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My Report of Taperia’s Demise Was Greatly Exaggerated

Your correspondent walked by this afternoon, and the place was doing business. What can I say, other than I’m delighted? My regrets to the owners, though their earlier apparent closing wasn’t accompanied by the usual “we’re doing renovations; be back soon” sort of sign. Now Montague Street has one less vacant restaurant space.

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Arrivederci, Armando’s, and the Lobster; Adios, Taperia

The Eagle reports that Ristorante Armando’s, a fixture, with one brief interruption, on Montague Street since 1936, has closed for good. Along with the loss of what, for many in the Heights was a favorite eating place and hangout, will come the loss of the iconic (What other word can I use to describe it?) […]

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Willowtown Fair This Saturday, May 19

The annual Willowtown Fair will take place on Saturday, May 19 on Willow Place (between Joralemon and State streets) from noon to 5:00 p.m. This year’s fair will include: food from Iris Cafe; live music by the Willowtown Bluegrass Band; face painters; a plant sale; a baked goods table; games (including a three legged race […]

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Heights Artist John Tebeau Illustrates and Chronicles the City’s Bar Scene

Brooklyn Heights resident artist John Tebeau has, in common with your correspondent, a love for good drinking spots. Several years ago he started to do drawings of some of his favorite places. With some encouragement, he expanded this to a tour of Bars, Taverns, and Dives throughout the Five Boroughs, and accompanied each drawing with […]

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“Rats the size of burritos”: is Chipotle or Construction to Blame?

Update: Chipotle has now said they will get secure metal containers for their trash, the Eagle reports. Local residents have complained about very large, aggressive rats in the area along Montague Street between Clinton and Court near the Chipotle restaurant and the neighboring construction site, as reported by Mary Frost in the Eagle. Those complaining […]

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Your Days of Perelandra Lunch Deprivation Are Over

After several months of renovation, Perelandra is back to serving lunch–and maybe more importantly, coffee–to the neighborhood. The new space will include a hot buffet, made-to-order sandwiches, and prepared meals, in addition to old standbys like a fresh juice and smoothie bar. Among the new items on the vegan menu: Smoky pulled jackfruit with red cabbage […]

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Grace Church WinterFair Saturday, February 3

This Saturday, February 3, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street (between Grace Court and Joralemon) will hold its annual WinterFair. On sale will be men’s, women’s, and kids’ clothing, books, CDs and DVDs, housewares, furniture, plants, toys, and other goods. There will be a luncheon and a kids’ cafe.

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Mimi Sheraton at Brooklyn Historical Society Thursday

This Thursday evening, November 9 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society presents famed food writer, restaurant critic, and Brooklyn native (née Miriam Solomon) Mimi Sheraton, who will “reflect on her roots and her career” in a discussion with radio host and former Food & Wine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin. Admission is $10, or $5 for BHS […]

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Joe Coffee Perks Up in Brooklyn Heights

On the corner of Hicks and Pineapple Streets, in what was once a dark pet store now resides the airy and light-filled Joe Coffee.  Joe officially opened for business this past Friday morning and by 8:30 am, was bustling with residents in need of a caffeine fix.  In addition to their meticulously crafted brews, Joe […]

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Hot Event At Brooklyn Historical Society Thursday Evening, August 10: How Curry Spiced Up New York

Did you think America’s first celebrity chef was Chef Boy-Ar-Dee? He was a mere toddler when J. Ranji Smile arrived in New York in 1899 to introduce curry dishes to the city’s high society. On Thursday evening, August 10 at 7:00 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present gastronomic historian Sarah Lohman and MIT scholar Vivek […]

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