Before he built a career under Jean-Georges, Stephen Starr, and Morimoto; before he did Top Chef; and before he became the chef and partner in three different restaurants -- Talde (369 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, 347-916-0031), Pork Slope (247 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-768-7675), and Thistle Hill (4 ... More >>
A sizable part of this city's population has a high tolerance for wait lists, and the rest of us avoid lines at any cost--which means we've missed out on some of the restaurants other people rave about because we're simply unwilling to give up three hours to stand around. If you fall in the latter c ... More >>
That John Bush's name is stamped on cocktail menus around the city--his credits include Vig Bar and Mario Batali's Otto--is a testament to the time he's put in behind the bar here: After bar-backing and photographing bands all over the globe, Bush landed in this scene 20 years ago, and he spent 12 o ... More >>
This week in food blogs: Food Republic posts an interview with Dale Talde, David Massoni and John Bush about their Brooklyn restaurant ventures in graphic-novel form. Food and Think explores the work of Charles Spence, a researcher investigating how sound affects flavor. Serious Eats shows y ... More >>
How the band and its once and current singer were caught in an emotional mosh
Dale TaldeLast month, Thistle Hill Tavern co-owner Dave Massoni told us that he would be doing "something new in the neighborhood with another chef." No further details about his new restaurant were forthcoming, but it now appears that "another chef" is Dale Talde.
Photo courtesy of Thistle Hill TavernYesterday we heard that maybe, possibly, probably, the owners of Thistle Hill Tavern were planning to open a new restaurant.
New American fare gets a personal touch in Brooklyn
Spicy pickles ($5)Last night, Thistle Hill's handful of wooden tables were full as dusk filtered in through the place's large windows. The restaurant cooks in the farm-to-table new American style that has become as familiar as a corner slice joint, and has a full bar with tasty $10 cocktails ... More >>
New signage up at Thistle Hill, the much anticipated bar and restaurant from NOFX's Fat Mike and a consortium of others, including 'inoteca's David Massoni and Niagara Bar's John Bush. When last we checked in, the spot, which is located in the former Olive Vine location at 15th Street and 7th ... More >>
New signage at the corner of 15th Street and Seventh Avenue in South Park Slope reveals that Thistle Hill Tavern, the new spot from 'inoteca's David Massoni, is now aiming for a March opening.