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Goodbye, Chip Shop, and Other Neighborhood Changes

Your correspondent was deeply saddened, on arriving for his and his wife’s (this time joined by some neighbors) usual Friday night dinner at the Chip Shop, to find at the top of the extensive beers, ales, and ciders menu a note that the place would close at the end of this weekend, having lost its […]

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CDC Warns, Do Not Eat Romaine Lettuce

Don’t forget to eat your vegetables this Thanksgiving just NOT Romaine lettuce. The NY Times reports the CDC and has issued a “stern and sweeping advisory” linking the greens to an outbreak of a particularly virulent strain of E. coli bacteria. To date, thirty two people across eleven states have been sickened, several hospitalized. Out of an […]

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Call for Pies and Volunteers

The Heights and Hills Community Council is serving its annual Thanksgiving Feast for Seniors on Thursday at Grace Church, and needs as many pies as possible. Seconds, even thirds, on pie are always in demand. If you can bake a pie, or two, to feed hungry seniors at this event, you will bring them much […]

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Fascati Pizzeria Back From Vacation as of Yesterday (Sat. 9/15)

That is all…. UPDATE: But not open today (Sunday) and likely not tomorrow (Monday). Get your slice on Tuesday.  

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Alice’s Tea Cup Coming to Hicks and Middagh

We’ve been alerted by reader Andrew Porter that [t]he whimsical teahouse, bakery and restaurant Alice’s Tea Cup will open this year at the corner of Hicks Street and Middagh Street in Brooklyn Heights, across from PS 8. The photo is from their present location at 102 West 73rd Street, in Manhattan.

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Grand Canyon to Return to Montague Street

Those of you who, like me, miss Grand Canyon’s superb burgers are in for a treat. While the “Restaurant For Lease” sign remains above the former Armando’s site at 143 Montague (see photo by your correspondent taken this evening), the Commercial Observer reports that the restaurant’s owner, who kept open another Grand Canyon in Park […]

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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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