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Breaking News: Busted Chef

BHB has learned that Dan Kaufman, aka Chef Dan, of Busy Chef was arrested a 9am today. Charges against Kaufman include Grand Larceny, Attempted Grand Larceny, Possession of a Forged Instrument and Criminal Impersonation according to the Brooklyn Criminal Court. He will be arraigned this evening. No word on whether this is related to credit […]

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At Least They’re Real

A BHB tipster sent us this moldy display from a Henry Street eatery. We’re sure they’ve been freshened up by now and we do give kudos to them for not using icky plastic fruit as decoration. For the record, we prefer Moldy Peaches.

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Busy Chef on Court Street

Now Open: New Busy Chef on Court Street

A few days ago, the papers came down in the windows and Busy Chef officially opened its new location on Court Street. The front of the store serves as a coffee bar, while the back room has refrigerated units for their prepared foods, and a handful of tables for downtown workers to sit and enjoy […]

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BHB One Year Ago: Curious, Aren’t You?

BHB March 19, 2007: The mysterious “partners” who own and operate Corner of Cranberry have fired their first salvo in the rebirth of the location formerly known as Spanish themed restaurant Aficionada. On Sunday, BHB spotted a small sign in the papered-up windows of the restaurant begging the question to passersby “curious, aren’t you?” Read […]

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Eagle: Busy Chef Empire

The Brooklyn Eagle reports today on the planned 111 Court Street location of NoHe’s Busy Chef. The article mentions that during renovation of the store, workers uncovered many original architectural details. There’s also an outdoor patio, which begs the question is Busy Chef a fancy 7-11 or bistro?:

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New Neighbor: Wine Bar at 50 Henry

The space formerly known as Uncommon Grounds and touted to become UCG has unveiled itself as the Wine Bar at 50 Henry Street. The Brooklyn Eagle reports: Brooklyn Eagle: Corner of Cranberry Gets Social: Amanda Green, general manager, does admit to having put a lot of thought into what was going to work. “We wanted […]

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CB2 to UCG: OK

As reported yesterday, the reimagined Uncommon Grounds asked CB2 last night to approve its application for outdoor seating. The board voted to allow the proposal: 6 for, 2 against, 3 abstentions. The CB2 Executive Committee will make a final ruling before the board’s next meeting.

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“Busy Chef” Busy Copying and Pasting?

Among the many oddities that we are aware of surrounding the “Corner of Cranberry” (and there are quite a few), one of the silliest is alleged “copyright and trademark infringement”. Though that’s probably not the case, we’ve actually received a couple of emails about this, and a commenter “Capulets” brought it up again: Check this […]

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Bitter Behind Uncommon Grounds and Oven

We’ve learned via his bitterwaitress.net message board that Chris Fehlinger, the founder of the Bitter Waitress website and former GM of Food Maestro is involved with both Uncommon Grounds (which he says was put together in 10 days) and Oven on Henry Street. The concepts of both places are promising. This 1999 interview gives us […]

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Cigar Bar Sign… Bogus?

Since it’s a little late for April Fool, the sign posted on one of the vacant stores at 60 Henry (aka Flower Mart) that claims the location will be home to Cigar Bar is at best questionable. Here’s what the fine print says: The Cigar Bar will be the most luxurious of New York’s cigar […]

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