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Entries in openings (111)

Tuesday
Aug142012

FiPS Preview: Du Jour Bakery

When Perch, the Fifth Ave brunch spot that many a Park Slope mommy thought of as a second home, shuttered at the end of last year, it was just another death in the long list of slightly-shocking 2011 Park Slope restaurant closings (see Aunt Suzie's, Tonio's).

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Tuesday
Jul312012

Giant Park Slope Beer Hall's Opening Delayed By DOB Paperwork

Photo via Die Koelner Bierhalle Facebook Page

For those of you eagerly awaiting the opening of Die Koelner Bierhalle on St. Marks near 4th Avenue -- an authentic, 4,000 square foot German beer hall with a giant back garden that will satisfy up to 200 drinkers at a time with 30 German beers on tap, 40 bottled brews and tasty bratwurst and kielbasa -- you might have to settle for elsewhere a tad bit longer. 

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Tuesday
Jul032012

Pinkberry to open in Park Slope on July 20th

HOLY. CRAP. Did you know that "Pinkberry" isn’t just your Midwestern aunt’s cutesy name for her lower lady bits? TRUE STORY. It's also the name of a Cali-based chain of frozen yogurt joints. FRO YO. YOU KNOW, YO? Ok. That is the last time I will call it that. Stupidest snack name ever.

As Erica mentioned in her April Pinkberry-tingling post about the current state of Park Slope frozen treats, this summer Park Slope residents are getting a Pinkberry of their very own--on July 20th to be exact.

I recently had a brief chat with Pinkberry’s Director of East Coast Operations Pete Casey, and he told me that in the weeks leading up to the opening on 7th Ave and Garfield they'll be stopping by local businesses to hand out samples of their frozen yogurt. By the 19th they will be hosting a friends & family opening from 6-10pm where the public can try a small version of their frozen yogurt with a topping. The next day, they'll officially open.

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Monday
Jun112012

FiPS Exclusive: A Peek Inside Construction At Owl Farm

After old-classic-filthy Irish bar Harry Boland's met its tax-related MC Hammer-esque demise, we all wondered what was going to happen with the empty space. Was it doomed to become another Starbucks or PetCo? Would FiPS finally get that salad place? Turns out brothers Mike and Ben Wiley, who are part owners of Bar Great Harry in Carroll Gardens and Mission Dolores on 4th avenue in the Slope, snatched the space up and will be transforming it into a new joint called Owl Farm.

Mike and Ben Wiley

Mike and Ben, along with middle brother Seth, have spent the past few months renovating the space, which was named after Hunter S. Thompson's old ranch in Woody Creek, CO (it's also a fair homage for the shit that used to go down at Harry's). The brothers recently gave FIPS a preview of what the place is gonna look like for their (hopefully) soft opening on Friday, June 15th.

When that happens, be prepared for a whopping 28 beers on tap, plus two cask lines...

 

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Wednesday
May302012

Calexico Is Bringing Its Vendy Award-Winning Ass to 5th Avenue!

Photo via CalexicoHoly tacos and tortas, Batman! Calexico, the much-buzzed about Vendy award-winning Cal-Mex food cart turned brick & mortar restaurant WITH A CHIPOTLE SAUCE NICKNAMED "CRACK," is making its way to our neighborhood. Here's Park Slope recently reported that brothers Jesse, Brian and Dave Vendley, along with pal Peter Oleyer, will be opening a new location on 5th Avenue and and 1st Street where Blue Ribbon Sushi once stood. 

In a written letter taped to the door of the soon-to-be restaurant, the owners introduce themselves, saying, "The restaurant will be very similar to our other Brooklyn locations. We will offer fresh, healthy Cal-Mex cuisine at an affordable price. We will also offer a kid's menu... Our restaurant will be food-focused, but we hope to be able to serve beer, wine and margaritas as accompaniments."

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