|Owner Kevin Rosenberg|
On Tuesday I noticed that all the ancient graffiti on the gritty old Social and Athletic Club on Fifth between Carroll and President had been painted over with garish silver paint, and it turns out that this was just one of many ill-advised defacings along the avenue, courtesy of the Park Slope Civic Council. Blockbuster Video's slow, painful demise on Fifth and Fifteenth also came to an end. With a huge space like that, I'm curious to see how long it stays vacant.
Wednesday brought news that Patio Lounge, the decent bar/lounge on Fifth between Berkeley and Lincoln, had closed. But hey, we got a Housing Works just a couple blocks away, on Garfield, and they're looking good. I also finally was able to chat with a bartender at one of the oldest bars in Park Slope, Jackie's Fifth Amendment, and it's certainly visiting just to have a beer with Linda.
Thursday was slow as usual, but the removal of all signage from The King of Cupcakes finally brings an end to its long, crazy saga. I also posted a crazy comparison of the corner of Fifth and Degraw in the 1970s and today.
On Friday I posted an early review of Surfish, on Fifth between Fourth and Fifth Streets, and damn, is this place good. Inexpensive, creative, and all around a great addition to the neighborhood. And hey, the chef is going to be on Chopped in a couple months! They'll be opening up for good on Tuesday. Also finally got some foodporn from Sky Ice, and broke the news that Der Kommissar, the Austrian sausage joint on Fifth between Fifteenth and Sixteenth, has officially opened.
All in all, a great week for food in the Slope!
|L. to r.: Thai tea ice cream, strawberry watermelon sorbet, mango sorbet, green tea ice cream with bean paste|
|Sutheera, Gun, and Nick|