NOFX’s Fat Mike Is Opening A Restaurant In Park Slope


Please welcome the Thistle Hill Tavern, serving “new American cuisine in a comfortable, laidback setting”–namely, on the corner of 15th Street and Seventh Avenue, in the space the insipid, theoretically-Middle Eastern eatery Olive Vine used to occupy. The spot, which is hoping for a March opening, is backed by an unlikely conglomerate: veteran restaurateur David Massoni (of inoteca), local East Village bartender John Bush, and Mike Burkett, who you and I and the rest of the world know as NOFX’s Fat Mike. No surprise that Fat Mike has money to throw around–have you seen dude’s old house? But who would’ve thought the guy who wrote “Don’t Call Me White” would post up on one of the most pale and anodyne corners in all of our fair city? Only a Fat Wreck Chords-themed menu can redeem you now, Mike. [Fork in the Road]

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