It’s been another tasty fortnight in the borough of Kings. Load up on Brooklyn’s latest openings, closings, and of course, a healthy helping of gossip.
• Tacos with a view: Finally, Calexico’s seldom-rivaled tacos are now available at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Hungry taco junkies can head to Pier 1 at the foot of Old Fulton Street in DUMBO seven days a week for some south-of-the-border goodness.
• Little Italy in Fort Greene: Fort Greene now boasts five Italian spots; the newest, Dino, opened earlier this month from a veteran of Manhattan’s celebrated Frank. Expect rustic, Italian comfort food and an extensive Italy-focused wine list.
• No ‘Jive’: Clinton Hill’s esteemed turkey joint Jive Turkey is back in business after closing up shop to move down the block. Visit the new locale, now on Myrtle Avenue between Emerson Place and Classon Avenue, and get yourself some deep-fried turkey heaven.
• Java jonesing in Ditmas Park: Good news for coffee lovers/fiends in Ditmas Park comes from the team behind Prospect Heights’ beloved Milk Bar. A French-inspired coffee shop, christened Café Madeline, should open in September on Cortelyou Road.
• Wine On: The Clinton Hill coffee shop Nero Doro has added wine and beer to the list of attractions. After much delay, area residents can now head to the café until 11 pm (midnight on weekends!) for a glass of the red, white or bubbly.
• Pizza! Pizza!: Early signage may have pronounced that “Il Cuntuccio” was coming to the corner of Smith and Ninth streets, but the slice joint has actually opened as Il Cantuccio.
• Bed-Stuy rising: Tin City Drug and General Store is set to open sometime in the not-too-distant future, bringing Bed-Stuy, organic foods, personal care products, a soda fountain and ice cream.
• More Liquor for Clinton Hill: Rumor has it that the hotly anticipated Fulton Grand Bar was finally set to open this weekend on the corner of Grand and Putnam avenues. The owners could not be reach for comment, but fingers crossed. This troubled corner is in dire need of a good watering hole.
• To market, to market: A gourmet café and market, Beny’s Delice, has opened on Fulton Street, near Vanderbilt Avenue. The shop boasts an array of quiches, sandwiches, tarts, croissants, coffee and the like.