Restaurant round-up: Bar Velo and Taqueria Santa Fe open, Paulie Gee’s gets petitioned and more


Bar Velo

In Williamsburg, a new vegetarian restaurant and bar has opened in the former home of Moto called Bar Velo:

Longtime Williamsburg haunt Cafe Moto has been reborn as a cycling enthusiast’s temple to two-wheeled transportation called Bar Velo, opening Monday on Broadway. John McCormick shut down his 14-year restaurant a few months back to retool the design a bit and update the menu to be completely vegetarian. And in the spring, they’ll launch Velo-To-Go, offering grocery-type things like bread, fruit and flowers plus…cycling gear. [Read more…]

Taqueria Santa Fe brings Mexico City-style tacos to Bushwick


Taqueria Santa Fe, credit Bushwick Daily.

Taqueria Santa Fe just opened at 214 Stanhope Street in Bushwick, between Knickerbocker Ave & Irving Ave. Bushwick Daily paid them a visit and called it “taco paradise.” They’re open daily 11:00 am – 10:00 pm:

Héctor Márquez, former head chef of both 983 Bushwick’s Living Room and its predecessor Life Cafe, has a new gig: he’s the head chef at Taqueria Santa Fe, a Mexican restaurant with three different locations in Woodside, Sunnyside, and now, Bushwick (located at 214 Stanhope Street). [Read more…]