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.
Sugar Shop To Host Opening Shindig
Two-week-old candy store Sugar Shop—located at 254 Baltic Street near Court Street—will host a shindig this weekend to celebrate their opening. On Sunday, April 29 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. neighbors are invited to visit the shop and experience free face painting. While there, you can peruse the wide selection of sweets curated by owner Sara Houchins. "The joke is that they're all my favorites," she said. "But right now I'm really loving gummy braids and milk chocolate malt balls." Other treats range from nostalgic Bit O' Honey bars to Hello Kitty hard candies to a table devoted to Brooklyn-made morsels such as Liddabits, Betsy's Buns, Mast Brothers Chocolate and more. The shop features a private space for birthday parties and its very own cotton candy machine, which will be fired up for the first time on May 12 at the Families First Spring Carnival. Sweet.
Brooklyn Buschenschank Denied Outdoor Seating, Scolded by CB6
Local brew-pub-meets-South Brooklyn Pizza-outpost was denied a sidewalk café license by Community Board 6 on Monday, April 23. The eatery had requested a permit for 18 tables and 48 chairs outside its space on Court Street at the corner of Sackett Street. CB6 refused the request, citing complaints from neighbors regarding open windows and other noise violations. At the same meeting, similar permits were approved for , and .
Bon Appétit Announces Carroll Gardens and Red Hook 'Grub Crawls'
On Monday, April 23, Bon Appétit's Restaurant and Drinks Editor (and local resident) Andrew Knowlton announced that the magazine will be hosting multi-city Grub Crawls spanning Brooklyn, New Orleans and Los Angeles. The three-day Brooklyn food tour will take place from Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3, with Carroll Gardens and Red Hook sandwiching stops in Williamsburg. CG venues include , , , and Treats Truck. The Red Hook leg will hit Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Fort Defiance, The Good Fork, and Sunny's. Tickets range from $165 to $575. But fortunately for locals, we can visit any time.
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