Cherry Point just opened in Greenpoint:
Julian Calcott, formerly the executive sous-chef at the Spotted Pig, and his partners have chosen the name that Greenpoint once had, thanks to the profusion of cherry trees that grew in the area. Dishes like steak tartare, koji-rubbed steak au poivre and melted leeks are served in a vintage dining room, formerly a Polish butcher shop.
664 Manhattan Avenue (Norman Avenue)
Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 718-389-3828
Fair Weather is now open in Bushwick:
Bushwick offers opportunities to diners, from a 10-course tasting menu during the week to a la carte options on weekends. When it opened, FWB was a daytime coffee shop, but owner Ebru Brun decided to partner with the chef and now partner John Creger (Artisanal, Le Cirque) to create the full-service restaurant. On weeknights, one tasting menu dinner is offered to just 22 guests, at 8 p.m. The menu will change but could include: cauliflower textures with Bengal curry puree and saffron panna cotta (pictured). On Friday and Saturday nights, an a la carte menu will be served. Menu items include quinoa fritters and beef short ribs with smoked gouda polenta. 274 Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick. fairweatherbushwick.com
Baby’s All Right is now serving Thai food:
Located inside the music venue Baby’s All Right, Don Muang Airport is an authentic Thai restaurant where the menu celebrates the classic dishes while also serving “new-wave” bar snacks. Dishes include: Miang Kham (pictured): lettuce cups with smoked pork, fried garlic, tamarind jam, toasted coconut, chili and lime and a Thai-style fried chicken sandwich, with papaya salad. There will also be large format cocktails served in a bucket. 146 Broadway, South Williamsburg, donmuangairportbk.com
Harvey is set to open this summer in Williamsburg:
At this restaurant, to open this summer in the Williamsburg Hotel, the chef Adam Leonti will specialize in vegetables and in the grain dishes he has been developing at Brooklyn Bread Lab in Bushwick: 96 Wythe Avenue (North 10th Street), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, thewilliamsburghotel.com.
And though it was inundated with buzz when it was announced, Emmy Squared opened rather quietly on Williamsburg’s Southside:
When a beloved pizza joint sees fit to expand, there’s reason to rejoice, like the newly-minted LES outpost of Speedy Romeo, and Staten Island’s Denino’s taking a dip into Manhattan. The next in line for expansion is Emily, the darling Clinton Hill eatery that took the pizza—and burger—world by storm when it opened in 2014. With a few years experience under their belts, proprietors and pizza makers Matt and Emily Hyland are turning to the square pie, opening Emmy Squared tonight in Williamsburg.
The couple has found themselves a second home in the short-lived Bill Baker’s space on Grand Street hugging Marcy Avenue and an entrance to the BQE. There, they’re doing some seriously delicious Detroit-style-inspired pies, a departure from their dainty and delicious Neapolitan pies at the original location. Together with Paulie Gee’s alum Lou Tomczak, they’re turning out puffy, fluffy, crisp-around-the-edges offerings that are like pillows of heaven topped with sauce (or not). If the samples being passed around at friends and family prior to official opening are any indication, these bad boys are set to join the pizza pantheon alongside their brothers in shape at spots like L&B Spumoni Gardens, et. al.