Tag Archives | Restaurants

Jack the Horse Fundraiser Update

Earlier this month we posted a report from Eater about the controversy surrounding Jack the Horse’s online fundraiser, which centered on how the funds were being used. While originally understood to be going directly to the restaurant’s employees, the money was also used by owners Tim and Micki Oltmans to pay off expenses associated with the restaurant. […]

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Controversy and Closure at Jack the Horse

Eater reports that the staff at Jack the Horse are furious at the owners for using GoFundMe donations to pay bills instead giving the money to workers unemployed when the restaurant closed as part of the Covid-19 shut-down. Update: several former JtH employees have commented on the Eater piece, calling it unfair and not representative […]

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Long Island Bar Owner’s NYT Op-Ed: Will They Be Back?

Toby Cecchini, co-owner of Long Island Bar at the corner of Henry and Atlantic, penned a despairing op-ed in The New York Times, pondering the future of New York City’s restaurant and bar scene. Cecchini was diagnosed with Covid-19 in March and spent a month in various stages of physical and emotional distress. While he is physically […]

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Gage & Tollner Returns on March 15

The PR blitz is on as the new owners of Gage and Tollner prepare for its re-opening on March 15. Stories have appeared in the Times and on NY1, both emphasizing nostalgia and innovation, as the 1879 restaurant re-creates itself for a 2020 clientele. The new G&T is brought to you by the owners of Red […]

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Restaurant Roundup

Here’s some restaurant news that will whet your appetite! Henry’s End is settling into their new space at 72 Henry Street. The red neon sign has been lovingly transplanted to the former Sociale location where diners have definitely been taking advantage of their new outdoor seating, weather permitting. According to the Community Board 2, Happy Fin […]

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Eric Adams’ Dine In Brooklyn Showcases Borough Eateries

Borough President Eric Adams has launched Dine In Brooklyn a restaurant-week style program featuring $28 Prix Fixe dinners, $15 two-course lunches and $12 brunches at eateries throughout Brooklyn. The program launched on March 20th and runs through Thursday, March 30th. Dine in Brooklyn celebrates the five-star flavors that make Brooklyn a ‘must-taste’ destination. Our restaurants […]

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DUMBO Gets A Lassen and Hennigs

To those commenters recently remarking on the empty storefronts and impatiently waiting for new food options to open: Here you go. Brooklyn Paper reports that the Montague Street deli is expanding to DUMBO, with plans to open on Water Street between Jay and Pearl. The new spot will have tables for eating in and a liquor […]

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Gallito’s Mexican Urban Cuisine Coming to Montague Street

A new restaurant looks to be opening up in the cursed 140 Montague St. spot formally known as Gandhi Palace. (And before that was the Italian restaurant with the strange name, great food and lousy service. What was it called again?) More to come about Gallito’s Mexican Urban Cuisine, including—what is Mexican urban cuisine? We […]

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A Look at DOH Ratings of Brooklyn Heights Restaurants

A look at NYC Health Violation Ratings for Brooklyn Heights (and all of 11201) reveal that you stand a good chance of avoiding horse meat and various vermin amid your dinner menu items at 99% of the nabe’s eateries. Among the 103 restaurants and other establishments serving food, the only “C” rating currently on the […]

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Confirmed: Spanish Tapas Eatery ‘Taperia’ Coming To 132 Montague Street!

Muy Bueno! The activity we noted on January 6 in the lower space at 132 Montague Street is indeed about to burgeon into locally run Spanish tapas & wine bar Taperia, as was first tipped (with high hopes) one year ago. Sure enough, Bobby Cruz, former owner of the UPS Store on Montague Street, will […]

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