Chocolatte on Franklin Avenue. Rachel Baron/Bklyner.CROWN HEIGHTS — A bearded, fedora-clad gentlemen, his blank eyes staring out from behind dark-rimmed glasses, watches over the clientele at Chocolatte [https://www.choco-latte.com/] at 800 Franklin Avenue. The bearded dude is the shop’s logo – and, in a way, its mascot,
Upside burger on 18th Avenue at East 4th Street. (Photo by Dina Rabiner)Upside Craft Burgers, offering “fast-casual” quality kosher dining, opened only three weeks ago but judging by the crowd (fifty plus people on a recent Sunday evening), you’d think the joint was already an established neighborhood hangout.
The forthcoming Bison & Bourbon was previously The Bahche. (Photo by Donny Levit / Park Slope Stoop)David Shagalov — co-owner of the forthcoming Glatt kosher restaurant Bison & Bourbon [http://www.bisonandbourbon.com/] — was leading me through their kosher kitchen. As he opened the door into the vast two-level interior, it’s easy
The 2014 Yad B’Yad food distribution. (Photo: Be Proud Foundation [https://www.facebook.com/BeProudNY/photos/pb.226935024173983.-2207520000.1441393128./294043984129753/?type=3&theater] / Facebook)The Be Proud Foundation [https://www.facebook.com/BeProudNY] will be teaming up with community groups and local politicians at the Cherry Hill Gourmet
The Brooklyn Cyclones playing the Williamsport Crosscutters. Photo via the Cyclones’ Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/BrooklynCyclones?fref=ts].Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week. There’s an info session hosted by City Councilman Chaim Deutsch about job opportunities in Hurricane Sandy-impacted areas, the Brooklyn Cyclones are
Remy’s, a kosher vegetarian restaurant at 3021 Fort Hamilton Parkway [/business/hummus-garden-from-falafel-fusions-former-owner-opens-on-fort-hamilton-parkway] , has apparently closed for what we’ve been told is for good. We haven’t been able to reach the owners, Kensington residents Avi and Julie Atiae, but several neighbors have told us that they were disappointed
If you’re used to getting kosher breakfast sandwiches from the Dunkin Donuts at 906 Coney Island Avenue [https://foursquare.com/v/dunkin-donuts/4bc90a96b6c49c743dc58d91] (on the corner of Ditmas Avenue), listen up, because the outpost is closed for remodeling until further notice. Other locations close to this one are still
Photo by Erica ShermanThe following is from an email we received from the Met Council on Jewish Poverty about Kosher for Passover food distribution this year: For Brooklyn communities recovering from Hurricane Sandy, celebrating Passover will be a struggle this year. That’s why the Met Council on Jewish Poverty
Once a month, neighbor and professional cook Itta Wediger Roth hosts The Hester, an invite-only supper club in her home that has managed to attract hundreds of guests and quite a bit of press from the Jewish community (see: Ha’aretz [http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/magazine/the-hottest-party-in-brooklyn-for-orthodox-new-york-jews.premium-1.458781]
[/barcode-kosher-cafe-opens-on-kings-highway/barcode/] Barcode Cafe opened at 822 Kings Highway in January, serving kosher coffee and more. The location was previously Hookah Coffee Shop, a bodega serving coffee, tea, shisha and falafel. It’s great to see new businesses opening their doors. Good luck, Barcode Cafe.
Photo by Vinnie MazzoneOur friend Vinnie Mazzone from “Chicken Masters,” whose pleasant phone greeting in a thick Brooklyn accent — “Thank you for calling Chicken Masters, this is Vinnie speaking” — never fails to make me smile, sent us the above photo. Major blast from the past, that. Vinnie tells us that
For those of you living in a pasta-poor home — like the one our reader, Jim, grew up in [/blog1.php/bits-pieces/tell-us-your-father-s-day-fish-stories#c730] — here’s an all-you-can-eat pasta night. And if these are not the prices you would normally expect to pay for pasta, just remember that Benny’s Gourmet