Breakfast at BrisketTown; Also Monk Pizzeria Now Open

via Eater:

Daniel Delaney’s barbecue joint BrisketTown will start serving breakfast tacos this coming Saturday, with brisket and pulled pork taco options. Also starting this week, BrisketTown will be open seven days a week.

More information here.

Also, Monk Pizzeria is now open:

The new concept in the Williamsburg space that briefly housed the ambitious Basque restaurant Mercado on Kent is now open. Called Monk Bar & Pizzeria, it’s a Neapolitan pizzeria with a menu that includes Southern Italian pastas, as well as some cheese and antipasti options. The pizzas all run between $14 and $17 and come on a crust of white organic flour, with spelt or khorasan wheat crusts available as a $2 add-on. Monk opened in early December, and Eater hears that at least one of the Mercado on Kent principals is involved in this project as well.

Monk Pizzeria is located at:
291 Kent Ave Williamsburg
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Openings: BrisketTown, Williamsburg Pizza, Selamat Pagi and Xixa

BrisketTown (c/o Eater)

There are lots of great new places now open in the hood:

Selamat Pagi

From the NY Times:
Indonesian restaurants are scarce in New York, and this one specializes in the cuisine of Bali. The owners are the ice cream artisans Ben Van Leeuwen, Pete Van Leeuwen and Laura O’Neill, who had some storefront space at their production kitchen and decided to take their love of Bali to the public. Of course, their sweets are served. But before dessert, consider finishing your plate of lemon-grass fish curry, prawn and fish satay, bluefish caramelized with palm sugar, and nasi goreng (a type of fried rice). The chef, Sophia Loch, came from Otto. The pastry chef, Chelsea Wilkes, from Marlow & Sons, is whipping up a Balinese coconut crème brûlée

Williamsburg Pizza:

From Serious Eats:
The pizza was really good: housemade or Grande mozz on the slices, sweet canned San Marzanos strained as the sauce, and an old school NYC slice crust that had a crisp veneer and tender insides, with plenty of color and bubbles to boot…. We [also] had a grandma slice, a regular slice, a slice with apples, gorgonzola, and a rectangular slice with mushrooms and fresh rosemary. None were less than very good, and it’s clear that Coniglio has the chops and the desire to make terrific slices pizza born out of NYC slice tradition at its finest.

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New Restaurant Opening: Kristophe

Their “Eastern European comfort food” looks tasty and they have a heated garden. Let us know what you think in comments. More information here.

Kristophe Menu:


Spicy Hungarian Beef Soup 6.5
in bread bowl

Grilled Bacon 6.5
pickles and honey mustard

Devils on Horseback 7.5
Kurobuta bacon wrapped dates

Sweet Potato Pierogies 7.5
butter, rosemary, thyme

Grass Fed Spicy Beef Tartar 8
with shallots, pickles, black olives

Grilled Mixed Sausage 11
daily selection of wild game sausages


Kale Salad 9
sweet garlic dressing, quinoa,
red cabbage, tomatoes

Arugula Salad 9
citrus vinaigrette, gorgonzola cheese,
Asian pear, walnuts

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Tutu’s: New Bar Opening Today In Bushwick




Lucas Walters is ready to make his grandmother proud — by opening his own cozy drinking haven and christening it with her beloved nickname.
“It looks like an old lady’s house,” Walters laughed of Tutu’s, his corner bar, which is set open Wednesday.

The bar will be located in the former home of The Morgan Restaurant and beside Bushwick’s future boutique hotel.

“We raided our families’ houses for lots of tchotchkes,” he said of the decor.

Walters — a partner at the popular Williamsburg haunt The Commodore — is launching Tutu’s with Jason Merritt, who owns Big Tree Bottles liquor store just down Bogart Street from the new Bushwick business.

“We’re starting with just a cocktail menu and meat and cheese,” Walters said.

He added that he hoped to offer gastropub fare including burgers, salads and brunch by November.

New Fancy Cocktails Joint, The Exley, Now Open


If you’re a true lush, then you’re likely familiar with the work of Frederick Exley, a daytime drinker/author of works like A Fan’s Notes. He was the prime chronicler of literary drinking in 1960s New York, and now there’s a bar named after him. The Exley, located near McCarren Park in Williamsburg, is owned by the former general manager of Tailor, and it’s being billed as a casual “third space” for neighborhood residents (aka those who can’t stomach another trip to nearby Union Pool). We suppose you can think of it as the boozy Starbucks – it’s housed in a former auto-body repair shop and features colorful murals by local artists.

It’s a small space, with seating for about 35 patrons. The cocktail list focuses on classic American libations and a menu of small bites like sea salt pretzels and a cheese plate will be served. The official opening date is tomorrow, get more information here (1 Jackson Street).

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This Weekend: TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint

From the TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint website:

TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint is an outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn’s local flavor… A block party style tasting event, held rain or shine, featuring sample tastes from over 40 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, breweries, and wineries, along with live music and much more… SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2012

1pm to 5pm- Main Tasting Event- enjoy appetizer size (4oz.) food tastes from a selection of over 40 local restaurants along with complimentary sips(3oz.)of craft brews, NY State Wines, and specialty cocktails from our sponsors.

Participants to include:
Baci & Abbracci, The Bedford, Bellwether, Blue Collar, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Oenology, Brooklyn Winery, Cafe Colette, Cafe de la Esquina, Cafe Mogador, Crif Dogs, Cubana Social, Dressler & DuMont, Fabbrica, Gourmet Guild, GuS – Grown-up Soda, Hotel Delmano, Juliette, Kinfolk Studios, La Nonna, Le Comptoir, Le Gamin, Lighthouse, Lodge & Urban Rustic, Lokal Bistro, Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten, Maison Premiere, Matt Torrey’s, McClure’s Pickles, The Meatball Shop, Mesa Coyoacan, Miller’s Tavern, Natural Wine Co., Nita Nita, Oslo Coffee Roasters, Pelzer’s Pretzels, Pies n’ Thighs, Plan Tea Beverages, PT Restaurant, Rabbithole Bistro, Reynards, Sel de Mer, The Shanty, Spike Hill, Station, Sweetwater Restaurant & Bakeri, Teddy’s Bar and Grill, Toby’s Estate Coffee, Two Door Tavern, Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

Get tickets here

Paulie Gee’s Was on The Chew

Greenpoint’s Calyer To Introduce New Menu and Chef Tonight


We’re pretty excited because the new chef is a Northern Spy alum, Nathan Foot:

Please join us Friday August 31st as we bid farewell to our beloved Chef Gabriel Moya. We wish him the best of luck as he heads west to the Windy City. We are also proud to announce that Chef Nathan Foot will begin service with us on September 5th. New and exciting things are underway at Calyer, come by and see us. Calyer comes from the team behind Anella, St. Vitus and Jimmy’s Diner in Brooklyn. If Anella and St. Vitus had an offspring, Calyer would be its wayward child. The restaurant sits on the south end of Franklin St., at the crossroads of Williamsburg and Greenpoint.

More information here.