No Sign, a.k.a. The Mozzarella Lady; 597 Metropolitan Avenue, between Lorimer and Leonard; (718) 387-5830
Thanks to the second installment of NYC Food Guy's Williamsburg Sandwich Tour, we get to feast our eyes on this sausage, pepper, and fresh mozzarella sandwich, which was made by "91-year-old Georgi, who has been preparing handmade, melt-in-your-mouth fresh mozzarella that according to her 'puts you in your own world.'"
6 Restaurant Openings
Olga's, a health-conscious restaurant with vegetarian and kosher specialties, has opened at 407 Smith between 4th and 5th Streets in Carroll Gardens, says Pardon Me For Asking. Watty & Meg, serving "items such as crispy-skinned salmon with quinoa, kale and juniper-berry sauce," is opening this week at 248 Court Street at Kane Street in Cobble Hill, says Time Out New York. And Eater reports that "the giant bar/restaurant/music venue/roof deck Berry Park on 4 Berry Street in Williamsburg is slowly chugging along"... Anella should be opening in the old Queen's Hideaway space in Greenpoint on Thursday... Bed-Stuy is about to get a new speakeasy called Sarah James at 305 Throop Street... And the old 360 space in Red Hook will soon be opening as Italian spot O Barone.
A Restaurant for the Edge
"Williamsburg’s massive waterfront development the Edge is still looking for a restaurateur to take on its restaurant space by winter, according to a broker for the project. The space may fall to a chain because of the high rent, but the developer is trying to secure one that’s not too offensive to indie types," Grub Street reports. Apparently Heartland Brewery and Shake Shack were considered but are now out of the running.
After the jump: A big-time barbecue cookbook from a Fort Greene writer, news on Lobo and Anselmo's, and a closer look at O'Keefe's Bar & Grill...