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Georgian (Republic of, not State of) Cuisine Coming to Montague?

The sign appears in the door of 121 Montague Street, former home of Le Pain Quotidien. If and when Chama Mama arrives there (there is still a large Retail for Lease sign in the window; perhaps the realtor has been slow to remove it), it will be the third location of a small chain, with […]

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New York Times: Inga’s Bar’s Celery Victor One of the Best Things to Eat in NYC

In the New York Times‘ What to Cook This Week column, Sam Sifton named Inga’s Bar’s celery Victor one of the best things to eat in the City right now. Sifton says, “Our own Pete Wells, who reviewed Inga’s in May, raved about it. As has most everyone I’ve sent to the restaurant, where invariably they take time […]

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Brooklyn Barbeque Launches on Pineapple Walk Tonight!

Besides fireworks, what’s synonymous with summer and the Fourth of July? Barbeque!  Tonight Chef Dimitri Likourentzos and General Manager of Park Plaza Diner is thrilled to host a “soft launch” of Brooklyn Barbeque. “We’ll be having a limited menu starting from 5:00 pm until closing, 10:00 pm. Full bar available. And we have an exciting, brand […]

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Inga’s Bar Rates Rave Times Review

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 […]

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EEK! IT’S A GHOST… Kitchen

DoorDash, the food delivery service, opened a “Ghost Kitchen” in Downtown Brooklyn that will be used by a number of restaurants for dine-in, delivery and pickup in the area. What’s a “Ghost Kitchen“? It’s basically a shared kitchen facility that is used by multiple restaurant brands to make their food without having to set up […]

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Felice Opens at Former Giulia/Heights Cafe Site

Once again your correspondent’s wife has been busy surveying the ‘hood while he can’t. Today she found Felice, the restaurant that took over the site of the former Giulia/Heights Café (and for those with long memories, the Promenade Restaurant) at 84 Montague Street (corner of Hicks), open for business, and got this shot of its […]

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Two New Cafés With “An Asian Twist” in Brooklyn Heights

Your neighborhood blog is always excited to announce new local businesses. Here are two new cafés, one open and one soon to be open. Sippy Café, “your neighborhood coffee shop with an Asian twist,” is now open at 153 Remsen St., the space formerly occupied by Blossom Poke Bowl. On the menu are all of […]

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Woe a Little Less: Coming to Montague St. (Updated)

Now that the “drabness” of Montague St. has been exposed to all of NYC and beyond, and the community spilled its woes in this blog’s comments section in such spirited style that another blog directed its readers to it, let us look forward to less drabness with these soon-to-come offerings in the new year. Olive + Garden Deli at 141 […]

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The “Mystery of Montague Street” Featured on Curbed

Curbed published an interesting article on “The Mystery of Montague Street” — why does it suck? There are the usual reasons given — business owners blame the high rent, landlords blame the high taxes, the BHA and the Montague BID don’t want to blame anyone. Incoming city council member (and neighborhood son!) Lincoln Restler puts […]

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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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