With borough-hopping becoming increasingly popular, Time Out asks Manhattan restaurateurs Ken Friedman, Michael White, and Drew Nieporent if theyd open in Brooklyn (no, eh, and sure, respectively), and asks folks from Frannys, Robertas, and Saul if theyd consider Manhattan (no, hell yes, and sure, respectively). Ken Friedman gives the most incendiary answer (I didnt move 3,500 miles across the country to live in Brooklyn), while Carlo Mirarchi of Robertas says hed like to open a crudo restaurant in Gotham. The thing about Manhattan, Carlo, is that its much harder to build a Robertas-style bonfire on your back patio.
A Nobu grows in Brooklyn? [TONY]