Club Fed: Behind the Scenes at Brooklyn Athletic Club

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"Restaurateur Shepherd Ross developed the concept for the restaurant, based on a club his grandparents frequented in Brooklyn, and chef Jeff Axline created the menu, which he describes as 'Americana.' Ross wanted a Reuben and a meatball sub, while Axline wanted his famous mac and cheese and a slew of specials that could change with the season. [Brooklyn Athletic Club] is an odd mix of gourmet and comfort food, white linen napkins and sweaty outdoor sports." Find out more by reading this week's cafe review.. PHOTOS BY TROY FIELDS