Alan Harding

  • Dining

    December 14, 2011

    Littleneck: Gowanus Gets Its Clams

    We promise you they're not from the canal

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Say Hello to Littleneck, Whitehall, Parm

    Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. A second location of cheesesteak purveyor Shorty's has opened in Murray Hill. It also features an extensive beer selection. [Zagat Buzz] Smith Street has yet another n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Michael Laiskonis 'Out' at Le Bernardin; Ed Cotton 'Out' at Plein Sud

    ​Le Bernardin's pastry chef, Michael Laiskonis, is leaving the restaurant after eight years on the job to pursue other projects and "reach a wider audience." [Diner's Journal] Eric Smith, a former five-star chef in New York, is now broke and serving food for Occupy Wall Street. [Grub Street] ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Smoke Joint Team Expands to Clinton Hill

    Clinton Hill gets Smoked.​Hot Bird, the converted garage bar and courtyard that feels like it's miles away from the barren Atlantic Avenue corner it sits on, is getting a new neighbor. The team behind Smoke Joint, Peaches, and Peaches HotHouse is setting up shop next door.

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Coming to Smorgasburg: Barbecue, Chorizo Sandwiches, and Alan Harding's Rice Balls

    A chorizo sandwich, inspired by London's Borough Market and headed for Smorgasburg​ "Smorgasburg," Eric Demby says, "is in this Darwinian phase: We're trying out lots of people. It's a little bit survival of the fittest." The market's evolving list of vendors is producing some new faces this w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Hot Bird Food Truck Trucks Off, Leaving a Parking Spot to Fill

    newyorkstreetfood.comAnd just as swiftly as he drove into our lives, he was gone.​Goods isn't the only food truck to drive off into the sunset. Alan Harding's food truck at Hot Bird on Atlantic Avenue is no more.

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Where Am I Eating? Hot Bird

    Lobster summer roll​Yesterday's Where Am I Eating contest was won handily by ERF, who knew that the foodstuff pictured above is a lobster summer roll from Hot Bird, Alan Harding's food truck parked in the outdoor courtyard of the bar of the same name. Though the roll is messy, easily rupturi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Alan Harding's Food Truck at Hot Bird: Hope You Like Your Dogs Overstuffed

    Stuffed animals.​Alan Harding's long-awaited food truck parked itself outside Hot Bird on Atlantic Avenue at the corner of Clinton Avenue this past weekend. The bar, with its concrete courtyard, picnic table-strewn, is already a popular neighborhood watering hole for its good craft beer, serve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Alan Harding Says His Food Truck Will Open This Friday

    Alan Harding CooksHarding at the helm.​Back in late May, Alan Harding told Chantal that the food truck he was opening at Hot Bird "[s]hould be up and running in next couple of weeks." A couple of weeks turned into a couple of months: according to his website, Harding is now planning to open fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Alan Harding's Food Truck Coming Soon to Hot Bird

    Chantal MartineauHot Bird about to get hotter.​The chalk scribblings scrawled on the wooden enclosure around the newly opened Hot Bird proclaim the imminent arrival of Alan Harding's food truck. On his website, he reveals a few more details about his progress with the truck.

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Alan Harding Planning to Park a Food Truck at Hot Bird

    Alan Harding/Alan Harding CookKustard, pumpkins, and birds, oh my.​There may be another food truck on the Brooklyn horizon, thanks to Alan Harding. Harding, who with Jim Mamary more or less birthed Smith Street's restaurant row, has written an amusing entry on his website touching upon subject ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2008

    Day of the Chicken, the Ikea Bus and More

    Curbed declared today the day of the chickens as restaurateur Alan Harding threatened to keep chickens in the backyard of his new place as a measure of revenge against the Brooklynites giving him heat for opening over a dozen restaurants in the borough with his partner Jim Mamary. They’ve been ra ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    February 22, 2005