Cape House Clam Shack is now open in Bushwick


Cape House Clam Shack, c/o Gothamist

Gothamist paid them a visit and their verdict was “everything that has clams in it is good.”

Start with the soul-satisfying New England Clam Dip, a bowl of thick, chunky, and creamy dip, shavings of lemon zest on top, surrounded by extra-crunchy Cape Cod potato chips. I asked for hot sauce and mixed it in, and you should too. In fact, maybe they should just put bottles of the stuff at every table. Nothing fancy. Even (especially?) Trappey’s Red Devil would go great with just about everything here. [Read more…]

The Manhattan Inn is closing


We’re sad to see them go, but in honor of the occasion they’ll be hosting a slew of shows including Delicate Steve, Pavo Pavo, Sam Cohen. Their last night is Monday, Nov. 13:

“While the Manhattan Inn has always enjoyed steady support from the community, it was no longer enough to keep the business viable,” the owners said in a statement, adding that rising rent wasn’t the reason they were leaving. [Read more…]

Modern Love – a new “swanky vegan comfort food” restaurant is now open in Williamsburg

Modern Love, credit Gothamist

Modern Love, credit Gothamist

They opened quietly a few weeks ago on Union Ave:

The two best dishes I ate here used tempeh, tofu’s firmer, cakier cousin, for textural balance and a subtle earthiness, and the results were excellent. The simple Tempeh Stuffed Avocado featured a mini mountain of the stuff, chopped into chunks and slathered in spicy mayo, exploding up from half a perfectly ripe avocado, a pile of watercress giving some crunch and bitterness, a drizzling of chili oil bringing the heat. This was the second time in a week I ate avocado paired with chili oil, and if other kitchens know what’s good for them, I predict you’ll soon be seeing this combo all over town. [Read more…]

Mister Dips airstream is serving burgers and ice cream at the William Vale

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We’re still waiting for Leuca to open but, in the meantime, we have Mister Dips to keep us company:

It may not have the spectacular views of the The William Vale’s 22nd floor Westlight bar—a component of Williamsburg’s newest hotel—but the 15,000 square-foot promenade known as “Vale Park” is still an exceedingly pleasant place to hang out, with its grassy rolling “hills,” picnic blankets, an herb garden, wooden terraces and cafe tables. And, as of today, Andrew Carmellini’s burger and soft serve stand, Mister Dips. [Read more…]

Brooklyn Star outpost now open in Greenpoint


Williamsburg favorite Brooklyn Star now has an outpost in the former home of the Polonaise Terrace. Yep, that’s the same building that hosts the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. The restaurant is open every Tuesday through Sunday for dinner with baskets of fried chicken, burgers and more:

Williamsburg Southern restaurant The Brooklyn Star now has a fast-casual spinoff inside Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Bazaar, a permanent iteration of the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. [Read more…]

Vendy Awards 2016 Review


A sweltering day on Governors Island was the setting for the 12th annual Vendy Awards, coined as “the oscars of street food”, with over 20 vendors, 1000+ attendees and 7 awards to be had, it was a gastronomic utopia that even the wasps couldn’t detract from.

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Bill Murray will be bartending this weekend at the restaurant formerly known as River Styx


The popular Greenpoint restaurant closed a few weeks ago and is now reopening as a more upscale Greenpoint 21. Murray’s son Homer is a partial owner:

Syd Silver and Homer Murray are transforming the Brooklyn space that housed their restaurant River Styx into 21 Greenpoint, a more upscale dining spot. “We wanted to change it up,” explains Murray. “We made it prettier, renovated the dining room, added a new bar, and updated the kitchen.” The food, he says, will be seasonal and exclusively from local farms. “We try to use seconds like tomatoes or carrots that farmers can’t sell because they don’t look as good but they still taste great and are high quality. Then we make them look pretty.” [Read more…]

TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint is this Sunday, September 18


This annual event turns 7 this year with lots of new spots to sample:

TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint is an annual outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn’s local flavor! Entering its 7th year, this block party style tasting event features sample tastes from over 50 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries, along with live music, demonstrations and much, much more. Participating restaurants below: [Read more…]