We love Faro, so we’re excited to hear that the chef behind the Michelin-starred restaurant is now opening a Sichaun joint in Bushwick. The restaurant, which will be called General Debs, is a bit unexpected since Faro is an Italian/New American restaurant and chef Kevin Adey is not Chinese, but hey, we have faith that it’s going to be great. General Debs will be located in the former home of Cafe Ghia, which sadly closed last month:
General Debs, named after Adey’s wife Deb, will be going into the former Cafe Ghia space at 24 Irving Avenue, at the corner of Jefferson Street. The focus will be on boiled noodles like zhajiangmian, a thick noodle accompanied by a soybean paste-based sauce and ground pork, and dan dan mian, a noodle that comes with chili oil. About seven noodles total will be offered. A variety of dumplings and Sichuan classics will also be on the menu, such as mapo tofu, twice cooked pork, and wontons in red chili oil… General Debs will be a far more casual restaurant than his first restaurant Faro, which opened in 2015 and eventually earned a Michelin star. Check averages, too, should be lower, with nothing costing more than $20. Brunch may also be added in the future as well.
When General Debs opens in June it will be the second Sichaun-focused restaurant to open this year in North Brooklyn, with Birds of a Feather opening last month in Williamsburg.
In other news, a Williamsburg outpost of Littleneck is in the works. The popular Gowanus restaurant already has an outpost in Greenpoint and now another is coming to Williamsburg at 131 Grand Street. From the mailbag:
Looks like the Littleneck team is opening up a spot on the north side of Grand between Bedford and Berry. The paint just went on yesterday and it’s adjacent to the very curious, very Williamsburg Package Free Shop that opened last weekend. With Maison Premiere so close by, I don’t hate the prospect of dueling raw bars this summer.