Kickstarter owner cofounding restaurant in Greenpoint

113 Franklin Street, Greenpoint

113 Franklin Street, Greenpoint, credit: Eater

It’s right around the corner from their offices in Greenpoint and will serve French-Catalonian fare.

Rucola, June, and Fitzcarraldo co-owner Henry Rich has been working on a Greenpoint restaurant for two years, and early this summer, the 100-seat space will finally open its doors on Franklin Street. Rich says he and his team are “trying to open the perfect neighborhood restaurant for Greenpoint.” That team includes Rucola chef Joe Pasqualetto and Kickstarter founder Perry Chen. [Read more...]

May Openings: Faro in Bushwick and MP Tavera in Williamsburg


MP Taverna, credit Grub Street

MP Tavera is open for business May 11.

Is there a neighborhood in the civilized world that doesn’t deserve a good Cypriot salad and lamb sausages? Not according to Michael Psilakis, chef-owner of MP Tavernas in Roslyn, Irvington, Astoria, and, as of this month, Williamsburg. [Read more...]

Cacao Market – north Brooklyn has a second chocolatier

Cacao Market; credit Gothamist

Cacao Market; credit Gothamist

Mast Brothers has company:

Cacao Market, which opens in Greenpoint (across the street from Beacon’s Closet) today, seems modeled after Juliette Binoche’s sweet little chocolatiere in Chocolat… [Read more...]

2015 Kentucky Derby parties in Brooklyn – where to watch the Derby


It’s that time of year again. Let’s drink mint juleps, wear gaudy hats, and put on our best pastel suits and dresses.  The 141st Kentucky Derby is coming this Saturday, May 2!

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Loosie Rouge bar & restaurant is now open in the former home of Williamsburg’s Fatty ‘Cue


Eater has the scoop:

A new bar with New Orleans leanings called Loosie Rouge opened quietly at the beginning of the month in the old Fatty ‘Cue space in Williamsburg. Drinks are variations on classics like a sazerac, a French 75, and a vieux carre, and most are served on tap. [Read more...]

Santa Salsa – Venezuelan street food at Williamsburg’s Over the Eight bar


We’re not sure when Santa Salsa opened shop inside Over the Eight, but we can’t wait to pay them a visit. Gothamist was pleased:

Especially of note, their Perro Con Todo ($4), a Kosher beef hot dog topped with onions, cabbage, cheddar cheese, ketchup, mustard, their house Santa Salsa (a sweet corn salsa) and, of course, potato chips. [Read more...]

Brunch couldn’t be sweeter with FINE & RAW


With a couple new products in-house including chocolate hazelnut butter and coconut dulce de leche, FINE & RAW invites everyone over for a taste test on Saturday. [Read more...]

Teddy’s reopens with a new menu


That was quick. We stopped by and, thankfully, Teddy’s looks pretty much the same. We’d hate to have seen this Northside institution morph into something more trendy, though it was definitely time to improve upon the food. [Read more...]