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  • Cranberry Beret
  • BHB Fan

    My neighbor and I have been trying to think of the name of a closed Brooklyn Heights restaurant for years. After endless attempts, we have finally given up and cross our fingers that a reader of BHB can finally solve this caper. This lovely restaurant definitely existed the summer of 2002 (and prior). It was located on Henry Street at the corner of Cranberry Street (next to where Blue Pig Ice Cream used to be). Anyone who can remember the name
    will be our hero! Much thanks to all on BHB!

  • Joe Dudas
  • Diesel

    Let’s have a contest and see whats the funniest sign that could be made using the available letters!

  • Sweeties

    Chez Henry?

  • Sweeties

    Sorry, just noticed the date. How about Balzar?

  • Jorale-man

    Wow, end of an era.
    The huge JW dormitory at Columbia Heights and Pineapple (the one with all of the window air-conditioners) looks rather eerie now that it’s been vacated. I wonder when the next developer will get to work on converting it.

  • Kit

    Before the succession of higher profile venues, that corner restaurant space was for many, many years Su Su’s Yum Yum. Forget when it decamped for parts south.

  • KXrVrii1

    I saw this weekend that the love locks have started appearing on the fences at the jetty near barge music.

    They seem to have gotten pretty aggressive preventing / cutting them on the bridge, anyone see them doing the same down here?

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  • MaggieO

    wonder whose purview that would fall under. I think DOT maintains the bridge and is therefore responsible for those locks but wouldn’t it be BBPC at this spot? I HATE love locks.

  • CHatter

    Was it that tiny BBQ place? I can’t remember the name of that one but would help to know the cuisine

  • BKgal

    I remember the restaurant and remember eating risotto there- so I believe it was Italian/American possibly. It wasn’t the BBQ place… Can’t remember the name though!!!

  • BKgal

    I think I have it!!! Does ISOBEL ring a bell to the Brooklyn Heights fam circa 2002?!

  • rss

    Does anyone have a tip for a great dog sitter in the area? I’m going away for a few days in July, and would love to leave my pal in the company of a reliable person that would take good care of him.

  • Sweeties

    That was “Pig’N Out”, and pretty good BBQ IMHO, but I know loads of people hated it.

  • Sweeties

    We throw cat!

  • Sweeties

    WC to the war!

  • Sweeties

    Hot water WC.

  • CHatter

    Ahhh Pig n out! That place was a dream. Great beef ribs.

  • KBells40

    Zannah at

  • Pierre

    it’ll be interesting to see what appears in it’s place… maybe an Apple billboard?

  • Andrew Porter

    They had a wonderful hand-painted mural on the inside walls, of course instantly painted over when the place closed and was renovated.

  • Andrew Porter

    I’ve been away in Michigan, but I;m back, and it’s time for more ancient BH postcards.

  • Heightsman

    Yes, he named it after his daughter. She must be grown up by now. Cliff was the bartender and talked about opening a food market in DUMBO and how it would be a hit. He did…Foragers Market. Great almond dates wrapped in bacon. Passionate owner.

  • StoptheChop

    Healthy Henrietta’s?

  • Peter Loibl

    Wasn’t there a short-lived Cuban place there back in the day? Something like Cafe El Cubanito? I remember being excited about it, then POOF, it was gone.

  • Claude Scales

    The Cuban place was where the Wine Bar is now. Before that it was a nice French restaurant that lasted a couple of years, and before that the “Hippie Store.”