More closings in Williamsburg and Greenpoint

The Camlin; credit Cassandra Girlado/Wall Street Journal

The Camlin; credit Cassandra Girlado/Wall Street Journal

The new year has just begun so we’re sorry to be the bearers of bad news. BUT, two popular restaurants closed while we were all over-indulging for the holidays. In Williamsburg, The Camlin closed just days before Christmas. Despite solid reviews, they were never able to get the traction they needed to stay afloat:

It is with a heavy heart that we announce we will unfortunately be closing The Camlin next Friday, December 23rd. Unfortunately, it’s been a tough year, and sales are just not strong enough to keep us going any longer. So we have made the difficult decision to close. [Read more…]

TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint is this Sunday, September 18

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This annual event turns 7 this year with lots of new spots to sample:

TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint is an annual outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn’s local flavor! Entering its 7th year, this block party style tasting event features sample tastes from over 50 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries, along with live music, demonstrations and much, much more. Participating restaurants below: [Read more…]

Restaurant & bar news: Björk visits The Well, Trash Bar owners opening “family-friendly” restaurant

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credit Instagram: @yeezuswalkwithme

Our favorite Icelandic icon was in Bushwick this week, visiting Tradesman and The Well!:

The wonderful, explosive, innovative, immortal Björk was seen at Tradesman bar and subsequently disappeared in the depths of The Well on Meserole St. Update: A representative of The Wick/The Well has informed us that Björk popped in to see the third Tinnitus Music Series show with Vessel, Container, and Noveller. Isaiah David sent us a pic of her hanging out and a dancing video to Vessel!

In other news, a wine bar called The Camlin is about to open on Kent Street in Williamsburg on Valentine’s Day: [Read more…]

The most anticipated North Brooklyn restaurant openings of 2015 (thus far)

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Camlin; credit: Zagat

Given the insane amount of growth underway it North Brooklyn, it’s hardly surprising that lots of new restaurants are opening in 2015. Hook & Cleaver opens today in Greenpoint and there’s lots more in store as the year progresses:

From Eater:

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A new Williamsburg wine bar from Mandy Oser and chef Amorette Casaus, the team behind Manhattan’s popular Ardesia Wine Bar. It promises to be a casual neighborhood spot along the rapidly developing stretch of Kent Avenue, serving bar snacks like oyster and charcuterie, along with some larger shared plates. It will also serve cocktails as well as wine.
175 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg
PROJECTED OPENING: January

From Zagat:

Joshua Boissy and Krystof Zizka of Williamsburg’s NOLA-inspired hit, Maison Premiere, will open a new restaurant in Greenpoint in 2015.
905 Lorimer St., Brooklyn [Read more…]