Brooklyn Food & Drink Round-Up


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Coming Soon: Prime Meats
465 Court St., at Luquer St., Carroll Gardens; (718) 254-0327
New York magazine describes Prime Meats, the forthcoming restaurant from the owners of Frankies 457 Sputino, as "a tribute to great restaurants of the past, and a bid for modern-day destination status. The bar room will open first, followed by an adjacent dining room, an upstairs speakeasy, and a garden." Eater adds that the space will also encompass "small retail booth around the corner. The dining room and storefront, still under construction now, should be ready to go in the next month... The tap room is now open on the weekends and can be accessed for the time being through Frankies 457."

Coming Soon: Shwarma
Chowhound wetwax reports: "Just a heads-up that the tiny space on 16th St and PPW (formerly Sariwa and the 16th St Gourmet) is about to reopen as 'Shawarma.' The owners are from Egypt and very friendly -- definitely will have the usual Middle Eastern fare, and possibly some special regional dishes (Um Ali, maybe?)"

A New Restaurant for Court Street?
Pardon Me For Asking noticed "signs of life at former restaurant Caffé Carciofo at 248 Court Street. Currently, a restaurant/ wine liquor license has been applied for by a certain 'Bread and Butter Development Group, LLC'. Does anyone know anything more?"

After the jump: Moim's recession special, Red Hook's Home/Made, new Calexico signage, Brooklyn's best hot wings, table service at Park Slope's Get Fresh, and some love for the Lovin' Cup Cafe...

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