The Pines Begins Accepting Credit Cards Next Week

Cappelacci. Photo: Courtesy of the Pines

One of our most frequently heard complaints about the Pines in Gowanus has nothing to do with the service or Angelo Romano’s underrated food and everything to do with the fact that the restaurant is cash only, so you’re forced to use a fee-only ATM because that particularly desolate stretch of Third Avenue is missing a brightly lit bank branch on every corner (for now, thank goodness). All that changes next Monday, when several banks open the restaurant begins accepting Visa and Mastercard. All you Diner’s Club holders: Maybe next time. [The Pines]