Fans of Ditmas Park favorite the Farm on Adderley, get ready: The newest venture from co-owners Gary Jonas and Allison McDowell, a French bistro dubbed Pomme de Terre, is on the verge of opening. Apparently the regular customers at the Farm are jonesing for another mid-range restaurant in the neighborhood, and it's unlikely a recent shooting on the very same corner will deter them.
Jonas and McDowell have teamed up with restaurateur Jimmy Mamary, owner of Patois and Pacifico, who has had plenty of experience opening restaurants in unlikely spots. When he opened Patois in Carroll Gardens in 1997, Smith Street was a far cry from what it is today. As the Times put it, Smith Street "looked less like SoHo with its restaurants and boutiques, and more like Newkirk Avenue today." Who knows? Maybe Newkirk Avenue is destined to be the next Smith Street.
Pomme de Terre, 1301 Newkirk Avenue near Argyle Road, Ditmas Park