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...]

Dromedary Bar: a new Tiki bar just opened in Bushwick

Dromedary in Bushwick (credit: Scott Heins/Gothamist)

Dromedary in Bushwick (credit: Scott Heins/Gothamist)

Dromedary is having a party to celebrate opening this Friday. From Gothamist:

Lombardozzi’s a 20-year industry vet who did a decade at One If By Land, Two If By Sea before a one-night training stint at Maison Premiere inspired him to open his own place. [Read more...]

Hail Mary, a 1920s-style diner coming to former Coco 66 space in Greenpoint

Hopefully Hail Mary will stick around longer than the previous tenants. DNA reports that Hail Mary is set to open later this month:

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 jazz club is now open in Bushwick

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The new jazz club, from the owner of the now-defunct Trash Bar, had a soft opening a few weeks ago. We miss Trash Bar (well kinda) but The Rosemont sounds promising:

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...]

Barano: a new Italian restaurant from Le Cirque alumnus opening in Williamsburg

Eggplant parmigiana  Credit: Jody Wissner/New York Magazine

Eggplant parmigiana
Credit: Jody Wissner/New York Magazine

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...]

Fresh Kills now open in Williamsburg

Fresh Kills - credit Scott Heins/Gothamist

Fresh Kills – credit Scott Heins/Gothamist

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...]