Coming Soon: Olive Vine Cafe
316 Court Street at Degraw Street, Carroll Gardens
We spotted this signage at the soon-to-open new branch of Park Slope’s Middle Eastern spot, the Olive Vine Cafe. (A Brooklyn Life snapped a shot of the storefront, too). There’s some buzz about this block on Chowhound, where one user heard that next-door neighbor Donut House is also closing and will also be replaced by a Middle Eastern restaurant. Hmmm… two falafel joints operating side-by-side sounds like a West Bank Story waiting to happen. Anybody know if there’s any truth to this rumor?
What Will Become of Magnetic Field?
Atlantic Avenue’s Magnetic Field is closing for good this Sunday. Brooklyn Heights Blog says, “We know that the bar is for sale and there’s a juicy 7 year lease attached to it,” but what should become of the space? BHB readers suggest opening a taco stand, another Zombie Hut, or “someplace that serves delicious hot wings and has a huge beer selection.” Any better ideas?
Pies ‘n’ Thighs Is Making a Comeback
“Sarah Buck, Carolyn Bane and Erika Geldzahler left their devotees of North Carolina-style pulled pork and first-rate fried chicken hungry in January when they closed, but they plan to reopen this summer in a larger location nearby: 166 South Fourth Street (Driggs Avenue), Williamsburg, Brooklyn.” [NY Times]
After the jump: Rumor has it that Frankie’s on Court Street is expanding; Gridskipper tracks down the best tres leches in the Big Apple…
Is Frankie’s Expanding?
“If I’m not mistaken (and that rarely happens, right?), what you are looking at is some substantial work on the two storefronts that are set to become some version of Frankie’s, part II, on Court at the corner of Luquer. The work to sure-up the walls of the corner space (formerly a dry cleaners) is now done, workers have started bricking the garage/driveway that leads from the current Frankie’s backyard to Luquer Street (not visible in this photo), and now the facades on both of the Court Street fronts are being reworked. I saw the Franks poking their heads into the two buildings over the weekend.” [A Brooklyn Life]
Killer Tres Leches at Bonita
338 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg
“This popular Williamsburg Mexican joint (with a sister outpost in Fort Greene) offers a unique take on Tres Leches: it’s heavy on the milk. With chocolate mixed in to the cake, each piece proves as delicious as it’s aesthetically appealing.” [Gridskipper]