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Neighbors Fume Over Iris Cafe’s Java Fumes

Every dog deserves its day, right? Last year BHB had a heyday with the infamous Montague Street hotdog controversy, after a vendor dared to sell wieners to the olfactory offense of a number of readers. Even the New York Post got into the story. And now, a 2013 controversy involving Brooklyn Heights’ otherwise beloved Iris […]

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Willowtown’s Iris Cafe ‘Take Away’ Ready To Serve (And Deliver)

Willowtown’s beloved Iris Cafe at 20 Columbia Place, announces that its “Take Away” is now in full swing, according to owner Rachel Graville. She informed BHB today that the secondary location a couple doors down at 16 Columbia Place, is ramped up and ready to sell beer and deliver food and groceries. In addition, Iris […]

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Fun, Food & Wine at Brooklyn Heights’ Willowtown Fair

A kids’ sack race was one of many activities at Saturday’s Willowtown fair, which was blessed by perfect weather. Video, photos, and more text after the jump.

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Willowtown Fair This Saturday

This year’s Willowtown Fair, part of a growing tradition, will celebrate the lives of two women who made great contributions to the life of that community, and will feature a wine tasting, foood from Iris Cafe, bluegrass music, and fun for kids. Ben Bankson, President of the Willowtown Association, gives us the following: The dedication […]

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Iris Cafe Adding Dinner To Menu, Alongside New Take-Out Location

As tipped in last Wednesday’s BHB Open Thread, Willowtown’s favorite intimate eatery Iris Cafe on 20 Columbia Place is expanding with a secondary location a couple doors down that will offer to-go orders and a larger grocery selection. “Flashlight Worthy” reported that the new Iris space (once occupied by Envy Looks hair salon) at 16 […]

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Loss of Iris Cafe Sidewalk Seating Lamented

Willowtown’s Iris Cafe has dismantled its outdoor seating, reportedly after neighbors complained about noise. Our man with a cam Karl “this upsets my routine greatly” Junkersfeld documents the simple joys of alfresco dining, and decries their demise. Video after the jump.

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Willowtown Fair Saturday, May 14, to Celebrate Maritime Heritage

This in from Ben Bankson, President of the Willowtown Association: A treasure hunt with a historic focus and lobster rolls served by Iris Café are among ways this year’s Spring Fair sponsored by the Willowtown Association will celebrate the maritime heritage of Willowtown in Brooklyn Heights. The fair will take place Saturday, May 14, from […]

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Grace Church School Carnival This Saturday

Grace Church School, 234 Hicks Street (between Grace Court and Joralemon) will have its annual Carnival fundraiser this Saturday, April 30, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Admission is $25 for each child, but free for adults accompanied by children. Admission includes games, activities and food, featuring Steve’s Craft Ice Cream, organic hot dogs, cotton […]

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Iris Cafe Owner Rachel Graville Judges “Jerk Off”

Rachel Graville, an owner of Iris Cafe on Columbia Place in Willowtown, loves her beef jerky. Stephanie Klose, writing for NY Serious Eats, also loves Graville’s Gerald Jerky. So, its no surprise that Graville has been chosen to be one of the judges at the perhaps inevitably named “World’s Biggest Jerk Off”, to be held […]

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Is Iris Cafe Haunted?

Does the Iris Cafe, known for awesome Ploughman’s sandwiches and Americanos, also have a ghost in the house? A tipster alerted us to a gruesome killing in the 1980s that left 20 Columbia St. Pl. (I have a terrible sense of direction.) with a wailing phantom. Research has been inconclusive, though one local resident said, […]

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