Thursday, August 27, 2015

With 101 Restaurant Out Renovation Brings Positano In

Positano [10018 4th Ave], an upcoming trendy Italian restaurant will open at 4th Ave & 101st St and basically be within an earshot of the Verrazano Bridge with the requisite al fresco dining and views that come with it.

Pinot's Palette Set to Open on 13th Ave

Pinot's Palette [7518 13th Ave] comes to Dyker Heights. The national Texas-based paint and sip franchise known for combining art with wine and their catchphrase "Paint. Drink. Have Fun." is opening its doors tonight in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The first class kicks off this Saturday evening on their calendar.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Gulf Coast Opening on 3rd Ave

Gulf Coast 310 Bay Ridge Ave
Gulf Coast [310 Bay Ridge Ave] will assume most of the space of the renovated of Circles Café.  Fans of Circles can rest easy knowing that the menu will live on as a take-out counter on the Bay Ridge Ave entrance.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

General Vape Opens on 5th Ave

General Vape

General Vape [8314 5th Ave], an electronic cigarette or e-cig shop opened their doors nearly a week earlier along 5th Ave. (the original date was set for August 1st)

Pig Island 2015

Pig Island 2015 Logo

(Updated Sept. 8 2015 1:05pm)
Pork fanatics from across New York will converge upon the Sixth Annual Pig Island soon.  Be sure to get your tickets early to save! Join us Saturday, September 12th at Erie Basin Park in Red Hook (across from IKEA), along the Red Hook waterfront to enjoy an all-day outdoor Brooklyn pork fest!  It'll be a tasting event for the masses with the likes of pitmasters from the across the NYC region, as mentioned below... 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Bullshots, Olla Wine Bar goes dark, along with others

Bullshots bar/pub at 8121 5th Ave Closed
Bullshots [8121 5th Ave] may have poured its last shot. Beleaguered bar/pub of the better part of the last decade went dark last week. The casual watering hole that featured $3-4 pints & mixed drinks along with karaoke is no more.

Mi-Tea Coming to 3rd Ave

Mi-Tea [7104 3rd Ave] appears to be a tea shop under renovation along Third Ave. If true, this will be the first Asian tea shop in Bay Ridge to feature what we believe will be milk tea with bubbles, or more colloquially known as bubble tea.

Friday, August 7, 2015

HôM Moving Along 3rd Ave

HÔM Store 8806 3rd Ave
HôM [8810 3rd Ave], the store/restaurant best known for their unique brunch specials like 'green eggs and ham' and unusual-yet-cute retail storefront isn't going very far. They're moving one store over to 8810 (next door to Bench) from 8806 3rd Ave. No announcement or clarifications have been made beyond a sign posted on their previously closed restaurant over the past week.  Inquiries made to the owner, Salvatore Forte and the restaurant has, as of yet, gone unanswered.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Shangri-la Opens on 3rd Ave

Shangri-La [7400 3rd Ave], vegetarian restaurant open Sunday, July 26th after having shown renovation progress earlier in June. It replaces the relocated Carvel which stood at the corner for years. The menu is, for the most part, Asian with a complement of soups, salad, appetizers, entrees, noodles dishes.  They offer lunch specials and free delivery. We can definitively say now that there's at least one true vegetarian option for diners of Bay Ridge. Bravo. Currently, they're listed on Yelp.