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Monday
Dec062010

Any Ideas for a Grab and Go Restaurant?

It's a rarity to see a business owner actually surveying the public for ideas on what kind of food to serve at a restaurant, but hey, someone's gone and done exactly that. This new topic popped up on the Brooklynian boards this morning:
Good morning my fellow Park Slopers. I am opening a new food spot in the Slope and I wanted your opinion. I want to make a place that you will definitely want to come back to. I am looking to open up on 7th Ave (can't give you an exact location yet, but it will below 10th Street). What is something that you want to see eating wise? I am doing this for you so any and all ideas are welcomed. The spot will not be a full blown restaurant, but rather a grab and go spot with some seating areas.
Have any ideas? Suggestions are already popping up, ranging from a Brooklyn Bread-style bakery to a salad bar to a dumpling shop. I'd probably vote for something similar to Sara Jenkins' Porchetta. Head on over to the board and voice your opinion!

Monday
Dec062010

Remembering Henington Press, 491 Sixth Avenue


It's been almost exactly a year since the closing of Henington Press, a tiny print shop on Sixth Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets. After 96 years of printing up menus, booklets, and posters for local business, this family-run business just couldn't sustain itself anymore. The storefront, above, is still vacant. David Harris, the third-generation owner, was its last, and is featured in this great video from WNYC.

Saturday
Dec042010

Mango Thai Rebrands, Renamed Remixed Asian Brasserie


Mango, the low-key Thai restaurant at 52 Seventh Avenue, between St. Johns and Lincoln, was unexpectedly re-christened Remixed yesterday and transformed into a full-blown Asian Fusion restaurant. It was a good Thai place but nothing special (and it never got very crowded), so maybe they're hoping that changing things up will set them apart. There's no lack of Fusion restaurants in the area, however; Nana is just down on Fifth. $17 unlimited drink brunch doesn't hurt, though!

Friday
Dec032010

Friday Foodporn: Tacos Nuevo Mexico


In the mood for a serious taco? Not the one with shredded lettuce and cheddar cheese, the one with onions, cilantro, and guacamole on top of real-deal Mexican staples like al pastor and carne asada? A trip to Tacos Nuevo Mexico, on Fifth between 11th and 12th, won't leave you disappointed. If you're feeling particularly adventurous they even have delicacies like lengua (tongue) and veal brains. You'll have to let me know how those are; I'm adventurous but not that adventurous.

Tacos Nuevo Mexico, 491 5th Avenue Brooklyn NY 11215. 718-832-0050.

Friday
Dec032010

Something Going On at Fifth and St. Johns


The building on the southeast corner of Fifth and St. Johns, formerly home to Deli in the Slope (and a car crash), has been completely gutted and a sidewalk shed has been built up around it.

The ground floor has been vacant for well over a year, and there's been a bunch of activity going on in there for the past few months. With the gutting of the upper floors, though, my guess is that it's being converted into something luxury-related.