Multidisciplinary new restaurant-bar-music venue Sisters debuted in Clinton Hill last night, paying tribute to the space's former incarnation as Sister's Community Hardware Store. The nails and hammers have been replaced with local beers and charcuterie plates, as befitting the Brooklyn Decree of 2007. In the kitchen, Flatbush Farm's Chris Nicholas, who partnered with Damon Gorton to bring the all-day cafe to life.
For now, that just means dinner, though breakfast and lunch are slated to debut in the next few weeks. Feel like just a "Little Bit?" Try for Bone Marrow ($8) with picked shallots and toast or a bowl of Spicy Smoked Almonds ($5). Need a "Bit More?" There's Mushroom Toast ($10) with two kinds of cheese, a Semolina Cake ($14) topped with even more mushrooms and Duck Casoulet ($16) the flageolet beans and some grilled baguette.
Up front, a main dining area boasting a 30-foot skylight, reflective mirrors and seating for 60 diners. In the back bar room is where the venue factor comes in, with a small stage for intimate performances and a vinyl-focused DJ booth for "crate-digging DJ sets." In case you forgot you were in Brooklyn. Besides draft beers and ciders, sip cocktails like the Turin Horse with Michters rye, ginger-honey-lemon marmalade and Angostura bitters.
900 Fulton Street in Clinton Hill, 347-763-2537; website