We mentioned last year that Ridgewood’s fantastic Vietnamese restaurant, Bunker, was opening in a larger space in Bushwick. Well, the grand opening is tonight at 99 Scott Avenue. The menu, [Read more…]
Leuca and Westlight
Andrew Carmellini and his NoHo Hospitality crew (The Dutch, Lafayette, Locanda Verde) have finally set their sights on Brooklyn, taking over food and beverage operations for Williamsburg’s sky-high William Vale Hotel. In addition to operating Leuca on the ground floor (a wood-fired, coastal Italian restaurant), the team will oversee the 22-story high Westlight bar, boasting small plates, craft cocktails and 360-degree views of the city.
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The proprietors of popular Ridgewood Vietnamese restaurant Bun-Ker are gearing up to open a new restaurant in a large industrial space at 99 Scott Ave. in Bushwick-East Williamsburg. Chef/owner Jimmy Tu, 39, tells Eater that his team will take advantage of the larger space by offering an expanded menu of traditional Vietnamese food, a cocktail menu inspired by the tropical fruits of Vietnam, and a cold-pressed juice bar. The small kitchen of the current location, whose dining room seats just 24 people, is limiting, he says. The new space will be larger, seating about 70 people. “There was always a bunch of items that I wanted on this menu, but I couldn’t because of the space and the kitchen and the size of our restaurant,” Tu says. “I’m excited to be able to showcase that [in the new location].” [Read more…]
Trapped in the heat and you can’t get out? This weekend’s Northside Festival is due to be a hot one so make sure to stay hydrated! For those looking to keep the party going after the showcases, I’m back laying out the weekend’s finds for nightlife pleasure seeking. Starting with The Bunker tonight, presenting a heavy night of techno, celebrating the release of EPs on their label from both Løt.te and Mark Verbos. Then its off to Bushwick where you can find left field producer Willie Burns (L.I.E.S., WT Records) melding records together from years worth of collecting at Brooklyn’s The Thing record store. Cap it all off at the newly opened Black Flamingo for a classic night of Disco and House from Jacques Renault and Justin Miller. Saturday begins early with a daytime rooftop special at Output with Metro Area and local staples Kaviar Disco Club. For the pièce de résistance you can find Tigersushi honcho and french bred DJ/Producer Joakim at Cameo for an all night long DJ set with the legendary Justin Strauss! Go out and get some New York! – @evvnmichael
The weekend is back with copious amounts of parties and events to keep you busy for quite awhile. Brooklyn Bass returns to Cameo on Friday with NY techno legend Anthony Parasole while Blkmarket hosts an all day party on Saturday at Output including John Roberts and DJ Koze. But the fun doesn’t stop there…The beats continues with Andrés, The Black Madonna, Bunker and a new Sunday disco daytime burner at The Woods. Plan your schedule accordingly and enjoy the mild weather.
This weekend there’s more than fifty different NYC nightlife events going on and that’s just the listings on Resident Advisor alone! I’ll take the time now to break down the top five North Brooklyn events that rise to the top. Whether it’s Kim Ann Foxman helping to open the new Bossa Nova Civic Club in Bushwick, or The Panorama Bar (Berlin) resident, Prosumer throwing down hard house music at The Bunker, there’s certainly a variety of choices.