The Rosemont jazz club is now open in Bushwick


The new jazz club, from the owner of the now-defunct Trash Bar, had a soft opening a few weeks ago. We miss Trash Bar (well kinda) but The Rosemont sounds promising:

The Rosemont, the new one from Aaron Pierce of bygone Trash Bar, has soft-opened in anticipation of a grand opening in May. [Read more...]

Breaking Bad coffeeshop is coming to Bushwick in June


Sorry Williamsburg. The owners of Walter’s Coffee Roastery are NOW slotted to open in Bushwick this June.

Owner Deniz Kosan, who operates a location of Walter’s Coffee Roastery in Istanbul, [Read more...]

Barano: a new Italian restaurant from Le Cirque alumnus opening in Williamsburg

Eggplant parmigiana  Credit: Jody Wissner/New York Magazine

Eggplant parmigiana
Credit: Jody Wissner/New York Magazine

Grub Street has a first look and Barano looks delicious. They open next week at 26 Broadway, near Kent Ave, on the Southside.

Albert Di Meglio might be an alumnus of Le Cirque and Osteria del Circo, but most recently, at Rubirosa, he mined the culinary memories of his Italian-American childhood on Staten Island. For his new restaurant [Read more...]

Fresh Kills now open in Williamsburg

Fresh Kills - credit Scott Heins/Gothamist

Fresh Kills – credit Scott Heins/Gothamist

It’s from the same people behind Dutch Kills in Long Island City, a Queens staple when you’re looking for fancy cocktails.

From Bedford & Bowery:

Williamsburg just seriously upped its cocktail cred. Mixologist Richard Boccato, a Sasha Petraske acolyte who owned the short-lived PKNY on the Lower East Side, just opened Fresh Kills on Grand Street, an offshoot of his popular Long Island City haunt, Dutch Kills. [Read more...]

Paulie Gee’s Slice Joint coming soon to Greenpoint


Everyone’s favorite Greenpoint pizza man, Paulie Gee, is opening a slice joint at the north end of Franklin Street! From Eater:

Paulie Giannone — the man behind popular Greenpoint pizzeria Paulie Gee’s — is opening another pizza place in the neighborhood, this time with classic New York slices. Paulie Gee’s Slice Joint, to be located at 110 Franklin St. at the corner of Noble, will be an old school New York pizzeria and sports bar, Giannone tells Eater. His flagship pizzeria stopped doing takeout a couple years ago because the pies didn’t hold up well in a box, so this new restaurant is an opportunity to serve people who want to take something home, he says. “There’s a big demand in the neighborhood,” Giannone says. [Read more...]

Frankel’s Delicatessen opening in Greenpoint on Saturday

Frankel's Delicatessen & Appetizing; credit: Jody Wissner

Frankel’s Delicatessen & Appetizing; credit: Jody Wissner

And it’s about time North Brooklyn had a good deli. This Upper West Side-style Jewish deli looks promising:

The brothers Zach and Alex Frankel were reared on the Upper West Side of Manhattan but live in Brooklyn now and missed the local smoked fish emporiums of their childhood. So they are doing something about it: opening on Saturday on the border between Williamsburg and Greenpoint their own version of the appetizing shops they love. Zach Frankel has been in the restaurant business as a manager and chef; his brother’s career has been in music. [Read more...]

Rider – the new restaurant inside Williamsburg’s National Sawdust venue


Rider: Photo by Nick Solares

A new restaurant, Rider, opened last Friday inside National Sawdust. Here’s what people are saying.

From Grub Street:

A hospitality rider is a set of dressing-room demands made of a venue by a presumably diva-esque performer; perhaps the most famous one stipulated that Van Halen’s snack bowl never be sullied with brown M&M;’s. And although the restaurant inhabiting Williamsburg’s new National Sawdust performance space takes its name from that contractual agreement, chef-owner Patrick Connolly hasn’t organized his menu around the appetites of visiting artists. [Read more...]

Pasar Malam to become the Chinese Club, Cubana Social still “renovating,” Dear Bushwick becomes Sincerely Burger


Eater reports that the critically popular Malaysian restaurant Pasar Malam has closed. At least for the time being. The owners reportedly didn’t think the Malaysian menu was a hit and will begin serving a blend of Chinese and Malaysian cuisine in coming months:

Flatiron Malaysian restaurant Laut’s Williamsburg outpost Pasar Malam has closed and will soon be transforming into a Chinese restaurant by the same owners. The new restaurant, called Chinese Club, will debut in the next week and will offer a menu that’s more Chinese and less Malaysian, according to tipsters and an employee. [Read more...]