One of the rules of Jill Sigman’s Hut Project is that guests cannot use the subway to leave the neighborhood.
But that’s not such a big deal, as there are a bevy of drinking and dining options near Sigman’s Grattan Street studio — the once-industrial wasteland now called “Morgantown” by gentrifying locals.
Here’s our roundup:
• Start your night off with a margarita pizza at Roberta’s on Moore Street, and pick up a loaf of bread from the eatery’s expanded bakery for next morning’s breakfast. Remember to ask for paper, not plastic.
• If you prefer a quicker meal with more vegetarian options, turn the corner to Olive Valley on Bogart Street, which features tasty falafel sandwiches, carrot salads, and all sorts of puff pastry desserts.
• Browse the wine and spirit selections at Big Tree Bottles on Bogart Street, which carry several Long Island vintages. This time of year we recommend a rose, which will complement the rose-colored bits of discarded plastic interwoven with the hut.
• In the morning, pick up coffee and a newspaper at Varet Street’s Café Orwell or The Archive Cafe across the street.
After a potentially sleepless night on Sigman’s concrete studio floor, better order a double espresso.
Roberta’s [261 Moore St. at Bogart Street, (718) 417-1118]; Olive Valley [43 Bogart St. at Grattan Street, (718) 894-1800]; Big Tree Bottles [43 Bogart St. at Grattan Street, (718) 894-9463]; Café Orwell [247 Varet St. at Bogart Street, (347) 294-4759]; Archive Cafe [49 Bogart St. between Seigel and Moore streets, (718) 381-1944].
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