Food & Drink

Openings: Alta Calidad, Lineup Brewing, Katz’s, and Peckish


Four new foodie venues are coming to Northern Brooklyn including a new Mexican restaurant in Prospect Heights, a Katz’s Delicatessen outpost at City Point, a smaller offshoot of Peck’s Specialty Foods in Fort Greene, and a brewery in Sunset Park.

Check out the list below for more details on the new nosh options.

Photo via Alta Calidad

Alta Calidad
552 Vanderbilt Avenue (at Dean Street), Prospect Heights
Launching today (March 1st) is Craft, Craftbar, and La Esquina alum Akhtar Nawab’s new Mexican restaurant, Alta Calidad, whose name translates to “High Quality.” The menu features traditional Mexican cuisine with a creative twist, offering tacos served on house-made tortillas, and a selection of botanas (“snacks”) which includes Mexican coca cola lamb ribs, octopus & pork belly skewers, and pumpkin blossom quesadillas. Large plates serving 2-3 people include smoked hen of the woods mushrooms with cashew horchata and a ribeye a la plancha with chimichurri.

The restaurant’s full liquor license should be approved in the coming weeks.

Photo by Lineup Brewing via Facebook

Lineup Brewing
Industry City, 33 35th Street, 6th Floor, Sunset Park
Brooklyn’s only independent woman brewer, Katarina Martinez, will launch her new Lineup Brewing tasting room this Saturday at the warehouse space she shares with Industry City Distillery. Currently open Friday and Saturday evenings, Martinez plans on extending the tasting room’s hours soon. As part of New York Beer Week, Martinez is hosting a launch party Saturday at 7pm where she’ll introduce her new chili and chocolate malt stout, “Voodoo Juice.”

Photo by Katz’s Delicatessen via Instagram

Katz’s Delicatessen
City Point, 445 Albee Square West, Downtown Brooklyn
Brooklynites will soon no longer have to schlep to the Lower East Side to enjoy one of Katz’s classic, towering pastrami or corned beef sandwiches. The iconic deli is opening an outpost in Downtown Brooklyn in April. Smaller than the original restaurant, located at East Houston Street in the Lower East Side since 1888, the new spot will open at the soon-to-open DeKalb Market Hall in City Point.

Photo by lagarzavagabunda via Instagram

49 Willoughby Avenue (between Adelphi Street and Clermont Avenue), Fort Greene
Clinton Hill’s prepared food and specialty market, Peck’s, will open a smaller outpost focusing on coffee and snacks in Fort Greene. Peckish will have seating for 17 and offer pastries, sandwiches, and other to-go options. The shop is slated to open in early April.


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