It’s food gossip time!

It’s food gossip time!

Gowanus and Greenpoint get baked, Red Hook goes terminal, and Bay Ridge is done with the club scene but all about charcuterie in this week’s Blue Plate special of gossip!

Italian import:

This news is hotter than a Calabrese sausage. Chef Michael Kogan (of the nearby wine bar, The Owl’s Head) informs us that he will be providing prepared goodson 86th Street and Third Avenue in Bay Ridge. He expects to open in August, just in time to winter-proof our pantry with plenty of high-quality olive oil!

’Neck of the woods:

The guys behind Gowanus’ favorite new shuck shack are at it again, as Eater reveals that the Littleneck team (uber-restaurateur Alan Harding included!) will open a land-lubbing restaurant called The Pines just down the street in early July. Angelo Romano — formerly of Roberta’s and the recently shuttered but well-reviewed Masten Lake — will head up the kitchen.

Set in stone:

Go, go Gowanus — the up-and-coming foodie destination will soon have primo baked goods to go along with its lobster rolls and elk burgers. Eater reports that Smorgasburg favorite Runner and Stone (owned by Blue Ribbon Brasserie’s executive chef Chris Pizzuli, and former Per Se and Bouchon head baker, Peter Endriss) will be in brick-and-mortar business at 285 Third Ave. by summers end.


Greenpoint will also join the upper crust when the first retail location of Pie Corps — a two-woman operation that’s quickly won over artisan food market-goers with quirky, sweet and savory flavor combinations — opens on Driggs Avenue in early June. Look for elevated creations like their chocolate pudding pie with rosemary caramel.

It takes a village:

Grub Street reports that a 75,000 square foot event space called the Brooklyn Terminal Project will open along the Red Hook waterfront on June 3rd. The behemoth will boast a “killer sound system, world-class lighting, visuals and productions, and interactive art installations,” but they had us with their promise of a “food and vendor village.” Positively Smurfy!

Do does noodles:

How will the down-the-rabbit-hole eatery, Do or Dine, celebrate its first anniversary? By recreating the original menu from David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar, of course! Eater gets word that on June 3rd, the eccentric Bed Stuy boite will ditch cheddar and sour cream-topped potstickers, Dr. Pepper-glazed frogs legs, and banana split-pea soup for ramen, pork buns, and pickled radishes.

Hold your likker:

Fans of the delightfully oddball (but sadly shuttered) Queens Hideaway in Greenpoint have reasons anew to rejoice. Grub Street reports that owner Liza Queen will open Potlikker in Williamsburg on June 1st, serving food with “rural and working class roots.” Look for adventurous, regional eats seldom seen around these parts, like a beef-tongue reuben.

Something new:

The 7,000 square foot Bay Ridge space that once housed Level nightclub (shut down in the wake of noise complaints from neighbors), and the never-got-off-the-ground Ibiza (which swiftly folded after being denied a liquor license by CB10), will see new life as Nouveau; a Spanish/Asian fusion eatery. Not exactly sure what cuisine “Pan-Roasted Salmon with Green Beans and Corn Tricky Sauce” falls under, but neighbors are bound to appreciate the recently installed soundproofing pointedly showcased on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

Oy Gevalt:

Gold Coast — a new-timey Bay Ridge deli from prolific Brooklyn restaurateur Ted Mann — has closed after less than a year. PR reps report that although brunch service was brisk, the pastrami-pushing eatery failed to find a foothold during dinner. Desperate neighborhood housewives will find solace in the news that Mommy and Me days will continue at Mann’s nearby bistro, Cebu.