My friend Damon (previously of the now-closed Elm) got a job at the new restaurant Myrtle & Gold, in Downtown Brooklyn, so we stopped by for dinner and cocktails. I got the mushroom bruschetta, and although it could have been warmer it was quite tasty — the roasted shiitake, maitake and oyster mushrooms were piled high on the crusty bread, and they were seasoned well. Even better the menu didn’t attempt to call them “wild mushrooms,” as many other restaurants do. There are a handful of other vegetarian options on the menu at Myrtle & Gold, but I haven’t had a chance to try them yet — I guess that’s a reason to go back.
Myrtle & Gold — 343 Gold St