Photos by Zach Desart for Grub Street
Opening Today: Clover Club
210 Smith Street (near Butler Street); (718) 855-7939
After a private party last night, Julie Reiner’s Clover Club opens to the public at 5 o’clock this evening. Grub Street posted their cocktail menu, which includes a selection of punches served in shareable bowls and a slew of classic cocktails, priced at $10-$11. The snack menu includes fried oysters, pressed cheesesteaks, steak tartare, and “molasses-and-cumin-rubbed ‘chicken drumettes’ with Roquefort fondue.” Grub Street also reports on Clover Club’s interior, which includes “tin ceilings, lanterns, mosaic tiles, dark mahogany wood, antique sconces,” and a 30-person private parlor.
Now Open: NYC ICY
905 Church Avenue (between Coney Island Avenue and East 10th Street), Kensington
“Said the charmingly modest [owner Suzie] Leeds, ‘Business is slow because we’re in the middle of nowhere, but we have regulars already and it’s only been a week!’ In addition to established favorites like apricot-ginger and classic lemon, there are new (and can we say, ridiculously good-sounding) flavors such as wild strawberries and cream (the berries, like the icy-making equipment, are imported from Italy), banana and dairy-free grape made from fresh Concords.” [The Feed]
Delicious New Food Blog: Lost Taco
Written by a taco-lover who recently moved from LA to NYC, this blog chronicles the search for “a delicious stranded taco, waiting to be found.” He has already hit a few Brooklyn spots, including an early favorite — Taqueria El Paisa in Bushwick.
After the jump: Two new Williamsburg restaurants, a shared kitchen in Greenpoint, the best backyard dining options, and another cryptic sign in the window of 360…
Opening in Williamsburg: The New Williamsburg CafÃ©
170 Wythe Street (at North 7th Street), Williamsburg; no phone yet
“[Sunny Bang], who cooked for years under Tom Colicchio at Craft, Sam DeMarco at Fireside, and Kerry Heffernan at South Gate, will open the New Williamsburg CafÃ© on Wythe Street in Williamsburg. Bang describes his culinary roots as ‘contemporary American fine dining,’ and he plans to use many local ingredients while ‘trying to keep all the entrÃ©es under $25.'” [Grub Street]
Also Opening in Williamsburg: B&B
109 South 6th Street (between Bedford and Berry Streets), Williamsburg; (718) 782-2333
“The name conjures a country inn, but it’s a speakeasy vibe that pervades this Williamsburg eatery. Chef-owner Coby Farro (The Tasting Room, Spotted Pig) offers gastropub-inspired plates like mac and cheese tossed with crispy boar’s ear.” [Time Out New York]
Eater reports that Greenpoint’s new outdoor Tex-Mex joint Papcito’s is sharing a kitchen with the Thai restaurant nextdoor… Metromix posted their top-ten list of restaurants with the best backyard gardens and three brooklyn spots made the grade — DuMont, The Good Fork, and Jolie… Amy’s New York Notebook posted a photo of a “back-in-5-minutes-type sign” taped in the window of Red Hook’s 360, but it’s doubtful that the sign was directed toward restaurant regulars who refuse to believe that their favorite eatery has closed.