The Power Animals love sandwiches. So naturally, I was super excited when a new restaurant dedicated to southern sandwiches opened in Cobble Hill. The Van Horn Sandwich Shop has only been open since late January, but somehow I’ve managed to go twice already, including once with Power Animals Kiki, Hillary, and Nina in tow. Van Horn – run by North Carolina natives Jacob Van Horn and Richard Hauchman – serves southern specialties such as a buttermilk fried chicken sandwich, smoked pulled pork, classic hush puppies, and fresh collard greens.
The buttermilk fried chicken and hush puppies are a must try, as is the fried catfish sandwich if you’re looking for something a bit lighter with tons of flavor. There’s a lot of fried on the menu which is fine by me, especially since it all came out crispy and delicious. If you’re not into fried foods, we’re no longer friends, but you can still eat here and enjoy the pimento grilled cheese or peanut butter and jelly. Van Horn offers a bunch of classic cocktails as well as local beers. I loved the Liquid Gold by Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, which tastes a little like Hoegaarden and a lot like awesome.