Leuca opens tonight inside the William Vale

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Leuca: Photo by Nick Solares

We told you about Westlight, which opened last month. Now the hotel’s proper restaurant Leuca is set to open tonight:

Leuca, located on the ground floor of The William Vale Hotel at 111 North 12th Street near Wythe Avenue, is a restaurant with food influenced by Southern Italy. Chef Andrew Carmellini, the culinary mastermind behind hits like Locanda Verde and Bar Primi, says his first full-service restaurant in Brooklyn isn’t quite like his other Italian projects in Manhattan. [Read more…]

Williamsburg’s Parm outpost is now open

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We don’t get the hype but other people seem to love this place. To each their own, but if you’re a fan they just opened on 162 N. 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216:

The Major Food dudes always add a few location-specific dishes to the menu whenever they open new branches of Parm. This one’s got tortellini with pesto, a veal parm entree, clams Casino, and sliced prime rib with peppers and mushrooms. Jeff Zalaznick tells Eater that fresh pasta will also be made in an open space behind the bar. All the sandwich favorites from the other locations are also available to dine-in or carry-out. [Read more…]

Amami Bar and Restaurant now open in Greenpoint

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They quietly opened earlier this month on Nassau ave. Gothamist was wowed by the size of their menu:

The owner of Ako Sushi in Williamsburg is the latest restaurateur to open a new dining option on Nassau Avenue adjacent to McCarren Park. Chef Nick Wang opened Amami Bar and Restaurant this week, expanding on his popular Bedford Avenue restaurant with this spot, offering more of a pan-Japanese menu of sushi, yakitori, ramen and other snacks. [Read more…]

New Cajun joint in Williamsburg, Bourbon Springs, has crawfish boils on Sundays

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Newly opened Bourbon Springs is on a quiet block off the Graham Ave stop in Williamsburg. Their focus is Cajun cuisine and craft cocktails and best of all, they have a seafood boil on Sundays:

If you haven’t been to vibrant Graham Avenue on the border of Williamsburg and Greenpoint yet, I present to you the perfect reason to explore this part of town. Named after a communal trout fishing lodge that her grandfather founded in the Blue Ridge Mountains, [Read more…]

Soho’s Cafe Maman now has an outpost in Greenpoint

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They’ve been open for a couple of weeks now and the space is beautiful:

French cafe and bakery Maman now offers its popular chocolate chip cookie and other baked goods in new locations in Greenpoint and on the Bowery. [Read more…]

Screamer’s Pizzeria brings vegan pizza to Greenpoint

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It seems like heresy to us, but to each their own:

Champs Jr. in Greenpoint (620 Manhattan Avenue), which mysteriously closed last month, is re-opening this Monday as an ALL-VEGAN PIZZA BY THE SLICE JOINT in partnership with Philly-based company Blackbird Pizzeria. The micro-Champs will now be a late night mecca of cruelty-free, hot n’ crusty gooey junk known as Screamer’s Pizzeria. Open daily, 11am-midnight. [Read more…]

Sauvage: Maison Premiere owners open new restaurant in Greenpoint

Sauvage (Credit: Gothamist/Katie Burton)

Sauvage (Credit: Gothamist/Katie Burton)

We love Maison Premiere so this is exciting news. Located in the same space that used to house Lokal, Sauvage is sure to absorb some of Five Leaves’ always insane waiting list.

The 68-seat bistro — which sits on the border of McCarren Park — has been in the works for a while now. [Read more…]

Sietsema reviews the new Williamsburg Algerian restaurant Bar Omar

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And he loves the tajines saying they are “so damn good.” He also says Bar Omar offers the best french fries in Williamsburg:

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…]