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Monday
Jan232012

Confirmed: Terroir To Take Over Great Lakes Space

Big news: Eater is reporting that Chef Marco Canora and partner Paul Grieco will be opening up an outpost of Terrior, the extraordinarily popular Tribeca wine bar, in the space that was last occupied by Great Lakes Bar, on the corner of Fifth Avenue and First Street.

This will be the fourth Terrior (the others are in the East Village and Murray Hill), and Canora's other restaurant, Hearth, is also wildly successful (as is Canora himself, he won the James Beard Award as executive chef at Craft, ran Michelin-star winning Insieme, and also appeared on Food Network's The Next Iron Chef).

The great news for Slope foodies just keeps piling up. To get you mouth watering, click through for the Tribeca Terroir's menu.

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Monday
Jan232012

Kiku 2.0 to Open Thursday

It only took a few days after 5 year old Moroccan restaurant Babouche closed for the owners of Kiku to snatch up the space, on the corner of Fifth and Lincoln, and it only took them 2 1/2 months to renovate it, develop a new menu, and to open.

The Japanese restaurant has rebranded itself as an "Asian Bistro and Sake Bar," and on Thursday it'll be making its move to the much larger space a few doors down from the original, which will be open for delivery and pick-up only from tonight until Wednesday. After that it'll close for good.

The original

Click here to take a look at what the interior looks like; they've built out a stylish new room for themselves as well as a long sake bar, and my guess is that they won't have any trouble filling the seats, even though up to now it's been most popular with the take-out set. To the best of my knowledge the neighborhood's other two locations (up on Seventh) will remain unchanged.

Friday
Jan202012

Beauty Bar Makes it Official on Fifth Avenue

When Ozzie's Coffee, on Fifth Avenue and Garfield Place, closed "for three to four weeks" back in October, rumors began to swirl that half of the space would turn into an outpost of Beauty Bar, the Manhattan based chain of bar/salon hybrids. That rumor was confirmed by a barista at Ozzie's (which has since reopened as Kos Kaffe), and now it's been made official by Beauty Bar brass, who have affixed a "Coming Soon" logo to the front window.

Construction has been coming along nicely at the self-described "hipster chain," which has outposts in San Francisco, Hollywood, Las Vegas, Austin, Brooklyn, Portland, Chicago, Denver and Dallas (the original opened inside an actual former salon on East 14th Street back in 1995). Patrons can sip flirtinis while getting their nails done (there's even a $10 Martinis and Manicures Happy Hour every day), and each outpost is decked out like a 50s style hair salon, complete with the chairs that have the big hair dryers on them (not sure what they're actually called). Not exactly my scene, but it's very popular with the Bachelorette Party set, from what I hear.


Friday
Jan202012

A Peek Inside Kiku 2.0, Opening Next Week

We first brought you the news back in November that Kiku, a popular Japanese restaurant with brisk take-out service, would be moving into the space that was last home to Moroccan restaurant Babouche, just a few doors down Fifth Avenue, on the corner of Lincoln. They've completed renovating the space, and when I ran into the owner, Wayne, yesterday, he told me that they'll be opening up next week.

The space is probably three times the size of the previous restaurant, which will be closing soon. Half is a spacious dining room, with 32 seats, and the other half is a ten-seat sake bar, the only one in Park Slope, according to Wayne (does Nana's count?). They'll offer a bunch of sake-based cocktails, he said.

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Friday
Jan202012

Dinosaur Barbecue Coming to Union Street Near Fourth Avenue(!)

When it rains, it POURS, folks! Ben Popken Writes is reporting that an outpost of the beloved Dinosaur Barbecue, based up in Syracuse but also a hit in Harlem, will be opening up at 604 Union Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues. Yep, that's a block away from Fort Reno Provisions, a barbecue restaurant from the owner of Palo Santo that's slated to open next week.

This space, which was previously home to Perfect Metals, is massive, and is sure to become a destination unto itself. While it's technically in Gowanus, it's just steps away from the Slope as well as walking distance from the Barclays Center. Dinosaur launched in 1988, and over the years their insanely delicious barbecue has found its way to Rochester, Troy, and Harlem. It's a thing of fierce devotion for its loyalists, and I foresee some tensions between this place and the (much) smaller Fort Reno, which will essentially be right across the street.

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