ISA in Williamsburg is now open for lunch from noon to 4 p.m. The Mediterranean restaurant has turned some of their dinner entree options into smaller dishes divided into snacks, pizzas, soups, and salads. Some items, like the Tuscan kale Caesar salad garnished with sourdough croutons, are available for both meals, but the new breakfast pizza is topped with egg, pancetta, salsa verde, and fontina cheese. Muffaletta and Milanese sandwiches are served on homemade focaccia. 348 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn
Daniel Delaney’s BrisketTown began serving breakfast brisket tacos a month ago, and now they’re officially on the menu, served in tortillas with cheddar cheese and scrambled eggs. The bacon in a bacon, egg, and cheese taco is made from smoked and cured pork shoulder instead of belly. For vegetarians, a Brussels-sprout taco is topped with pickled onions, salsa verde, and homemade ketchup. Meat tacos are $4 each and vegetarian tacos are $3.50 each. The new lunch service also includes a smoked rib sandwich and a smoked brisket sandwich. Each is $6, but pricing is subject to change after a full lunch menu is instated. 359 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn
Hung Huynh’s new Asian restaurant on Bowery, the General, will now serve pastries and coffee from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the in-house bakery. According to Diner’s Journal, the new outpost opened on Wednesday morning and serves doughnuts “encrusted with cereals,” from pastry chef Thiago Silva. Think Cocoa Puffs and Fruity Pebbles. “Pretzel Bombs” are filled with bacon, egg, and cheese, and Stumptown Hairbender coffee is available. 199 Bowery
Chelsea’s Willow Road began serving lunch and brunch earlier this month. The weekday menu has heavy dishes like a beef pot pie for $19 and sea bass escabeche po’ boy with cucumber and pickled shallots for $16. Lighter options include the “Twenty Greens” salad for $10, and allows for add-ins like puffed wild rice. Weekend brunch includes a grilled grapefruit with mint sugar. 85 Tenth Ave.
Nordic hit Aska will now offer a 10-course tasting menu from chef Fredrik Berselius on Friday and Saturday nights for $115 a person. “We want it to be an opportunity to keep looking for other ingredients,” Berselius told Fork in the Road. “Now nothing’s growing in the farmers’ markets, but if it’s growing we’re using it.” He said spring and summer will be the most exciting times to try new dishes at the Williamsburg restaurant. Drink pairings can be added for $65. The new menu will be available after March 15. 90 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn
Salvation Taco, April Bloomfield and Roberto Santibañez’s modern taqueria in Murray Hill, is now open for weekend brunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Find Mexican-inspired dishes like chilaquiles and fried rice with eggs, and baked goods like a roasted poblano biscuit with chile jam. Other nibbles include the crispy pig ears and kimchi pork-belly pozole from the dinner menu. Every dish is under $15, and specialty cocktails, like a cucumber mimosa, run for $10. 145 E. 39th St.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on March 7, 2013