Red Hook Gets a Sausage Emporium; Morning News Anchors Love Flex Mussels

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• Red Hook is set to get a little porkier in March when Grindhaus, an all-sausage restaurant, opens on Van Brunt. [Brooklyn Paper]

• Morning newsers apparently love Flex Mussels: Both Diane Sawyer and Al Roker are regulars. [NYP]

Chanterelle's David Waltuck frequents Peasant on his off-hours, doesn't especially care for veal. [Gothamist]

• The Greenpoint space that formerly housed Lost & Found will reopen next week as Alligator 2. Like its sister spot, Alligator Lounge, it will offer free pizza. [Eater]

• Turns out it's not just foodies who love the Calexico cart. The designers of the typeface used on the cart are also tickled by its unexpected context. [Print via Serious Eats]

• Spicy cocktails are a good antidote to chilly weather. Try the jalapeño-spiked Angry Apple at the Smith or the Big Easy's Caribbean Prairie Fire: 151 topped with Tabasco. [Metromix]