When one restaurant’s doors close, another’s open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we’ll fill you in on what opened up around town. This week: whole hog barbeque in Bushwick, Acadian food in the East Village, and a casual French spot in Brooklyn.
Arrogant Swine, 173 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, 347-328-5595
Bushwick’s long-awaited whole hog barbecue restaurant is finally open: Tyson Ho’s Arrogant Swine serves up North Carolina-style ‘cue. While pork reigns supreme here, diners can also feast on turkey legs, spare ribs, macaroni and cheese, and more. Arrogant Swine also keeps 20 beers on draft and a wide selection of bottles.
King Bee, 424 East 9th Street, 646-755-8088
Acadian food has arrived in New York City via King Bee, a new restaurant in the East Village. We spoke to owners Eben Klemm and Ken Jackson earlier this week, who primed us on this type of cuisine, which comes from French immigrants who moved through Canada down to Louisiana. King Bee’s menu includes duck fricot, poutine râpée, and much more. The restaurant is now open for dinner.
Le Fond, 105 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-389-6859
Former Lambs Club chef de cuisine Jacob Eberle has opened Le Fond, a casual French restaurant. The menu includes items such as rabbit terrine, pork tenderloin, and a burger made with Pat LaFrieda beef. The restaurant is open every night except Monday for dinner.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 10, 2014