Following his short-lived tenure at Dean Street, Nate Smith headed for Greenpoint, where he busied himself with a series of pop-up dinners at Veronica People’s Club. Now, it looks like he’s made his commitment to North Brooklyn official.
After The Brooklyn Paper reported that the erstwhile Spotted Pig chef was taking over the old Raymund’s Place space at 124 Bedford Avenue, Smith confirmed his plans to Eater. The restaurant, called All’s Well (or Kettle Pie, according to The Brooklyn Paper), will be a pub, “but not necessarily so masculine,” Smith said.
This presumably means that crushed Viagra won’t be used as a seasoning for the food, which will be of the seasonal American variety and change throughout the week. As is now customary, there will also be a burger that will likely be available after midnight.
The restaurant’s name is meant to signify a place with “good vibes” — and, one assumes, no TV.
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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 6, 2011