Spuyten Duyvil's Big Backyard
359 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg; (718) 963-4140
"Beer nerds, rejoice! The Williamsburg beer Mecca known as Spuyten Duyvil recently unveiled a patio roughly double its original size. The bar took over the backyard of the adjacent building and revealed it as part of their own back garden Wednesday of last week," reports The Feedbag.
New Carroll Gardens Spot Blames the SLA
387 Court Street (at 1st Place), Carroll Gardens
Calpurnia, the new restaurant set to open in the old Hole in the Wall Video space on Court, has posted a sign that reads, "As you can see, the delay in obtaining our liquor license was not our fault." Beside this message is a newspaper article about corruption in the State Liquor Authority. (Eater has posted a photo of the signage.) While we don't recommend dissing the SLA, we're into Calpurnia's spunk. Any idea what kind of restaurant this will be? Tomorrow is opening night, and they'll pour a free glass of wine for anyone who stops by.
Plus: Motorino in Williamsburg just got its liquor license, says Grub Street.
Spring Opening Report
Eater spots a Craigslist posting about available jobs at Fort Defiance in Red Hook, which will "open in May, serving coffee and lunch. Later, we’ll open for cocktails and light food at night. Staff will be trained by Counter Culture Coffee to make great espresso and coffee, and by Fort Defiance owner/food-and-drink writer St. John Frizell to mix drinks." Eater also reports that Calexico's Union Street storefront "should be up and running in three weeks." And Ditmas Park Blog says that Vox Pop is preparing to reopen.
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