Walking around Brooklyn with a camera and a pen.
Re TasteBuds, the sandwiches were indeed delicious (tried 2), but not hearty. The baguette was small, even my petite wife thought it wasn't enough. And it took about 15 minutes to get, with nobody in line in front of me. I assume these are just opening kinks that'll get worked out...hopefully.
I was hoping for a better sandwich. It was dissapointing and took a while to make as well-with none in line ahead of me. The price isn't too bad but maybe you get what you pay for. I'll try Taste Buds again in a few months.
The sandwiches were $8 and barely ok. Non toasted BLT with no mayo. And the Root Beer was $3.25. And it took forever. I honestly didn't care but other people will and I really want this place to do well because I like what these folks have contributed to the neighborhood. I worry that if they don't make some changes, they won't be able to compete.
Nick, please advise Kevin he's gotta step up his game!! We too want to see this place succeed, but don't want to spend the $$ on paltry sandwiches. Kevin, hope you're hearing this!
The folks at Serious Eats came by this week and called the BLT "within sight of top-notch" : http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2012/07/a-sandwich-a-day-blt-at-tastebuds.html. Sounds like they've worked out a lot of those opening-day kinks - give 'em another try.