The cooking of the Maghreb is among the most exciting in the world, though vastly underappreciated in New York City. Once known as the land of the Moors, this region of North Africa includes contemporary Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, and Tunisia. [Read more...]
Hail Mary, a brand new, yet decidedly retro eatery inspired by diners and soda fountains of decades past, is slated to open at 68 Greenpoint Ave. by the end of the month, its owners confirmed in a phone conversation Monday. [Read more...]
The Rosemont, the new one from Aaron Pierce of bygone Trash Bar, has soft-opened in anticipation of a grand opening in May. [Read more...]
Grub Street has a first look and Barano looks delicious. They open next week at 26 Broadway, near Kent Ave, on the Southside.
Albert Di Meglio might be an alumnus of Le Cirque and Osteria del Circo, but most recently, at Rubirosa, he mined the culinary memories of his Italian-American childhood on Staten Island. For his new restaurant [Read more...]
It’s from the same people behind Dutch Kills in Long Island City, a Queens staple when you’re looking for fancy cocktails.
From Bedford & Bowery:
Williamsburg just seriously upped its cocktail cred. Mixologist Richard Boccato, a Sasha Petraske acolyte who owned the short-lived PKNY on the Lower East Side, just opened Fresh Kills on Grand Street, an offshoot of his popular Long Island City haunt, Dutch Kills. [Read more...]
Gold Sounds – 44 Wilson Avenue in Bushwick
The Goldsounds Grand Opening Party featuring Mattie Safer (Formerly The Rapture), Alyson Greenfield and more is tomorrow night. Plus, there’s an open bar from 8pm-9pm! Free Tix here. From Bedford & Bowery:
Chip Su and Cenk Eryaman say they want Gold Sounds to be a “classic dive bar” that’s anything but “gimmicky.” The co-owners, as New Island Entertainment Group, have a hand in two more North Brooklyn operations: The Shop, a sprawling newish barbecue spot in Bushwick, and Williamsburg’s Black Bear Bar, where they take care of the venue side of the business. While they aren’t exactly residents of the neighborhood, Chip said they definitely wanted a piece of that Bushwick-boom pie. “I’ve seen the area is up-and-coming– everybody has started going in and I just thought, I think we should go in as well,” Chip explained. “I’m sure in the next five years this area will be completely different, so before it’s too late we decided to snatch it.”… [Read more...]
Grand Street tapas staple Cadaques has quietly shuttered. In its place is a new French-Algerian cafe called Bar Omar, which opened earlier this month:
Bar Omar, a new addition to Williamsburg’s bubbling culinary landscape, is a French-Algerian restaurant that forgoes the stereotypical Moroccan-style lamps and ornamental plates in favor of what co-owner Yasmina Guerda says is a “Brooklyn aesthetic”: natural wood paneling, a well-stocked, speakeasy-type bar, and a window-paneled front looking out onto Grand Street. [Read more...]