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Cobble Hill uses its noodle, Park Slope readies for pork, and Williamsburg’s on a roll (sushi and otherwise) in this weeks roundup of Brooklyn-centric, food-tastic gossip!

Pig headed:

Brooklyn is bound to go hog-wild over the Talde team’s latest PS edition: Pork Slope. The Patch reports that the rowdy roadhouse will be ready to open in the old Aunt Suzie’s place by the end of July, and will feature small-batch whiskies, smoked meats, and whimsical dishes like the Italian Beef Bao, a Philly steak sammy dipped in jus, covered in cheese and topped with giardiniera.

Sustainable sushi:

The owner of Maggie Brown and The Emerson bar in Clinton Hill is turning Japanese — and heading to Lorimer Street in Williamsburg. According to DNAinfo, his new eatery, Suzume, will feature ramen, small plates, and pristine sushi rolls, showcasing fresher-than-fresh fish bought directly from local suppliers.

Noodle news:

Speaking of ramen, Smith Street is finally getting in on the brothy biz with Slurp! (exclamation mark included). According to Grub Street, Cobble Hill’s newest ramen-ya is setting up shop in the old Chestnut space, and will feature an extensive sake program. We’ll drink (and slurp!) to that.

‘Cue up the music:

There’s a party going on in Williamsburg — a celebration, to last throughout the season. According to Eater, Lady Jay’s bar on Grand Street will host Summer Patio Sessions each Saturday — featuring free country and rockabilly concerts accompanied by heaping, $10 plates of barbecue from nearby neighbor, Mable’s Smokehouse and Banquet Hall. Yee-haw!

Isa overhaul:

Restaurateur Taavo Somer’s head-scratching Williamsburg eatery Isa may no longer have tongues wagging over its high falutin’ food — like sunchoke cream with espresso and dirt — but it’s adding grist to the gossip mill instead. Over a week’s worth of whisperings about staff shakeups and possible shutterings has led to this final bit of intel from Grub Street — the entire kitchen staff is indeed out, and the concept has been revamped in favor of a casual vibe and Mediterranean fare with an emphasis on grilling. “The great feeling of unexpectedly losing your job!” tweeted former sous chef Jose Ramirez.

So long, farewell:

In less surprising news, the Patch reports that the beleaguered Park Slope Eatery has finally folded. The NYC Marshall’s office reveals that the tenants were evicted, which hardly comes as a shock after year-long reports of bankruptcy filings, word that the owners owed almost $100,000 to 18 different creditors, and a staggeringly high number of violations clocked by the DOH. All things considered, it was always a bit odd to wander by and see unconcerned patrons blithely munching on paninis and chicken salad sandwiches. Someone tell the Talde team that there’s a large, airy, prime corner spot open on the intersection of Fifth Street and Seventh Avenue!

Updated 5:34 pm, July 9, 2018
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