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Storefront Developments Around Brooklyn Heights

It appears that the space formerly occupied by Nanatori, above Lichee Nut on Montague near Clinton, will be taken by another Chinese restaurant, Din; this one specializing in soup dumplings, noodle dishes, and dim sum. Thinking it might be part of a chain, I did a web search for “Din soup dumplings.” This yielded a […]

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Community Fridge Grand Re-opening Tomorrow.

In June we reported the opening of the Brooklyn Heights Community Fridge, located at 124 Henry Street, next to the First Presbyterian Church, between Clark and Pierrepont. Tomorrow – Sunday, October 3 – at 12:30 PM there will be a “Plug In” event for the newly decorated (see photo) fridge. The brownstone themed decor is by Denton […]

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Atlantic Antic This Sunday

The 46th annual Atlantic Antic, a street fair that stretches along Atlantic Avenue from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue, will be held this Sunday, October 3 from noon until 6:00 PM, rain or shine. Local merchants will be represented, with special deals for the occasion, along with food, music, dancers, visual artists, clothing vendors, and fun […]

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Latest Montague Restaurant Rumblings

The scuttlebutt is that the Teresa’s site, which has been vacant since before the pandemic, will become a Korean restaurant. If so, I welcome it. My limited experiences of Korean cuisine to date have been pleasing. I’ve yet to try kimchi, which I suspect is somewhere in my wheelhouse of spicy and sour. If I […]

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Arrivederci, Giulia!

We hardly knew you! Word is that the restaurant, formerly the Heights Café, has been sold, though we don’t yet know to whom. It opened just under three months ago, and will close at the end of this week. We’re told that Dellarocco’s, which has the same ownership as Giulia, has not been been sold […]

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Le French Tart Deli To Open in Brooklyn Heights

Le French Tart Deli, a Franco-focused bakery/bodega, will open at 44 Henry St. next month, taking over the space vacated by Cardinal Mkt which opened and quickly closed during the pandemic. The deli promises to offer French imported products, fresh baked goods, fromage, and charcuterie. This is owner Laurent Chavenet’s third French Tart in Brooklyn, […]

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“Night Out” Presented by 84th Precinct Community Council Tuesday

This coming Tuesday evening, August 3, starting at 4:30 PM, the 84th Precinct Community Council will present “National Night Out” at Pier Five’s Picnic Peninsula featuring free: Food, beverages, snacks, ice cream. Cell Phone, Bicycle & scooter registration. Live music, games, and more! Performances by The Gowanus Wildcats and P.S 307 Brooklyn Diamonds Drill Teams. […]

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Caffe Buon Gusto Closed? It’s Probably Just Temporary

Update: reader Andrew Porter has confirmed that Caffe Buon Gusto is moving to 72 Clark Street, evidently to the space previously occupied by Tazza. It seems the owner did decide that one Italian restaurant on Montague was enough. A neighbor alerted me to paper covering the windows at Caffe Buon Gusto, so I rushed to […]

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Farewell to Jack the Horse Tavern: An Interview with Tim Oltmans and Micki Schubert

On 6/6/2006, at 66 Hicks St., a new restaurant opened in Brooklyn Heights. Jack the Horse Tavern was its name. Tim Oltmans was its chef and owner, along with his wife and business partner Micki Schubert. Soon after opening, locals crowded the bar at happy hour and sipped cocktails called long bottom bramble and behind […]

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To-Go Alcohol Is Over, With Some Help From Michael-Towne?

Alcohol “to-go” service from restaurants and bars is forbidden again, perhaps in part due to pressure from a liquor store trade group — headed by the owner of Michael-Towne Wine And Spirits — that viewed it as cutting into their business. Since March of last year, licensed restaurants and bars were given the permission to […]

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