Elberta Kicks the Passport Off in Style!

Last night Brooklyn's finest were treated to some real southern charm courtesy of Elberta, a brand-new restaurant and bar on Flatbush. As one of the 20+ businesses participating in the Passport to Prospect Heights, Elberta is offering 1/2 priced signature appetizers all week long, but last night was an exclusive event showcasing this scrumptious southern menu to the Elite Squad.

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These vocal locals packed into the place, marveling at the simple, inviting decor with tasteful pendant bulbs and talented violinist Phearnone (at Elberta every Friday!) setting the mood. Behind the bar, Natasha created cocktails with Cacao Prieto's delicious chocolate rum (hailing from Red Hook), and kept the party rocking as the chef wowed the crowd.

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The Elberta staff, led by Erica and Erwin, showed off their southern hospitality and circulated incredible tastes off their menu. With Cajun shrimp fried to perfection, blackened tuna with just the right spice, and mushroom puff pastries bursting with flavor, you know Elberta can throw down. However, the consensus winner of all the delicious dishes was the RIBS. A little bit spicy, a little bit sweet, these meaty, fall-off-the-bone marvels were completely irresistable. As Candice H attests, "Handshakes were traded for fist pumps and head nods because I think everyone licked that sauce off their fingers."

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Whether or not you made it out, make sure you check out what folks are saying in their reviews and on Talk; peep the photos from Jersey's own YoSteph here, and of course check out all the other Passport fun happening this week.

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A huge thanks to the friendly and accommodating staff from Elberta for welcoming us all in with open arms; with food and hospitality like this, I'm sure they'll be a Flatbush favorite for a long time to come. I know I'll be back anytime I need a rib fix. I'll see you there!

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Peter D and the Yelp NYC Team