Calexico Carne Asada Is Open!
22 Union St. nr. Columbia St.; (718) 488-8226
This long-awaited restaurant from the brothers who run the Calexico street carts opened yesterday afternoon — and we just snapped some photos of the interior. The owners say the menu is still evolving, and Calexico Twitter page says, "We will only be open for lunch for the first few days but by next week or so we will be open for dinner!!"
More Openings and Gossip
Reis 100 Sandwich Factory will open tomorrow at 375-B Fifth Ave. in Park Slope next to Bar Reis, says Grub Street, and its menu will include 100 mini-sandwiches priced from $3.50 to $5... BushwickBK reports that Phorum has opened at 50 Starr Street at the corner of Wilson Avenue in Bushwick and is serving pizzas, pastas, salads, and main courses that feature local, organic ingredients... El Matador is now open and serving Spanish-Latin American BYOB at 795 Grand St., nr. Bushwick Ave. in East Williamsburg, says Grub Street... Time Out says that Brooklyn Bowl is opening this week at 61 Wythe Ave. between North 11th and 12th Streets in Williamsburg... And A Brooklyn Life notes, "The storefront that used to be Chicory looks to be opening soon (at least by the peek through the window). Although the appearance of warming trays has us a bit confused as to what kind of food will be served."
Barrette Will Close This Weekend
601 Vanderbilt Ave (at Bergen St), Prospect Heights; (718) 230-5170
The Feed reports, "Owner Erica Crawford confirms that our favorite Prospect Heights burlesque-bar-cum-cocktail-den Barrette is closing for good this weekend... Bid the place goodbye this Sunday when Barrette will be bleeding out the last of their kegs—drafts are $1 to the bitter end."
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