Here’s the latest for North of the Park. I’m sure we missed some, do let us know:
- CLOSED: Plan b, sports bar/restaurant, had its final last call on Saturday, April 1, after nine years at 626 Vanderbilt Avenue. The local haunt announced on Facebook that it sadly had to shut down due to “economic reasons beyond our control.”
- CLOSED: Bar Corvo, formerly located at 791 Washington Avenue (between Sterling & Lincoln Places) has closed, however, there’s a bright side. Read on.
- OPEN: Owner Anna Klinger (also of Al Di La Trattoria) has replaced Bar Corvo with Crownside. Launched last month, the chill neighborhood restaurant and bar boasts a heated beer garden—a perfect spot to raise a pint in honor of National Beer Day!
- OPEN: Metta, a new wood-fire restaurant by Henry Rich (Rucola, June) and chef Norberto Piattoni, opened to rave reviews last month at 197 Adelphi Street in Fort Greene. Using South American asado techniques that require all aspects of fire—smoke, flame, ash, and embers—the eatery offers sustainably sourced, vegetable-forward dishes prepared in a specially designed, open-fire kitchen.
- MORE: Baba Cool‘s owner/chef Gabriella Mann has extended the shop’s hours and menu to include dinner, after three years serving coffee and snacks at a tiny outpost at 64-B Lafayette Avenue (between S Elliott Place & S Portland Avenue) in Fort Greene. The healthy options include “veggie-forward” small plates such as Roasted Cauliflower, Blistered Graffiti Eggplant, and Braised Lentil Dip. Baba Cool will also serve craft beers from Transmitter Brewery as well as Italian and German wines from Gotham Project on tap.
- OPEN: Sushi Taiki opened three days ago, dishing out fresh sushi, sashimi, and rolls, at 134 Nevins Street (between Dean & Bergen Streets) in Boerum Hill. The sushi spot shares a space with Rice & Miso which debuted back in February and serves homestyle Japanese food like mom would make (think healthy Bento boxes) and specializes in Onigiri, a rice ball made with organic brown rice stuffed with a variety of fillings.
Rice & Miso’s mission is to “support community with healthy & happy eating habits.”