The folks behind Talde (David Massoni, John Bush, and Chef Dale Talde) have been rather tight-lipped about their newest creation, which has been under construction in the space that was last home to Aunt Suzie's, on Fifth Avenue between Carroll and Garfield, but over the weekend FIPS got an invite to check out the new space, and learned some details about what we can expect.
The Road House-inspired bar will be called -- I kid you not -- Pork Slope, and it'll be primarily a place where you can get drunk and full on the cheap.
To drink: "There'll be a long bar in the front and an area with a pool table in the back. They're bringing back the pitcher, whose popularity has definitely waned here in the city over the past few years. John noted that while there are a lot of delicious craft beers out there, he never wants to serve a $7 pint. With that in mind, they'll have a mix of twenty-five craft & cheap beers on tap, and even more in cans. They'll have cheap beer & shot specials."
To eat: "Pork Slope will be a bar with food, not "a restaurant with a cocktail and beer program." After working in pretty much nothing but Asian cuisine for the last thirteen years, Dale said that the last thing he wants to eat after work is rice & noodles. With the "Pork Slope" moniker, the menu will obviously have a bunch of pork-based stuff, dishes like ham & biscuits, rib sandwiches and a "porky melt" (a pork-based patty melt), alongside snacks like tater tots."
Looks like they're shooting for a summer opening, and it'll be open until 4 AM (with food served until 2) seven nights a week.