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Cobble Hill

  1. Signage
    Good Grammar, Good FoodFeel superior in the express line.
  2. Coffee Geek
    Café Grumpy Storms Into Park SlopeGet your buzz in May. Plus, a look at Frankies’ new one.
  3. Closings
    Lobo Takes a Temporary SiestaThe Cobble Hill location goes dark for a month, but the Park Slope edition extends its hours.
  4. Neighborhood Watch
    Give Us Our Daily Bread and ButterA new restaurant on Court Street wants a liquor license.
  5. Openings
    Brooklyn Café’s Menu Is Two Items LongPiccolo Cafe on Columbia Street offers two items. Two.
  6. Reopenings
    Good Food News for Cobble HillIrish bar Ceol reopens and Patois could find a new home on Smith Street.
  7. Closings
    One Less Vegan: Jill’s of Cobble Hill Bites the DustAnd it isn’t the only vegetarian restaurant on the way out.
  8. Closings
    Baker Blames Court Street for ClosureMargaret Palaca Bakes in Cobble Hill is no more.
  9. Neighborhood Watch
    The TV That Turns Into a BarThe old G&D TV Repair Shop in Cobble Hill will become a bar or restaurant.
  10. Breastaurants
    Ridiculous Rumor: Is Hooters Landing in Brooklyn Heights?If it happens, how will Hooters appease the New Brooklyn Cuisine crowd?
  11. Openings
    Brick-oven Pizza Delivers in Cobble HillOrder delivery tonight.
  12. Openings
    Trader Joe’s Second Coming in Cobble HillThe New York press is going gaga for the new Trader Joe’s on Atlantic Avenue.
  13. Openings
    New Pizzeria in Cobble HillLost City reports that La Pizzetta will soon open at 145 Atlantic Avenue (near Henry Street) in Cobble Hill.
  14. Mediavore
    FDA to Make Frankenfood Proposals Today; Trader Joe’s Gets an Opening DatePlus where to find obscure Asian cuisines, and who named the East Village the best neighborhood with the best bars — from our daily glance at the morning headlines.
  15. Trader Joe's
    Sign Proves the Existence of Trader Joe’sThe store is set to open at the end of the month.
  16. Foodievents
    Get Your Pétanque On This Weekend for Bastille DayIt’s like boccie, with pastis added.
  17. Neighborhood Watch
    Merkato 55 Has a Notable Fan; Get a Look at Artichoke Pizza’s Crab-DipMimi Sheraton likes Merkato 55, and a self-proclaimed Danny Meyer veteran has opened a restaurant in Cobble Hill, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  18. Neighborhood Watch
    Octopus Takes Well to the Spin Cycle; Eighty One’s Deceivingly Cheap Prix FixeMisguided discontent with Matsugen already brewing and looking forward to as many tacos as you can carry in the East Village, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  19. Neighborhood Watch
    Sausage Haus Ingenue Training at Ssäm Bar; Early-Bird Jazz at Blue WaterDavid Chang gets camera shy and Stand builds a better bun, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  20. Openings
    A First Look at Julie Reiner’s Clover ClubThe 1890s mahogany bar was broken in by the thirsty coal miners of Sugar Notch, Pennsylvania.
  21. Openings
    Julie Reiner’s Clover Club Opens on WednesdayAnd we have the cocktail menu.
  22. NewsFeed
    Do You Have the Stuff to Be the Stinky-Cheese-Eating Champion?Get your cheese on, and fast.
  23. Neighborhood Watch
    Sweet Melissa Brings Specialty Sundaes to Cobble Hill; Tasting Room on LastWhere to sample a whole new world of frozen-yogurt flavors in the West Village, and where to find free burgers and beer in Astoria, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  24. Neighborhood Watch
    Order Your Seder Today; Doughnuts Ease Tax PainTax Day specials and kids’ party venues in our roundup of neighborhood food news.
  25. Neighborhood Watch
    East Village Pizza Spot Aspires to Match Di Fara; Foosball Lures Families toAn East Village pizza spot attempts to live up to Di Fara, a two-story funhouse for kids with good food for parents opens in Cobble Hill, and how to get in to Rao’s by the Insatiable Critic.
  26. NewsFeed
    Quercy Serves As Movie Set for a NightLast night at Quercy in Cobble Hill: John Goodman and Zooey Deschanel. Making a movie!
  27. Neighborhood Watch
    Bubbles in Your Vodka a Good Thing on the Upper East Side; House-MadeChinatown: A stellar Chinese dessert discovery: “[F]laky green pastries that resembled caterpillars” flavored with durian fruit “came to the table piping hot filled with a bright yellow pudding.” Find them at Chatham Square (6 Chatham Square). [Gothamist] Clinton Hill: The food at Restaurant New Orleans is good, but the entire operation seems completely haphazard. [Clinton Hill Blog] Cobble Hill: The Red Deli at 264 Clinton Street near Verandah Place opens this week with “house-made charcuterie along with grab-and-go items like fried chicken.” [TONY] Dumbo: The D Space offering an Indian buffet is actually called Marrakesh Express, and the food is worth a try. [Dumbo NYC] Nolita: This list of spots to drink up free or cheap wine includes Le Jardin Bistro, where on Monday and Tuesday nights $12 adds all-you-can drink Bordeaux to your dinner. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch] Upper East Side: A new sparkling vodka called Camitz is for sale at Sherry-Lehmann, Astor Wines, and, in the near future, at Morrell’s, but you can try it in a cocktail at Park Avenue Winter among a few other restaurants around town. [Strong Buzz]
  28. Neighborhood Watch
    Kellog’s Diner at Risk; the Definitive Banana BookCobble Hill: Trader Joe’s seems to think it’s opening a store on Court Street, even if a bunch of local bloggers don’t. [McBrooklyn] Dumbo: Finally, the map to area eateries we’ve all been waiting for. [Gridskipper] East Village: Want to read a book about bananas? Dan Keoppel reads tonight at KGB from Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World. Fort Greene: Neighbors are looking for a friendly bar to watch Super Tuesday results. [General Greene] Gowanus: Vandals have opened up the Whole Foods site on 3rd Street again. [Gowanus Lounge] Jackson Heights: Sweet tooths rejoice over Cannelle Pâtisserie on 31st Avenue. [Chow] Park Slope: Komboocha, a fermented tea, hits the co-op, but not everyone is psyched about it: “It’s expensive, tastes like crap, and claims to cure everything. Thus, it appeals to the rich and those addicted to Park Slopish consumer culture.” [Daily Slope] Williamsburg: According to renderings, Kellog’s Diner will be wrapped up by a heinous new condo at Metropolitan and Union. [Curbed]
  29. Neighborhood Watch
    Duck Necks Compete With Chicken Wings This Sunday; Midtown East Looking forBedford-Stuyvesant: If you don’t want to brave a sports bar Sunday but still want to catch the game, this restaurants-with-flat-screens list includes yet-to-open Rustik Tavern, which will be up and running by kickoff. There will only be a limited menu, but owner Frantz Metellus promises: “If I don’t have nachos, I’m nothing.” [Brooklyn Based] Chelsea: Trestle on Tenth thinks it has the Super Bowl chicken-wing-tradition beat: braised and fried crispy duck necks with a garlic and anchovy dip. They’re not as adventurous as castrating a sheep with your teeth à la Giant Grey Ruegamer, but definitely easier to get your hands on; just pick up a few pounds on game day. [Grub Street] Cobble Hill: “The natives are getting restless” that Trader Joe’s hasn’t opened, and the store’s PR company offers few answers. [Brownstowner] East Village: Gramercy Tavern’s Haute Barnyard guru Michael Anthony is doing a Farm to Chef dinner at the Astor Center tomorrow night. Farmers, writers and activists aplenty will be present. [Grub Street] Flatiron: Pinkberry on 26th Street at Third Avenue is now open. [Eater] Midtown East: The Helmsley’s Annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Ball hopes to attract “the recently dumped and ‘disenchanted,’ as well as the happily single and those looking for love,” or you could just come to see the Ice-Carved Anti-Cupid Satan Oyster Bar (and make fun of the desperates). [Grub Street] Midtown West: “Today, the food you find on most bars is the salty kind: chip, pretzels, etc. As anyone in the bar biz knows, these are … meant to make you thirsty, so you order more liquor,” but Keens is one of the last spots to offer sobering snacks of the bygone era: hard-boiled eggs, and they’re free. [Lost City]
  30. Neighborhood Watch
    Find French Onion Soup in Manhattan; A Co-op for Fort Greene?Bay Ridge: A VFW post has been fined by the Department of Health because its ice machine constituted a need for “food protection certification.” [The Brooklyn Paper] Cobble Hill: Now that the deli and the TV repair shop are gone, we can dream of the G&D Television Wine Bar. [Gowanus Lounge] Forest Hills: A new development threatens restaurant culture, as for-rent signs specify “NO FOOD.” The horror! [Queens Central] Fort Greene: Plans are afoot for a food co-op. Does anything else scream gentrification louder? [The Brooklyn Paper] Manhattan: Look for delicious French onion soup at Pastis, Landmarc, and Rue 57, among others. [
  31. The New York Diet
    Jonathan Lethem Fuels His Writing With ‘White Trash’ SandwichesBoerum Hill resident and author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude Jonathan Lethem is at work on a still untitled novel that’s set on the Upper East Side and features a character that’s always seen eating either an H&H bagel or a burger deluxe from Jackson Hole. The author also happens to be a bagel lover and tends to wolf them down with egg and cheese during writing breaks, something he describes as an “abject New York style of white-trash eating.” Of course, he’d never indulge in that for breakfast. “My tendency,” he says, “is to go from purity to decadence, like I’m reliving the fall of a great empire.” Here he recounts the rise and fall of his diet this week.
  32. Neighborhood Watch
    Massive Pop Burger Opens in Midtown; Bowery Hotel Boys Considering Jane Street?Cobble Hill: Looking for a classic cocktail at an old-school price? Sam’s Pizzeria on Court Street in Brooklyn offers “not just the Martini and Manhattan, but the Side Car, Rob Roy, Pink Lady, Black Russian, Stinger, Rusty Nail, and Singapore Sling,” for only $6.50 a pop, though keep in mind “if you order one of these, there’s no telling what kind of drink you’ll get.” [Lost City] East Village: Patricio Sandoval has returned from a trip to Oaxaca with a cache of recipes he’s now serving in a $30 prix fixe at Mercadito East and West. (Try the chile pasilla stuffed with pork picadillo.) [Grub Street] Midtown East: A massive new Pop Burger opened this morning at 11 a.m. [Eater] Midtown West: The Houses of Pita at 32 West 48th Street and 24 West 46th Street have both closed, though the owner is looking to reopen in new spaces. [Grub Street] West Village: Could Eric Goode and Sean Macpherson’s new project be a boutique renovation of the Riverview Hotel, and, if so, could downstairs tenant Armin Amiri and his club Socialista be in cahoots with the baller duo? Just a few rumors to whet your hip-hotel appetite. [Down by the Hipster]
  33. Neighborhood Watch
    Eight-Cent Falafels Worth Every Penny in the East Village; Chris Lee Has aCobble Hill: Sahadi’s might have a fancy new sign to flaunt at Trader Joe’s, but are they cutting corners to compete? The Brooklyn Paper reports that customers are “fuming that the grocer has replaced the classic glass jars with generic plastic containers in the nuts, dried fruits and candies section.” [Brooklyn Heights Blog] East Village: Next Friday, Tasty Falafel on St. Marks Place will sell sandwiches for 8 cents each from 4 to 9 p.m. and host a falafel-eating contest at 6. [Gridskipper] Lower East Side: A new wine bar is on the way, and Gino and Guido are now accepting applications in the TRE space at 173 Ludlow. [Eat for Victory/VV] Midtown East: Gilt has announced that chef Chris Lee has spent $8,000 on a 1.51-pound white truffle, which is “significantly larger than the truffle that Sirio Maccioni of Le Cirque won in a highly publicized October bidding.” We wonder what GM Elli Jafari thinks about that tougher tuber. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch] Upper East Side: Serendipity 3 has pushed back its reopening from tonight to December 5, after being closed by the DOH. [Eater]
  34. Neighborhood Watch
    Green Coke in the Bronx a Good Thing; Eat a ‘wichcraft Sandwich, Save theAstoria: New Mexican restaurant Luna de Juarez at 25-98 Steinway is ready to be sampled. [Joey in Astoria] Bronx: Coca-Cola’s added a handful of hybrid-electric trucks to its 90-vehicle delivery fleet based in the South Bronx. [NYP] Cobble Hill: Sahadi’s has put up a new sign, possibly in preparation for the onslaught of Trader Joe’s. [Lost City] East Village: A sushi bar called Nori will refill the Hip-Hop-Chow space on Second Avenue in hopes that this more banal concept will survive in the space for more than a few months. [Eater] Meatpacking District: Paparazzi aren’t the only ones not allowed to photograph the hallowed spaces of Socialista; civilians were hampered from shooting as well. [Down by the Hipster] Rockefeller Center: An eggplant sandwich “invented by three teenagers from New York City who spent a summer learning about the food business as part of a program connected to the Fresh Air Fund” (which will also snag some of the proceeds) has been added to the menu of ’wichcraft’s newest location at 1 Rockefeller Plaza near 50th Street and will be available at ten other locations by next week. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]
  35. Mediavore
    Foodie Bloomie; the Starbucks Master PlanBloomberg holds sway over our eating habits like no mayor before him. [NYT] Wayne Nish is out to save Varietal from its folly, including a “full-of-itself wine list [that] boasted obscure, uninspired vintages masquerading as hidden treasures,” and desserts that were “scary messes.” [NYT] Behold, the Starbucks master plan for growth — which may help to explain its aggressive anti-union strategy, which has roused the ire of the National Labor Relations Board. [Business Week]
  36. Click and Save
    Beer and Chicken, From Moonachie to SunnysideEvery Monday, Click and Save surveys food service journalism from the previous week. Today, shaking the trees for plums, we came up with a collection that ranges from Sunnyside to Seoul, with special attention paid to beer and chicken.