Restaurant Now Open In Williamsburg: Station

166 N 7th St
(at Bedford)
Brooklyn, NY 11211

via Urban Daddy

Introducing Station, an antiqued-up gem of a French-South-African-Thai date spot in Williamsburg, now open for dinner and brunch.

You’re going to pick up an old-European-train-station vibe here. Which may be because it’s two steps away from the entrance to the Bedford L stop. And this being Williamsburg, the whole train thing is given a sort of handlebar-mustachioed old-timey-ness.

Gaze in through the French doors into the white-tiled, cherry-wooded dining area. Look, the kitchen is wide open. They even want you to talk with the chefs. Now stop gazing and enter. Yes, that was a 17th-century antique Columbia door handle on the entrance. Note how it opened the hell out of that door.

Now be seated. If yours is a post-work kind of get-together, pull up a two-top, preferably one next to an orchid (for mystery). Order up some African-chili mussels and getting-to-know-you peanut butter spinach. If it’s later—say, after 11pm and before 2am—grab a seat at the bar right up next to where the culinary magic is happening. You’re in the chef’s hands for the evening.

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Lake Trout Due to Open This Week in Williamsburg

Via Grub Street

“I’m a huge fan of crappy food,” says Matt Lang. By which, we might add by way of clarification, he means delicious crappy food as opposed to crappy crappy food. The former Fette Sau pit-master is a Baltimore native and so, by definition, a fan of that city’s favorite fish, the fried whiting, which is known there for some inexplicable reason as “lake trout.” That’s the name Lang has taken for the fried-whiting shop he opens next week with business partner Joe Carroll that celebrates the fast food of his Baltimore youth.

On the menu, you’ll find not only the namesake specialty of the house served with white bread and housemade hot sauce but also fried shrimp, chicken wings, and a cheese fish sandwich (fried pollack on a Martin’s potato roll with a Velveeta-based cheese sauce that you could certainly describe as falling under the heading of “delicious crappy”). Lang also aims to redeem what he considers the sorry state of the crab cake by employing the little-known crushed-Saltine-cracker method he learned at the knee of his grandmother.

To wash it all down, there will eventually be beer (Schaefer, Ballantine, and Genny Cream in cans, of course). And the décor follows the direction of the food with bright-orange plastic chairs built into the cafeteria-style tables and some blown-up Baltimore Orioles baseball cards from the seventies hung on the walls.

Lake Trout, 160 Havemeyer St., nr. S. 2nd St., Williamsburg; no phone yet

McCarren Park Summer Screen Announced (With Music By Ducktails, Tim Harrington, and More)

Cruel Intentions

Cruel Intentions

Here’s the full line-up:

July 11
Cruel Intentions
With music by Colin L. Orchestra and Indian Jewlery

July 18
Raising Arizona
With music by Dustin Wong (of Ponytail), Tim Harrington (of Les Savy Fav), and Talk Normal

July 25
Dirty Dancing
With music by Vaz, Prince Rama and a surprise guest

August 1
Princess Bride
With music by PC Worship, Soft Circle and Extreme Animal

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Japanese Yacht Rock: Shintaro Sakamoto – “You Just Decided”

We love Other Music the store. Now they have a label and we’re excited about their debut full length release from Shintaro Sakamoto, “How to Live with a Phantom” — out July 17. From Other Music Records:

Shintaro Sakamoto begins a new and perhaps unexpected chapter in his storied career with the release of his debut solo album, the otherworldly folk-pop masterpiece How to Live with a Phantom. For over two decades Sakamoto was the frontman and leader of Japanese psychedelic phenomenon Yura Yura Teikoku, a Tokyo-based band that formed in 1989 as part of the burgeoning underground scene based around Koenji’s legendary UFO Club, appearing on the PSF label’s iconic Tokyo Flashback compilations and signing to the Captain Trip imprint. And yet across their 20-year trajectory, they rocketed out of the underground and achieved massive mainstream success throughout Japan with an always-evolving psych-pop sound that eventually found them working with Sony Music and headlining major music festivals across the country. It was a rare case where great, boundary-breaking music resonated with the masses. While the group only ever played a handful of shows outside of their homeland, they achieved cult status throughout the world and saw several albums reissued in limited pressings in the U.S., including the critically acclaimed Hollow Me/Beautiful on James Murphy’s DFA label. [Read more…]

Kitty vs. Kitty

Dear Readers,

Because we know how much you love funny cat videos, we present you with this gem. Enjoy!

TONIGHT: Southern Lord Tour w/Black Breath at The Acheron

The Southern Lord Tour will make its New York City stop tonight at The Acheron in Brooklyn. If you are into hearty and riff-heavy rock assaults then missing this is not an option. Get you tickets here. Despite the ticket link saying “All Ages”, this is a 18+ show. All details below.

Black Breath >> Martyrdod >> The Secret >> Burning Love >> Enabler >> Grudges

The Acheron | 57 Waterbury Street | Brooklyn, East Williamsburg | 7PM | $12 | 18+