Restaurant roundup: vegan joint by Chloe opens today, Tacombi coming soon

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by Chloe; credit Mikey Pozarik

It’s late winter and things are slow in the restaurant world, but there are a couple of openings happening. Popular vegan chain by Chloe (yes another chain) is opening tomorrow on North 3rd Street in Williamsburg. Expect Tempeh Burgers, Pesto Meatballs and other vegan comfort food:

Burgeoning vegan chain by Chloe begins its next chapter tomorrow, opening a new outpost in Williamsburg, its fourth in New York City and first outside of Manhattan. Located on North 3rd Street off Bedford Avenue, the chain joins other local and more corporate entities like Parm and Whole Foods in opening a location in Condoburg. Expect an announcement from Shake Shack imminently. [Read more…]

Mast Brothers say Remeltgate was fake news

Photo: mastbrothers.com

Photo: mastbrothers.com

Back in 2015, you likely remember that the Mast Brothers were accused of being ‘the Milli Vanilli of chocolate‘ for allegedly melting down pre-made chocolate and repackaging it. In a conversation with Fortune, the brothers claim the allegations were false. Still, one fact remains indisputable: those beards are ridiculous:

“People were spreading this idea that we remelt Hershey bars and throw our packaging on it… which is of course not true.” The question of how Mast Brothers makes its chocolate bars vacillated between “hilarious” (making fun of the founders’ facial hair) and “creepy” (family members were harassed on social media). [Read more…]

Video, photos, and more details on yesterday’s shooting in Greenpoint

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Police Standoff on Greenpoint Ave; credit Johnny Cirillo/Greenpointers

As we mentioned yesterday, there was a shooting on Greenpoint Ave. Police now have the suspect in custody — a 51-year-old, retired cop named Gene Barrett. He’s being charged with attempted murder, robbery, assault, burglary and menacing

Around 2:30 p.m. Monday, on Greenpoint Avenue near the intersection of McGuinness Boulevard in the Greenpoint section, police said 51-year-old Gene Barrett shot another man outside on the sidewalk… The victim’s girlfriend has lived in the same apartment building as Barrett for 13 years and has an ongoing dispute with the suspect, police said. The victim has been her boyfriend for about two years and by extension, was becoming involved in the disputes. Barrett retreated into her apartment after the shooting, holing up there for nearly an hour. [Read more…]

Breaking: Shooting on Greenpoint Ave leaves one in “grave condition”

Zoe Camp (@jzcamp) via ABC News

Zoe Camp (@jzcamp) via ABC News

Around 3 pm this afternoon, a shooting and possible police standoff took place on Greenpoint Avenue near the intersection of McGuinness Boulevard. [Read more…]

This One Goes to Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

1000x1000While a little thin on big-name blog fodder, the underground is on absolute fire this week, so grab that headlamp and let’s begin our descent.

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Dog Parker invades Brooklyn

via Dog Parker

via Dog Parker

As if Brooklyn wasn’t already the most dog-friendly borough in New York City—it’s about to become even more so. Enter Dog Parker. [Read more…]

A woman was casually strolling on the Myrtle / Broadway J tracks this AM

In case your commute was delayed this morning, an emotionally disturbed woman was removed from the tracks just after 9AM. Thankfully, she appears to be alright, though the MTA hasn’t released any further details. More video below. [via Gothamist]

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Brooklyn’s own restaurant week kicks off this March

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This is good news for everyone in Brooklyn—because who doesn’t love food? And deals? Beginning on Monday, March 20th through Thursday, March 27 Dine in Brooklyn will showcase the borough’s unique and varied flavors and cuisines with over (so far) 60 participating restaurants. Prix fixe dinners will run $28 (not including tax or gratuity) as well as $15 lunch and $12 brunch at a handful of eateries according to the event’s website. [Read more…]