Come February, Egg is in like Flynn and Parish Hall is out in the wilderness

Popular Williamsburg brunch spot cannibalizes its fine dining offspring

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Egg is about to get a bigger carton.

The owner of Egg, the wildly-popular Williamsburg breakfast and brunch spot, plans to shut down his less-popular-but-bigger eatery Parish Hall and move the mimosa dispensary into the larger digs.

“This space is smaller than we would like it to be,” said Egg chef Evan Hanczor of his current accommodations. “People have to wait for a long time and there is not enough room for prep. It will be great to have more room.”

Parish Hall opened two years ago on N. Third Street serving lunch and dinner, but it never gained the popularity of Egg, which has consistently had a line down N. Fifth Street for eight years of weekend brunches.

Since the Parish Hall storefront holds between 60 and 70 diners and the Egg space only holds 30, Hanczor said it was a no-brainer to shutter the less popular restaurant and move in the one with a following.

“Egg will finally be in a space that is more spacious and accommodat­ing,” Hanczor said.

Parish Hall will close after Friday and the staff will begin readying it for Egg, which will reopen in the new space in early- to mid-February, he said. The chef thinks the restaurant might only have to shut down for a day to make the move, he said.

The owners might reopen Parish Hall at another location sometime in the future, but have no immediate plans to do so, he said.

Hanczor declined to reveal how much revenue each restaurant takes in.

Owner George Weld is trying to keep on as many of the two restaurants’ approximately 40 staff members as possible and trying to find other jobs for those he cannot. Some of kitchen and wait staff have already been hired by other restaurants in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

diehipster from Crushing Calebs says:
LOL. Look at the picture of Mike from Wichita and Northside Nerd. Having their special low price $18 poached eggs and mimosas. So easy to part hips/yups from their money. I really must get into that practice.

Brooooooooklyn deeeeeeeeeeeed!!!!
Jan. 23, 2014, 9:52 am
ty from pps says:
Look at meeeee! I'm diehipster! Look at meeee! I'm making the same comment again! Me me me!

So, diehipster, what do you have to offer that *anyone* would pay for?

I expect you to either (a) not respond or (b) make another dumb comment. It would be interesting to hear what you actually contribute to the world other than the noble pursuit of not being a hipster.
Jan. 23, 2014, 10:21 am
Northside Ned from Greenpoint says:
^Make money??? Jerome you spend more time on the internet than a teenage fat girl. I'm pretty sure that making money would severely cut into your blow harding and playing grab-ass with losers time.
Jan. 23, 2014, 10:25 am
flattery is from imitation says:
That diehipsters guy sure has you guys and girls eating from his hand, don't he?
Jan. 23, 2014, 11:53 am
teenage girl says:
Mr. Ned, "fat girl" jokes r not funny. Real women have curves. I think you could have made your point in a better more mature intelligent way than by insulting big girls like me.
Jan. 23, 2014, 11:57 am
The Chooch from the Bohemian Magic Show says:
eyii ... so Jerome is a gun freak as well as an angry mook. Watch out. Someone in human services needs to reach out to this puppy before he pops. Isn't that what they always say? "There were so many signs and signals, so why didn't anyone intervene? What a tragedy!" ... etc.
Jan. 23, 2014, 12:36 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
I hate to be the one to report the alarming post above from this Jerome character, but someone had to. Now, I don't want to start any trouble here on this board, but when this dead hipster goes on a shooting spree, whether it be at the post office, over brunch, or in his mother's basement, there is only one man that can truly say that he told you so. This man's name happens to be John Wasserman. Having said this, I can only hope that you'll pardon this interruption. Ty might be annoying, but that doesn't mean he deserves to get his head blown off, if you don't mind my saying so.
Jan. 23, 2014, 1:08 pm
The Chooch from the Bohemian Magic Show says:
Jan. 23, 2014, 1:28 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
He should be on the other side of bars-the inside, if you will. And if you don't mind my adding that this is more than just one man's opinion, then I would like to add that, also.
Jan. 23, 2014, 2:17 pm
The Chooch from the Bohemian Magic Show says:
The Chooch is shocked and awed. Jerome threatens to walk into a hipster restaurant and blow people away with a rifle. On the Internet. And he names the restaurant and several people. That's pretty serious. And talk about Stoopit with a Brooklyn accent! Does Jerome know you can go to jail for being much less explicit than he just was? Jerome, you there? Feeling noivous? You should be! It's a shocking read. Especially in print. Wow!
Jan. 23, 2014, 3:52 pm
"Interloper" from Kent Ave says:
dieHipster is so proud of himself for commenting on this first. He complains about the hipsters living off mommy and daddy who have all the free time in the world to do whatever...he in fact is quite obviously an unemployed loser who has nothing better to do than troll BrooklynPaper.

Do you want to fight somebody dieHipster? Who is it that you're mad at? I know that they world has been a cruel place to you.
Jan. 23, 2014, 4:26 pm
diehipster from Electricuting Ethans says:
It's Mr Wasserman who should be nervous. He is the one who typed it; and it's in the Brooklyn Paper servers even though they erased it from here although I sent the link to the 78th precinct before they erased it. He or multiple people have been pretending to be me on every article. It is flattering i must say. And the "irony" is that with all the pardoning he does here all day long, I don't think any judge will pardon him! Lollllll lollll lollll if you don't mind me lolllling.

Oh EthanChooch, I know my real words from a real Brooklynite sting you so badly. You'll never be one. You'll always be a hated smug yup from elsewhere. But dont take my word for it; you see it daily on people's faces as you slither from coffee shop to gallery. Presto! THE MAGIC OF DIEHIPSTER COMPELS YOU!

Long live Actual Brooklyn!
Jan. 23, 2014, 4:30 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
^^^I beg your pardon? I'm sorry to be the one to inform you of this, and please don't take this the wrong way, but I would never even want to pretend to be you, Mr. Hipster (if that is, indeed, your real name). In fact, I would much rather eat a bowl of dung than be involved with your evil doings.
I do have a question, though:
What is Lollllll lollll lollll if you don't mind me lolllling, and are you really a teenaged girl for using that language on the air like this?
Jan. 23, 2014, 6:49 pm
K says:
Diehipster just got burned!
Jan. 23, 2014, 7:13 pm
diehipster from FearingBrownpeople says:
LOL! Unemployed? I've been a professional wallpaperer ever since I dropped out of high school!
Jan. 23, 2014, 9:35 pm
NYPD from NY says:
Damn, diehipster got burned to a crisp. It must really suck to not be able to afford an expensive brunch. Enjoy that stale deli egg and cheese on a roll, loser.
Jan. 24, 2014, 3:44 pm
Mila Dydewinter from Williamsburg Heights says:
Stop obsessing on DH. You look like complete fools. Get a job or hobby. Something. Anything. Just please STFU, because everything you say vindicates DH's scorn of you and your ilk.
Jan. 24, 2014, 5:36 pm
Transplant from Mooklyn says:
DH is obsessing about us, not the other way around. He represents an example of the hate we get on a daily basis by a certain subset of locals for ignoring their territorial markings and displays. We get it -- you're not going to make any room on the sidewalk for us, or refrain from spitting as we pass, and you're not ashamed of littering right in front of us, because it's YOUR neighborhood. But the reality of the situation is that the neighborhood has always belonged to those who pay for it, so if you don't like that then maybe Brooklyn is not for you.
Jan. 24, 2014, 8:02 pm
The Chooch from the Bohemian Magic Show says:
The Chooch is obsessed with Brooklyn. Period. He doesn't care one way or another who's in the mix. There will always be dimwits and blowhards on threads like this. I use the Brooklyn Paper as my own soap box, to set morons straight about what's good for Brooklyn. After all, I should know. When the Chooch settled in Brooklyn 31 years ago the place was a sewer. Now everyone in the world wants to live in Brookkyn and they can't because it's too expensive. Thanks to the Chooch and his magic show. The proof is in the pudding. We have utterly and completely transformed the borough. And the Chooch is mighty proud of that. Does he care what other people think? Not really. What did they do, hang out on welfare and get evicted? Why should it be any concern of mine what trailer park you move into upstate. The Chooch would rather have neighbors who pay real estate taxes like him.
Jan. 25, 2014, 2:52 am
EVA from park Slope says:
Ethan you are an complete imbecile to bring property taxes into the conversation! Lol lol lol.
Jan. 25, 2014, 1:25 pm
Peter Missing from Trustfundlandia says:
Yeah, paying 20x the cost for a friggin egg is real genius. You sure showed Diehipster!
Jan. 25, 2014, 1:40 pm
KAITLYN from Yogaland says:
Well you see, Eva, real estate taxes are relevant because they pay for many city services and handouts. See, even I know that.
Jan. 25, 2014, 3:35 pm
EVA from Williamsburg Heights says:
Kaitlyn, look up 421A and see that many,many of these new condos are gettimg off the hook for billions in taxes for DECADES. Wake up dummy.
Jan. 25, 2014, 3:58 pm
The Chooch from the Bohemian Magic Show says:
The 421a is a tax abatement, it's not a handout. It's not welfare. Although it requires a 20 percent set-aside for welfare housing. States and municipalities have to create tax incentives for all kinds of businesses in order to spur development and remain competitive. New Jersey, for example, is very good at this, and the state has been siphoning jobs off NYC for decades with its lower taxes. NYC has an acute housing shortage and we need to create incentives to get units built. You watch, Bill will be little different from Mike on this matter.
Jan. 25, 2014, 5:25 pm
"Interloper" from Kent Ave says:
Some of us have good jobs and don't work at the Post Office. It's not really a big deal for me to go out and spend $100 on a nice meal on a late Saturday or Sunday morning after having a big night the night before too.

Get a job townie.
Jan. 27, 2014, 12:24 pm
The Chooch from The Bohemian Magic Show says:
EGG-zakly ! Interloper gets it. And the Chooch gets that he's paying for the poach, not the egg. The hipster ambience is added value as well. Happy to shell out, and tip as well.
Jan. 27, 2014, 2:46 pm

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