BKW, From the Brooklyn Winery Team, Opens in Crown Heights

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Root-beer-glazed pork ribs with heirloom baked beans, Tuscan kale, and Asian-pear slaw.
Root-beer-glazed pork ribs with heirloom baked beans, Tuscan kale, and Asian-pear slaw. Photo: Melissa Hom

Good news if you’re a fan of Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Winery: Owners Brian Leventhal and John Stires are opening a proper restaurant, called BKW, this Tuesday in Crown Heights. They’ve brought on chef Michael Gordon, formerly of Bouley, to oversee a simple menu of the kind of elevated snack food that serves to complement the wine, like crispy Brussels sprouts with apple-cider caramel and pastrami; smoked bacon with roasted broccoli and maple candy; and a hanger steak with barbecue potato chips. As for the wine, there’s a mix of affordable glasses (a $10 un-oaked Chardonnay from the Finger Lakes, a $11 Sonoma rosé) as well as splurge-worthy bottles like an award-winning $145 2010 bottle of Pinot Noir. Take a look:

Pickled beets and roasted fennel: Salvatore Bklyn smoky ricotta and maple-cayenne cashews.
Pickled beets and roasted fennel: Salvatore Bklyn smoky ricotta and maple-cayenne cashews. Photo: Melissa Hom
Kombu-cured mackerel with whipped feta, roasted grapes, basil, and rye.
Kombu-cured mackerel with whipped feta, roasted grapes, basil, and rye. Photo: Melissa Hom
Pan-seared skate with squash agrodolce, roasted peppers, caper brown butter, and mint.
Pan-seared skate with squash agrodolce, roasted peppers, caper brown butter, and mint. Photo: Melissa Hom
Olive-oil cake with oranges, Castelvetrano-olive salad, and rosemary gelato.
Olive-oil cake with oranges, Castelvetrano-olive salad, and rosemary gelato. Photo: Melissa Hom
Kalimotxo float with Brooklyn Winery old-wine Zinfandel, cola, and mascarpone gelato.
Kalimotxo float with Brooklyn Winery old-wine Zinfandel, cola, and mascarpone gelato. Photo: Melissa Hom
The bar.
The bar. Photo: Melissa Hom
The dining room.
The dining room. Photo: Melissa Hom
Signage.
Signage. Photo: Melissa Hom

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BKW, 747 Franklin Ave., 718-399-1700

Brooklyn Winery’s BKW Opens