. That’s a sure step up from the donut cart outside the office.

Diners can opt for delivery, take-out, or sit in the 35-seat garden adjacent to the trailer, landscaped by another of the 3rd Ward crew.

It’s hard to argue with a Goods thing.

Goods (corner of Lorimer Street and Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, no phone yet). For info, visit www.goodsfood.com.

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