Inga’s Bar, at 66 Hicks Street (corner of Cranberry) opened in March and has already received a glowing review from New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells, who praises the innovative and delicious dishes emerging from its kitchen. He even lauds the cheeseburger, which your correspondent has enjoyed, calling it “a very good and unpretentious one” and noting that “the pickles are made on site.” The on line Times review, linked above, has a slide show of many of the kitchen’s creations. It also has a link to Mary Kim’s BHB story about 66 Hicks’ previous tenant, Jack the Horse Tavern, many of whose devotees, including your correspondent, may now find a home-away-from-home at Inga’s.
I went to Inga’s at five this (Wednesday) afternoon, its opening time, to congratulate the chef and owner, Sean Rembold, with whom I had enjoyed a conversation about our common loyalty to the Mets during my previous visit, without realizing who he was. He brought his floor and kitchen staffs together for a champagne toast (photo above) in celebration of their joint effort that had produced the Times review.