We told you about the surprisingly short lifespan of Littleneck Grand, which has shuttered. Add two more spots to the list. Peter’s Since 1969 closed last month unexpectedly (at least to us.) It was a staple when we wanted a quick bite:
A distinctive addition to Bedford Avenue’s thicket of middling Asian restaurants, Peter’s was once a butcher shop opened in 1969 by neighborhood legend Peter Kuper. It’s now the home base of Le Cordon Bleu graduate Arnon Magal, though the meat hooks on the walls and meat-locker-sized back rooms reflect the restaurant’s butcher-shop origins. The filling fare is similarly humble, if eclectic. The main event is Peter’s signature rotisserie chicken, herb-marinated and roasted on a French Rotisol machine, but there’s also a rotating selection of American comfort foods, ladled generously from orange Le Creuset pots, and the occasional nod to Magal’s Israeli origins, like orzo with green beans and broccoli, borscht soup, and that ubiquitous Middle Eastern staple, beans, done countless ways.
Also, Park Luncheonette, which had the most underrated pizza in North Brooklyn has closed. Their last day was November 5. They both will be missed.