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  1. best of new york
    The Absolute Best Restaurants in Brooklyn HeightsExcellent American fare, both new and old-school, plus inventive Middle Eastern cooking, hearty, satisfying Italian, and so much wood-fired pizza.
  2. Openings
    This New Brooklyn Heights Bar Draws Design Inspiration From Marie AntoinetteLe Boudoir recently opened underneath Chez Moi.
  3. Closings
    Siggy’s Good Food in Brooklyn Heights Will CloseThe last day is March 1.
  4. Sex and the Borough
    Brooklyn Hotel-Rooftop Bar Boom Will Likely Hit BK HeightsThe historic Bossert Hotel building is in the process of being approved as a hotel with restaurant and rooftop lounge.
  5. Carb News
    B&B Empire Reopening in Brooklyn HeightsCould this mean round two of the Brooklyn bagel battle?
  6. Nan
    Baluchi’s to Spice Up Brooklyn HeightsSamosas in a cursed space.
  7. Time to Resign
    Another Restaurant Slammed for Poor ServiceDon’t make an old lady eat cake with a spoon.
  8. Neighborhood Watch
    Oceana Adds Lobster-Roll Cart; New Catch Herring Season BeginsAnd more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  9. Reopenings
    Eamonn’s Bounces Back With 25-and-Over Policy“Any illegal activity will not be tolerated” at the neighborhood pub.
  10. Neighborhood Watch
    Fatty Crab Hosts Memorial Day Pig Roast; Mercadito’s World Cup TacoPlus: David Wondrick and Don Lee talk polar cocktails, and Mercadito expands hours for the World Cup, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  11. Neighborhood Watch
    Beba Launches Late-Day Brunch; Egyptian Espresso Comes to Ditmas ParkPlus more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  12. Openings
    River Deli Brings Pane Carasau to Brooklyn HeightsAn enterprising couple transforms Brooklyn’s River Deli into a 42-seat Italian restaurant.
  13. Neighborhood Watch
    Tastes of Meatpacking and Chelsea Benefit; Hill Country’s Derby PartyPlus: Nanoosh in midtown, and a Stamp Out Hunger campaign, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  14. Neighborhood Watch
    Free Beer Tonight at Southern Hospitality; Pizza by Cer te Opens in MidtownPlus: Plein Sud in Tribeca secures a chef, and a dessert fest on the Upper West Side, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  15. Neighborhood Watch
    Bottomless Mimosas at 57 Napoli Pizza e Vino; Mud Truck Shut DownPlus: A blogger bake sale in Fort Greene, and South Brooklyn Pizza in the East Village, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  16. Openings
    Inside Crop to Cup Cafe Co., Now Open in Brooklyn HeightsThe retail co-op is open on Atlantic Avenue.
  17. Neighborhood Watch
    Turn Your Loft Into a Farm; Dunkin’ Donuts Seized in Prospect ParkPlus: The Richardson extends its hours, and Char No. 4 sells Easter hams, all in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  18. Neighborhood Watch
    A Cooking Class at ‘21’ Club; Teany Reopening on the Lower East SidePlus: A vodka taste test tonight in the Financial District, and more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  19. Neighborhood Watch
    Crumbs Coming to Brooklyn Heights; Rosa Mexicano to Host Passover Cooking DemoPlus: Linda’s Place wants to change its name, and Two Boots’ anniversary pizza, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  20. Neighborhood Watch
    Ace Hotel’s Basement Bar Opens; Niagara’s New One Will Be CalledPlus: Kiss & Fly reopens with a bigger dance space, and more, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  21. Neighborhood Watch
    West Village Welcomes New Fish Shack; Frank Alums Expand to Fort GreenePlus: Robert Sietsema on White Castle pulled pork, and another coffee shop for the Slope, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  22. Neighborhood Watch
    Friedman Planning Ace Hotel’s Basement Bar?; Nightly Ramen Pop-up inPlus: Angelo Sosa cooking for a tea house, and Dressler offers Monday-night discounts, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  23. Neighborhood Watch
    Kurve Becomes Rhong-Tiam; Má Pêche Serves CocktailsPlus: Iris Café open in Brooklyn Heights, and François Payard doubles up on the UES, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  24. Openings
    First Look at Armando’s, Reopening in Brooklyn Heights Next WeekA former Montparnasse chef will helm the new incarnation of the Brooklyn Heights institution.
  25. Neighborhood Watch
    Mandarin Oriental’s Discount Dinner; Mexican Fiesta in Gowanus This MonthPlus: NYC ICY wants to stay in its current spot, and a pita and sports bar is coming to the East Village, in our regular roundup of neighborhood news.
  26. Openings
    Manhattan’s First Checkers May Open TomorrowThe Tribeca location will open imminently.
  27. Fast-food World
    Checkers Opening Soon in Brooklyn HeightsThe first franchise of its kind in Brooklyn.
  28. Reopenings
    Brooklyn ComebacksTotonno’s and Armando’s will return to their former homes.
  29. Empire Building
    Five Guys Grows in BrooklynThe D.C. chain is expanding in Brooklyn. Plus, video of Obama’s Air Force One burger.
  30. Openings
    50 Henry Will Emerge From Its Shadowy Past, As a Wine BarBut what will become of infamous “Busy Chef” manager Dan Kaufman?
  31. Breastaurants
    Ridiculous Rumor: Is Hooters Landing in Brooklyn Heights?If it happens, how will Hooters appease the New Brooklyn Cuisine crowd?
  32. Produce Aisle
    Can’t Beat ’Em, Join ’EmThe reopened Gristedes in Brooklyn Heights is hoping to take on Peas & Pickles with healthier products.
  33. NewsFeed
    Busy Chef Manager Locked Out of Ransacked ApartmentDan Kaufman gets a taste of his own medicine, more or less.
  34. Neighborhood Watch
    Vegan Dumplings at Rickshaw; Grand Street Gourmet ShuttersBrooklyn Heights feels the reverberations of an accused-con-man restaurant manager, and R&L restaurant sees another setback, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  35. NewsFeed
    Brooklyn’s Busy Chef Restaurant ClosesThe Busy Chef closes, and its owner’s arrest might have something to do with it.
  36. NewsFeed
    Busy Chef Manager Out on Bail, Boston Victims Step ForwardThe Busy Chef manager has been busy for a while, apparently.
  37. NewsFeed
    Brooklyn Needs Its Supermarkets, and BadlySure, that Key Food in your neighborhood is a joke — until it closes down and you have nowhere else to go.
  38. NewsFeed
    Tazza Says, ‘No Internet for You!’Tazza is taking no prisoners when it comes to laptop usage.
  39. Neighborhood Watch
    Reubens Are Totally Like Corned Beef and Cabbage, and You Can Find Them at LotsAstoria: Martha’s Country Bakery on Ditmars frosts its cupcakes wedding-cake-style (with fondant icing), and they’re open until 1 a.m. on weekends. [NewYorkology] A restaurant called Cellar 34 has opened at 34-02 Broadway, and the New Orleans–bred chef is adding Cajun and creole accents to some of the basic dishes. [Joey in Astoria] Boerum Hill: Lunetta is just one restaurant participating in Dine-In Brooklyn (March 24–31), when restaurants will offer three-course meals for $23. [Zagat Buzz] Brooklyn Heights: Seventy-two-year-old restaurant Armando’s will close after Sunday dinner. [Eater] Midtown East: If a Reuben is as close as you want to get to corned beef and cabbage on Monday, you can find a good one at Patrick Conway’s on East 43rd Street. [Gridskipper] Midwood: This photomontage follows the making of a Di Fara pie; though Domenico’s secret weapon might be revealed by the article’s last line: “And then he’s off to the back room for a shot of grappa (I think that’s what it was), and it’s back to making pies.” [Epi-Log/Epicurious]
  40. Neighborhood Watch
    Pies-N-Thighs Will Survive in Williamsburg; Pastrami Queen Extends Reign toAstoria: Last-minute Valentine’s Day options from Joey. [Joey in Astoria] The Foodista’s include JJ’s Asian Fusion and Sushi Bar, which isn’t trying to do anything special for the holiday. [Foodista] Brooklyn Heights: The bartender at Jack the Horse Tavern, Maxwell Britten, created a timely cocktail called Love Lane, which combines Prosecco, harvest syrup, house-made brandy, poached cherries, and rose water. Ladies on the town tomorrow take note: It’s a sexy drink, and he’s pretty cute. [Vittles Vamp via Brooklyn Heights Blog] Chelsea: The owners of Pastrami Queen have opened a delicatessen in Chelsea Market called Friedman’s. [NYT] Clinton Hill: June reopens tonight after dealing with multiple break-ins. [Clinton Hill Blog] Little Italy: Gimme! Coffee has opened its first Manhattan outlet at 228 Mott Street between Prince and Spring streets. [NYS] Upper West Side: Ruby Foo’s new lunch plan includes free wi-fi. [Zagat] Williamsburg: Pies-N-Thighs seems to have already found a new home at 166 South 4th Street. [Eater]
  41. Neighborhood Watch
    Free Dewar’s (and Debate) on the LES Tonight; Bar Boulud Answers Bruni’s CallsAstoria: Angelo & Son’s Bakery gets a modern renovation: green and red backlighting for their sign. [Joey in Astoria] Brooklyn Heights: The co-founder of La Bouillabaisse on Atlantic Avenue in the nineties has opened a wine bar on the corner of Henry and Cranberry streets. Food like oysters and mini Kobe burgers will also be on the menu. [Brooklyn Eagle via Brooklyn Heights Blog] Lower East Side: Rayuela serves an interesting cocktail called Rye which combines “guava, lemon, agave nectar, mint leaves, Michter’s Straight Rye, Becherovka,” and it’s not even one of Junior Merino’s signature cocktails. [Down by the Hipster] Tonight at the Slipper Room, there’s a free yuppie-versus-hippie debate featuring Max Silvestri and Lang Fisher, and it’s sponsored by Dewar’s. [Brooklyn Vegan] Prospect-Lefferts-Gardens: Brooklyn & Slim bar has transformed into Step Too Cafe, but it doesn’t look like much has changed. [Across the Park] Union Square Park: Luna Park has been demolished in preparation for the area’s overhaul. [Eater] Upper East Side: Bruni calls Bar Boulud and reaches a human! It sounds like DB put some backup personnel on the lines. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]
  42. Neighborhood Watch
    BLT Fish Is Just a Little Tacky; Corn Strippers Now in SoHoAstoria: Tonight is trivia night at Dillinger’s on 30th Avenue, which means $5 pitchers. [Joey in Astoria] Brooklyn Heights: Uncommon Grounds is closed for renovations, and it looks like the coffee shop’s application to set up outdoor seating will get approved. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Coney Island: Since Thor Equities can’t start developing any time soon, the company has handed out leases to eight vendors to keep the fryers operating until next fall. [Lost City] East Village: Some pork hater tagged the entrance of Vanessa Dumpling with the word “LARD.” [East Village Idiot] Red Hook: LeNell’s is hosting a bourbon festival on the 23rd with a tasting, discounts, and even alky ice-cream made on the spot. [LeNell’s] SoHo: Wondering how to get those kernels off the cob? Sur La Table sells a Corn Stripper that actually works. [Serious Eats] Tribeca: Ceci-Cela may still be cranking out croissants on Chambers Street, but there’s a “Store for Lease” sign in its window. [Grub Street] Union Square: Bruni extols the virtues of BLT Fish, but warns would-be diners that the upstairs and downstairs spaces differ greatly, and the Laurent-Tourondel cookbook listing on the menu is tacky. [Diner’s Journal]
  43. Neighborhood Watch
    The Great Brooklyn Heights Pizza DebateAstoria: The consequence of Rose and Joe’s bakery being so near the train station is repeat visits for their Sicilian slices. [Joey in Astoria] Brooklyn Heights: Chime in on your favorite local slice. Fascati’s seems to be a favorite. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Chinatown: May May bakery on Pell Street opened in 1965 but will close by the end of the month, as will its Long Island City factory that ships Chinese goodies along the east coast. [NYT] Corona: “This Is What I Eat” is not a supermarket circular, but in fact a public art project about local eating habits. [Gothamist] Forest Hills: After a few months of construction, My Kitchen will open tomorrow on Metropolitan Avenue. [Queens Central] West Village: Da Silvano’s media connections may help keep a video showing rats around the restaurant off Fox News. [Gawker] The ill-fated Jefferson space on West 10th Street is now a restaurant called Little Ruby’s. [Eater]
  44. Neighborhood Watch
    Weekday Brunch in the West Village; Fine Dining on Henry StreetBrooklyn Heights: Henry Street has become a dining destination. [Brooklyn Paper] Midtown East: Donatella Arpaia’s father, Lello, will open an “elegant Italian place, which has fabric walls and flattering lighting” called Fiorini at 209 East 56th Street this Saturday. [NYT] Tribeca: The co-owner of Murray’s Bagels plans to open his own shop called Original Zucker’s Bagels & Smoked Fish on Chambers at West Broadway by October. [Grub Street] West Village: Paris Commune is trying to woo its detractors by offering weekday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. [NYS] Williamsburg: DuMont Burger is expanding into a space next door in order to separate its takeout business from sit-down dining. [Eater]
  45. Neighborhood Watch
    Blue Ribbon to Conquer Columbus Circle by Mid-AugustBrooklyn Heights: Montero’s earned “duty watch bar” status from the British Royal Navy when its seamen passed through Brooklyn last week. [NYT] Columbus Circle: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill should open simultaneously with Thompson Hotel’s new Six Columbus by the middle of August. [Down by the Hipster] Elmhurst: Always wanted your tacos open-face, deep-fried, and splattered with crema? Try the memelitas from Taqueria Coatzingo at 40-18 82 Street. [Gothamist] Flatiron: Tabla and Tamarind are only a few of the restaurants extending their Summer Restaurant Week menus through Labor Day. [GoNYC via NewYorkology] Fort Greene: Former Top Chef contestant Josie Smith-Malave has left Island restaurant to prepare for a fall opening of her next project, the Speakeasy. [Eater] Harlem: Gentrification is apparently a lesser evil than filth: A Taste of Seafood restaurant relocates from dingy to spiffy new digs. [Uptown Flavor] Midtown East: Two sake masters from Japan will host a tasting that also features shochu and snacks at Sakagura next Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. [Eat for Victory/VV] West Village: Centro Vinoteca won’t be opening until the 20th or 21st at the earliest, the restaurant’s representatives say. [Grub Street]
  46. NewsFeed
    Harry Hawk Seeks to Schnäck-ize the Brooklyn Bridge Park BeachHarry Hawk, having created a burger and hot-dog haven at Harry’s at Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City, is attempting to re-create his magic in Brooklyn Heights. But it hasn’t quite happened yet. Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach, home of the Floating Pool at Pier 5, is currently being serviced by Hawk with Stahl-Meyer hot dogs and draft Abita root beer, but Hawk confides to us that he sees his concession “expanding in a Schnäck-like direction.”
  47. Neighborhood Watch
    Five Guys and ‘Lovely Ladies’ Now Serving Burgers in BrooklynBrooklyn Heights: Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries is open, staffed with “lovely ladies” and other employees responsible for an especially pleasant experience. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Fort Greene: Coffee plus muffins from Choice are available at new café Bidonville on Willoughby near Adelphi. [Clinton Hill Blog] East Village: The Bowery Hotel’s Italian restaurant Gemma opened Friday night and, though similar, is “800 times classier“ than Morandi inside. [Eater] Soho: Moondance Diner has closed to make way for condos, but rather than be demolished, the building will travel to Pennsylvania and become an exhibit. [NY1] Park Slope: Revered pizza haven franny’s has started serving pasta; recent specials have been dappled with house-made sausages and zucchini and herbs. [Eat for Victory/VV] Tribeca: The Department of Health has tagged Gigino’s on Greenwich Street, though the Wagner Park location remains open. [Grub Street]
  48. Neighborhood Watch
    Brooklyn Heights Barge to Feature a Fake Beach, With HamburgersAstoria: Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden opens at 3 p.m. today and next Friday for teacher appreciation days. The public is welcome, and the BBQ’s sure to be fired up. [Joey in Astoria] Brooklyn Heights: A swimming pool in a floating barge off the waterfront will take its maiden voyage July 4 and feature a man-made beach and concession stands. [NYP] Chelsea: Hotelier André Balazs may have a hand in restoring the Chelsea Hotel. [NYP] East Village: You need to send a recent photo of yourself if you plan on applying for one of the many positions still open at Tailor. [Eat for Victory/VV] Flatiron: Former CBS news anchor Bob Schieffer will step in as front man to country band “Honky Tonk Confidential” on June 27 at Hill Country barbecue. Songs he’s written include “Little Lulu and Sister Hot Stuff” and “TV Anchorman.” [NYP] Lower East Side: A tipster reports that Kossar’s Bialys has unveiled plans to sell hand-cut sushi from kosher vendor Eden Wok. [Grub Street] Midwood: Dom De Marco’s scarlet letter from the Department of Health has been covered in expressions of support in the wake of DiFara’s most recent close. [Eat for Victory/VV] Times Square: Brighton Beach’s Ladder Co. 169 brought home victory last night at Gallagher’s Fire Department grilled-steak-off fund-raiser. [NYDN]
  49. Neighborhood Watch
    Brooklyn Heights Resident Could Be ‘The Next Food Network Star’Brooklyn Heights: Resident Michael “Wild” Salmon, former host of a food radio show on Air America, could be named The Next Food Network Star. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Flatiron: Newly-opened Southern Italian joint Bar Stuzzichini is looking for a baker to join its team. [Eat For Victory/VV] Murray Hill: A tipster has spotted signage imploring visitors to savor their last drinks at Third and Long; the bar has lost its lease. [Grub Street] Tribeca: Brandy Library is hosting a single-malt scotch tasting tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. [Brandy Library] West Village: Chumley’s doesn’t look like it will be reopening any time soon; meanwhile, tourists are still struggling to find its entrance, not realizing that the former speakeasy is truly closed. [NewYorkology]
  50. Neighborhood Watch
    Brooklyn Heights About to Get a Candlelit PizzeriaBrooklyn Heights: Oven, an “all candlelit, 150-label-wine-list pizza joint,” will soon open. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Flatiron: Hill Country barbecue does a preview, and Jason Perlow is there to document it in high-res detail. [Off the Broiler] Flushing: A Fan Ti is doing amazing things with lamb. [Gothamist] Long Island City: Water Taxi Beach to throw a “vegan extravaganza” on Saturday. [Joey in Astoria] Lower East Side: Herring season has arrived at Russ & Daughters. [VV] Park Slope: Rose Water chef Ethan Kostbar to leave in a few weeks. [NYT]
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