The second branch of the super-popular neighborhood institution Dizzy's opened for business at 7:00 this morning, on the corner of Fifth Avenue and President Street. It's a well-laid out space, very similar to the original, which has held down the corner of Eighth Avenue and Ninth Street since 1998.
The corner, which was most recently home to Comida, has been called "cursed" because of the sheer number of eateries that have come and gone from here in recent years. Before Comida, there was Playa, then Lookout Hill BBQ, then Biscuit BBQ, then Night and Day, then BiBi's. Before that it was Ralph's Dry Cleaners (Ralph died on-premises, so maybe it's really cursed after all).
Something tells me, however, that this place won't have any trouble staying open. The truth is that the former occupants of this space just weren't very good, and the Dizzy's on Eighth has been full just about every day since it first opened. The menu at this location will be the same as the other, with no-frills comfort food classics, a great brunch, and a solid kid's menu.
Dizzy's on Fifth, 230 Fifth Avenue Brooklyn NY 11217. 718-230-5551.