Bushwick favorite Fritzl’s Lunch Box has closed

We’re going to miss their burger! They closed quietly on Sunday:

The chef writes to Eater in an email that he’s still negotiating the sale of the space and that he’s not sure what he will do next besides “spending as much time as possible with my family.” He’s married to Pies ‘n’ Thighs co-owner Carolyn Bane and frequently posts pictures of his son on Fritzl’s Instagram. Running Fritzl’s meant working more than 70 hours a week for several years, a situation that has forced him to “reevaluate the restaurant life,” he writes: [Read more...]

Jennifer Aniston visits Bushwick and Mick Jagger spotted in Greenpoint

Joining a long list of celebrities including Beyonce, Jay-Z and Bill Clinton, Jennifer Anniston had a meal at Roberta’s last night:

A-lister Jennifer Aniston, the ultimate Friends star, the stripper/mother from Meet The Millers and an unforgettable sex-hungry boss from Horrible Bosses, made an appearance in Bushwick/East Williamsburg yesterday at around 8 p.m. She was headed for Roberta’s, tells us Jesse Hover, who posted a video of the star on Twitter. [Read more...]

Screamer’s Pizzeria brings vegan pizza to Greenpoint


It seems like heresy to us, but to each their own:

Champs Jr. in Greenpoint (620 Manhattan Avenue), which mysteriously closed last month, is re-opening this Monday as an ALL-VEGAN PIZZA BY THE SLICE JOINT in partnership with Philly-based company Blackbird Pizzeria. The micro-Champs will now be a late night mecca of cruelty-free, hot n’ crusty gooey junk known as Screamer’s Pizzeria. Open daily, 11am-midnight. [Read more...]

Bohaus Coffee & Flowers brings a new take on coffee (and flowers) to Bed-Stuy

13407284_1773926029519863_1156384197655507496_nAs I sit outside Bohaus, a brand-new coffee and flower shop that opened only a few days ago—on June 8th—scrawling down notes from my interview with the owners, I smoke a cigarette. I take a drag and breathe out, accidentally exhaling straight into the face of a young girl as she accompanies her family into the shop (they’ve just seen it and, attracted by the novelty of a freshly opened business, have stopped by for some coffee and treats). Between pangs of guilt [Read more...]

The 3rd Annual Taste of Bushwick


It’s food festival time of year and Bushwick is hosting its own Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 6:30-9pm. The event takes place at the Boar’s Head Brand distribution plant — 24 Rock Street (between Bogart & Morgan):

Taste of Bushwick is an annual food party featuring the eats, drinks, and merriments of Bushwick, Brooklyn, and benefitting The Bushwick Starr. [Read more...]

Sauvage: Maison Premiere owners open new restaurant in Greenpoint

Sauvage (Credit: Gothamist/Katie Burton)

Sauvage (Credit: Gothamist/Katie Burton)

We love Maison Premiere so this is exciting news. Located in the same space that used to house Lokal, Sauvage is sure to absorb some of Five Leaves’ always insane waiting list.

The 68-seat bistro — which sits on the border of McCarren Park — has been in the works for a while now. [Read more...]

Summer Catering at The Sandwich Shop



Summer time at The Sandwich Shop delivers your one-stop party shop. We offer catering services for offices, productions, photo Shoots and events. Carnivores, vegetarians, and those with gluten-free diets will all enjoy a wide selection of sandwiches and salads! Download our app by texting Sandwich to 33733 or visit thesandwichshopbk.com.

The Sandwich Shop
658A Grand st, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Tel 718.360.0737
Download App: Text “Sandwich” to 33733

The Brooklyn Barge reopens Wednesday in Greenpoint

Brooklyn Barge Bar, c/o Greenpointers

Brooklyn Barge Bar, c/o Greenpointers

From Gothamist:

Moored off Milton Street with views of darling Transmitter Park, the Barge offers some pretty enticing vistas of Manhattan and the East River. [Read more...]