This morning Caviar, the high-end, deliver-anywhere delivery service that has been bringing things like Mission Cantina burritos and Root & Bone fried chicken to Manhattanites' doorsteps for about a year now, launches service in Brooklyn. This means that as long as you live on the west side of the borough, anywhere between Williamsburg and South Slope, restaurants like Briskettown, Motorino, Prime Meats, and Saltie, all deliver. Greenpoint, Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, Ditmas, and beyond are unfortunately out of luck for now.
Going forward, delivery will cost an extra $4.99 on top of the cost of food, just like it does in Manhattan. But for a little while the service is launching, delivery will be free. Plus, every day for the next five days, one restaurant will have at least one $1 item on its menu — today Frankies Spuntino is offering $1 cannellini bean and escarole soup, and $1 cavatelli with sausage.
In other big news, at least for Caviar and the smartphone-dependent, the service is launching its new mobile app today. That will (obviously) allow people to order from their phones more easily, but will also track the delivery by GPS.