The Year in Restaurants and Bars

A look back at some of the openings and closings of restaurants and bars in Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Red Hook in 2013.

Erin Norris sips a glass of wine in Grindhaus next to the blue waterline that shows almost how high the water went when Sandy hit. (Photo by Rich Arleo).
Erin Norris sips a glass of wine in Grindhaus next to the blue waterline that shows almost how high the water went when Sandy hit. (Photo by Rich Arleo).

From a Dream to a Nightmare and Back, Grindhaus Finally Opens

Five years after signing her lease, Erin Norris finally opens Grindhaus at 275 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook.

Take Root Growing in Cobble Hill

Once a part-time yoga studio that held occasional tastings and brunch, Take Root in Cobble Hill has listened to its patrons and is focusing solely on dinner due to the popularity of the tastings.

Brooklyn Enjoying Boerum Hill's Patron 'Saint' of Beer

St. Gambrinus Beer Shoppe opened up just about a month ago in Boerum Hill with the promise of craft beer for all -- and according to many, it has delivered.

'Hometown' Bar-B-Que Restaurant Finally Opens in Red Hook

Originally slated to open last fall, Hurricane Sandy had other plans for 'Hometown' and many other businesses in Red Hook. Now, almost a year later, the enormous barbecue restaurant has finally opened. 

Pacific Green Gourmet: Two Shops Are Better Than One

On the heels of the news that Pacific Green Gourmet will be taking the space of 80-year-old deli Mastellone's—which closed Wednesday—owner Billy Solmaz is reportedly still planning to sue his landlord and maintain two stores.

Mastellone's Italian Deli Closing, Gives Space to Pacific Green Gourmet

Mastellone's Italian Deli, long beloved in Carroll Gardens for its homemade prepared foods, such as eggplant, salted mozzarella and rice pudding, is quietly closing this Wednesday to the surprise of loyal patrons. But in its place another independently owned business will be getting a second shot at retail life.

Saul on Smith Street Shutters

Another beloved Boerum Hill restaurant closes its doors —but not for the usual reasons one might expect.

Battersby Chefs Bringing New Restaurant to Carroll Gardens

The eatery replaces a closed burger joint on Court Street.

Teaffee Brothers Bring Love of Tea and Coffee To Carroll Gardens

Family-owned cafe on Court Street offers more than 80 brews.

Bareburger Cobble Hill Officially Opens Today

After three months of construction, a new chainlet has entered the burger battle on Court Street.

Sunny's Bar in Red Hook Aims for June Reopening

After suffering substantial damages during Hurricane Sandy last fall, a pillar of the Red Hook business community is hoping to reopen its doors this June.


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