Sausages, Pretzels, & Beer In A New Williamsburg Biergarten

If you’re over Radegast Hall & Biergarten, a new option in the ‘burg will soon be available for you to drink huge beers and eat massive pretzels and/or sausages. The second location of the popular LES spot Loreley is scheduled to open ANY DAY in Williamsburg on Frost Street and Meeker Avenue taking the place of a former gas station.

Thrillist reports:

The new digs boast an 80-seat interior brightened by soaring sky-lit ceilings and imported Baltic maple tables, while the poured concrete bar overlooks a brick-fenced garden with communal seating set in a greens-lined gravel pit. Traditional Deutsche noshes have made the trek, including signature oven-fresh pretzels, sausages served simply w/ mustard & rye, and baskets of curry-ketchup’d pork meatballs, while heartier fare includes sandwiches (the jagdwurst/Prague ham/garlic pepper salami/gouda Loreley Club) and a butcher’s plate loaded w/ smoked pork chops, rib bacon, and smoked sausage, all on a bed of mashed potatoes and sauerkraut. There’s a limited selection of bottles (Augustiner Edlestoff, Erdinger…) and 12 rotating, oft-seasonal taps that fuel half- and full-liter steins with everything from their specialty Gaffel, to Schneider Weisse, to Reissdorf Kolsch.

*Image c/o Thrillist

Short Documentary on Mast Brothers' Chocolate

You can smell the chocolate from blocks away if the wind is blowing right.

Rejoice! Movie Theater Finally Opening In Williamsburg

Screen shot 2010-05-29 at 8.37.11 AM.pngWhy doesn’t Williamsburg have a movie theater? It’s the one thing that’s truly missing in the neighborhood and every time we have to fight with the crowds at the horrible, overpriced Regal theater in Union Square we are reminded of the question. Great news came yesterday when The Brooklyn Paper reported that “indieScreen-a small theater with only 12 rows, 93 seats and a 17-foot-by-8-foot screen is expected have its official opening as an independent film house in late June”. In addition to the (small) theater which will be located on Kent and South 2nd Street, a bar and restaurant will also be available on site.

*Image c/o The Brooklyn Paper

Opening June 9th: 3rd Ward's Food Truck


We first told you about 3rd Ward’s shiny little food truck, Goods, back in October. Since we’re practically neighbors, we’ve noticed some activity in the lot over the past few weeks and had a chance to take a look. It’s classy! And with the rest of the lot, Goods should offer a fun little yard to grab some grub just steps from the Lorimer stop.

The food will be your standard American fare, although prepared by Alex McCrery, identified by the Brooklyn Paper as “former sous-chef at New Orleans’s legendary Commander’s Palace.”

The 25-foot 1946 Spartan trailer (they used to make airplanes in WW2!) from a junkyard in Ithaca will serve fare for all three meals. We’re looking at burgers, hot dogs, Brooklyn Lager-battered fish and chips, biscuits, sausage egg and cheese, hash browns, and Intelligentsia coffee. They will deliver, offer take-out, and host a 35-seat garden out back.

Opening day: June 9th.

Second Stop To Open "Get Juiced" In June

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Our favorite coffee shop Second Stop is opening a small juice bar in early June which will be called Get Juiced. Get Juiced will be located “in the little store next to the Cafe on Ainslie Street” & will feature organic juices and smoothies made from fresh greens from the rooftop of The Brooklyn Grange. We can hardly wait!

*Image c/o Flickr

Get Drunk For A Good Cause This Saturday

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This Saturday get drunk for a good cause at The Will Point Pub Crawl. Nine Williamsburg/Greenpoint bars are part of the crawl, each donating $150 to the American Cancer Society as well as $1 for each drink sold. The Pub Crawl kicks off at 3PM at Spike Hill where participants can pick up their ‚”crawl card”. The Brooklyn Ale House, Soft Spot, Mugs Ale House, The Gibson, The Gutter, Shayz Lounge, and The Black Rabbit are all participating & the final stop/after party is being held at Red Star.

L Mag's "Taste of Williamsburg" Video

Footage by the L Magazine’s Emmanuel Cruz.

Crif Dogs Opening Location Off Bedford This Summer

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Williamsburg will finally be getting their very own Crif Dogs location later this summer off the Bedford Avenue Stop.
Eater writes:

The only surprise in this story is how long it took them. Last night PDT’s Jim Meehan confirmed to Metromix that the owners of creative hot dog shop and St. Mark’s Place quasi-institution Crif Dogs is expanding to Williamsburg after nine years in business. He doesn’t spill specifics but notes it’s off the Bedford L stop on either Bedford or Driggs and will open in late summer. If it does well, they’ll consider expanding even further.

*Image c/o Flickr