January 22 Opening Report


The weekend is almost here. Where, oh where will you be eating? Here’s the good news about what’s actually opening in this economy:

Nolita Thai hangout Lovely Day (106 Elizabeth Street) is re-opening after recovering from some fire damage it suffered in October.

We may have to forgive the pun-tastic name before we can drink there, but a new wine bar called Brook-vin (381 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn) is opening in Park Slope tonight. Bacon-infused bourbon and fruit-soaked vodkas may help us on our path to forgiveness.

Greenpoint gets a new gastropub in River Barrel. The kitchen will be open until 1am to satiate drunken, empty-bellied hipsters.

Also new in Brooklyn this week is Billly’s Sunday (49 Lincoln Road, Brooklyn), new barbecue joint from Jim Mamary, the man who developed much of Smith Street.
[Hawthorne Street via Grub Street]

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 22, 2009


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