Wednesday Food & Drink Round-Up

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    Best Soup in Brooklyn?
    Chowhound redgirl highly recommends the Italian wedding soup from Naidre’s in Park Slope (384 Seventh Avenue, between 11th and 12th Streets). Anyone else have a nomination for the best bowl of soup in the borough?

    Brooklyn’s Beer Renaissance
    The New York Times reports on Brooklyn’s wave of successful breweries: “Sixpoint’s growth in the borough has been the most rapid. Its sales have doubled every year since it started in 2004 with a dozen customers. (It even contracts out some brewing to Greenpoint.) Some 300 bars and restaurants in New York now pour beers from the Sixpoint lineup: Sweet Action, Brownstone Ale, Righteous Rye.”

    Baby-Friendly Bars, Anyone?
    Citysearch rounds up the best bars for folks who are toting tykes. This serves as a helpful guide for booze-craving mamas — and perhaps as a list of places-to-avoid-in-the-afternoon for those who believe that babies and beer just don’t mix. Three Brooklyn bars — Floyd (131 Atlantic Avenue), Tea Lounge (837 Union Street), and Abilene (442 Court Street) — made the list.

    After the jump: Local restaurant closings, where to watch the marathon, and an update on Smith Street’s new vegetarian spot…

    Now Closed: Queen’s Hideaway and Mura
    The New York Times has bad news for Queen’s Hideaway fans: “Liza Queen’s quirky little restaurant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, is no more.” And Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn reports that Mura, a Park Slope sushi joint, is closed (at least temporarily) due to fire damage.

    Where to Watch the Marathon: Pacific Standard
    “On marathon day, Sunday, November 2, we’ll be opening early, at 9:30 am, to host people who want to watch the marathon, which runs right by our bar [located at 82 Fourth Avenue, near St. Marks Place]. You can watch the leaders and the pack go by out of our big windows and enjoy the fact that you’re not running 26 miles, via beer. We’ll also have a barbecue station on the sidewalk outside, so you can grab some cheap hot dogs and burgers, or bring meat/veggies of your own to grill.” [Pacific Standard Blog]

    Coming Soon: Wild Ginger
    Last month, we reported on a new pan-Asian vegan restaurant called Wild Ginger that is set to open at 112 Smith Street. According to Chowhound vatl619, “It looked very close to opening when i walked by last night…”

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