As If Grand Army Plaza’s Arch Didn’t Already Make Brooklyn Feek Like Paris

Upon reading that French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been mending fences with the States, Shelly Fireman, the restaurateur behind both Brooklyn Diner USA locations (Times Square and 57th Street), decided to offer his own olive branch in return: a Brooklyn take on the classic French charcroute platter. The Brooklyn version includes BD’s signature 15-bite hot dog sausage, “Kasseler” smoked pork chop, fennel sausage, chicken sausage, thick- sliced corned beef served with juniper berry sauerkraut and boiled potatoes. The charcroute platter is $22.75. Pair it with a half bottle of Alsatian riesling for an additional $22.