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Restaurant Blotter: HBH Opening Late May, GoogaMooga Goes Viral, Mile End Takes Manhattan

This week's restaurant blotter for the tastiest precinct.

Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill represent the crossroads of Brooklyn gastronomy. The blotter is our weekly roundup of restaurant happenings, events and deals.

HBH Gourmet Sandwiches Inches Closer To Opening Its Doors

After noticing some hopeful updates posted to Facebook, Patch reached out to the owners of HBH Gourmet Sandwiches—the new eatery located at 407 Smith Street in the space formerly occupied by healthy-kosher cafe —to get the scoop on when neighbors can expect it to open.

"We're nearing final stages of renovation," said Robert Ugorets. "We've been doing all the renovations ourselves. So thats why it's taking so long," he continued, laughing, "But now there are just a few finishing touches left to do. We plan to open for a few hours in the afternoon around mid to the end of May. Then we will have a grand opening before or after Memorial Day Weekend. We haven't decided yet." 

After inquiring about several full-color closeups of ruby red short-rib pastrami, smoked maple turkey breast and a grilled veggie sandwich that Ugorets had also posted to Facebook, Patch was also able to squeeze out a few more details regarding the menu.

"It's pretty much going to be focused around sandwiches during the day," he said. "Everything is homemade, from the pastramis to the bacons, smoked turkey, etc. Those will be the staples and we will have other sandwiches that change seasonally." In the evenings, Ugorets said, there will be a separate menu. HBH is currently in the process of applying for a wine and beer license. 

GoogaMooga Teases Out Trailers of Celeb Chefs

EaterNY reported Tuesday that  food and music festival hitting Prospect Park on May 19-20 released a few video promos starring Eddie HuangApril Bloomfield, and Tom Colicchio.

Mile End Expands To Manhattan

The Little Montreal-Jewish Deli That Could (aka ) succeeded in implementing phase one of a two-part expansion this week, opening a new space in Noho. The larger sister deli features an expanded menu that includes smoked lamb sausage on a roll, smoked turkey on rye, chopped liver on pletzel, and even pickled veal tongue and raisin marmalade on pumpernickel. This might be worth crossing the bridge for a taste. Phase two will take place when a storefront opens in the Red Hook kitchen facility in a few weeks.

Vinzee's May Be Doneski

Pardon Me For Asking posited in a post yesterday that the restaurant known as , located at 412 Court Street, at the corner of First Place, may have closed its doors for good. The shop has not been open for several days.

16 Handles Still Sporting a Plastic Banner 

We will continue to await the future signage.

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