Last night a Kickstarted, New England-style clam shack opened in Brooklyn. Say hello to Littleneck everybody! The joint isn't that big, but it's pretty much exactly what you'd expect of a clam shack in Gowanus with chef Alan Harding (Gowanus Yacht Club, The Farm on Adderley, Chopped!) working the kitchen. Raw bar? Check. Lobster rolls? Check. Whole belly Ipswich clam rolls? You better believe it.

Right now the restaurant is still in soft-open mode (so the food and drink menu, below, is still on the short side) but it's got lots of heart—not surprising from a restaurant that was funded in part by the generosity of strangers. Littleneck expects to add a full menu as well as brunch, lunch and delivery options in the coming weeks. Right now they are open everyday (except Tuesdays) starting at 4 p.m.

288 Third Avenue, Brooklyn // 718-522-1921

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